Internacional vs Botafogo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda, Porto Alegre.
Inter’s impressive streak of ten consecutive games without a defeat came to an end on Thursday evening when they lost 2-1 away at relegation strugglers America Mineiro.
Can they recover from such an unexpected failure just three days later when mid-table Botafogo come to visit Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda in Porto Alegre?
Fogao made it 5 wins, draws and losses each in 15 rounds of the competition by beating Chapecoense in the mid-week fixture. Such record is only enough for the 10th position at the moment as the head coach Marcos Pauqeta is hoping to see his men challenging the top-six finish and a place in Copa Libertadores next season.
They are currently four points shy of Cruzeiro in sixth, but to make wishes come true, they’ll need an away upset from matches just as the one against Internacional is.
Internacional vs Botafogo: Head-to-head
Inter lead the head to head tie by five wins ahead of the landmark 30th encounter with Fogao.
It’s been two years since these two last locked horns as Internacional spend the previous season in the second class of the Brazilian football.
Botafogo won last two meetings with Inter back in 2016.
Internacional vs Botafogo: Prediction
Internacional are a very tough nut to crack in their backyard. They’ve been impeccable at home so far in the season, winning five and drawing two of seven games there. Odair Hellmann’s men conceded just two goals in seven home fixtures so far, meaning Botafogo could face some serious troubles finding the back of the net on Sunday evening.
The visitors failed to bag a goal in any of last two away fixtures suffering losses to Corinthians and Flamengo along the way. With Inter’s dominant form in Porto Alegre, we can hardly see anything else but a home victory when these two take on each other on Sunday evening.
The home win is paid at 1.60, while you can alternatively try with Internacional to keep a clean sheet at 1.83.
Internacional vs Botafogo: Bet Tips
Interncional to win @ 1.60
Internacional to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83.