Internacional vs Botafogo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (Porto Alegre).
Internacional has been going strong with their brand of strong football at home, and weak performances on the road. In that regards, this upcoming tie is an important one for the squad, but the incoming guests could provide some serious competition, taking into account the away stats they have delivered over the course of the last several weeks.
Both are trying to break into the Libertadores spots, and since Corinthians in the fifth position and Atletico-MG in the sixth are taking on each other, the victor of the fixture at Porto Alegre has an opportunity to make some major inroads into the top tier.
Internacional vs Botafogo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five matches saw home wins.
- Six of the former eight meetings had the home teams scoring two or more goals.
- Internacional registered wins in three of the previous four encounters at this venue.
- The last time these two met, Internacional recorded a 3-0 victory at home.
Internacional vs Botafogo Prediction
At this venue, the hosts have been on an impressive run lately. They are on a live streak of 16 matches on the trot without a loss, and 11 of these were wins. Going on, the team has lost just once in their previous 22 appearances in front of the home crowd, and had separate five-game and six-match winning streaks here during the stretch.
Meanwhile, Botafogo lost three of the former four road trips and was winless in eight of their prior ten overall match-ups. Moreover, they have failed to score in their last two fixtures, and in three of their prior five games on the road.
As such, count on the home team to put on a strong performance, and the visitors to struggle to score as well.
Internacional vs Botafogo Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Internacional @ 1.40 (2/5).
Internacional to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).