Atletico Nacional vs Botafogo
Date: Friday, 14th April 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Atanasio Girardot.
Who could have predicted such a scenario in the opening matches of the group 1 in this term of Copa Libertadores?
Ecuadorian Barcelona shockingly took six points from two opening matches in spite of being heavy underdogs besides the likes of Atletico Nacional, Botafogo and Estudiantes.
The reigning champions will thus have an imperative to bounce back after a shocking away loss at Barcelona.
They simply need to pick up three points against Botafogo to stay in the battle for one of the top two positions which lead to the knockout stage of the competition.
Reinaldo Rueda’s men have been enjoying a fantastic shape in Colombian Primera A Division where five-win streak got them four points clear at the top with a game in hand.
The season in the top flight of Brazilian football is yet to start, but Botafogo have been enjoying a phenomenal attacking form coming in the game with the last season’s champions.
The team led by Jair Ventura notched 12 goals in four consecutive wins in Campeonato Carioca 1 and they are set to play the final with Vasco da Gama this Sunday.
Atletico Nacional vs Botafogo: Head to head
Interestingly, the two sides have never previously met each other because Botafogo are not that frequent members of the most elite football competition in South America.
Atletico Nacional vs Botafogo: Prediction
We are definitely in for a spectacular evening packed with the top class football and goals.
Both sides have been fantastic in the final third lately, the match will have a huge importance for both managers, and we just can’t see a scenario in which both teams won’t find the net.
Atletico Nacional vs Botafogo: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Over 2.5 goals & BTTS at 21/10 odds.
The second bet is Atletico Nacional to win & BTTS at 10/3.