Red Bull Bragantino vs Botafogo RJ
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Kick-off at 23:15 UK/ 24:15 CET
Venue: Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid (Bragança Paulista).
The 1-1 draw on the road against Santos FC was a good start for the promoted team in the new season of Brazil Serie A.
Red Bull Bragantino is the current Paulista winners and the Serie B champions. They have lost only one match post lockdown. They have shown a great deal of strength at home with just two losses in their last ten home matches, mostly in their Paulista fixtures.
Botafogo also made an unbeaten run post lockdown, but two of those three clashes were draws. They haven’t scored a goal in their last two matches, courtesy of their double goalless draw in the schedule.
The Big Fire had finished last season at the 15th place in the league table and will visit on the back of a goalless draw at home with Fluminense in the Carioca.
Red Bull Bragantino vs Botafogo RJ Head-to-head (h2h)
- Since 1998, the teams have met five times, and Botafogo has two wins.
- The host’s lone win in their clashes came at home in 2015.
- Their previous encounter was in 2016 and the Fogao won with a 1-0 scoreline.
- Both teams have scored in two of their overall five fixtures.
Red Bull Bragantino vs Botafogo RJ Prediction
Red Bull Bragantino has shown a rise in form and their defense holding the Santos attack in the opening match was evidence to that stat. The host will also have the home ground advantage in the game.
Winless in the last three away games, and having won only one of their last five league away fixtures in their schedule, the odds are against Botafogo despite being an experienced side in the campaign.
The safest bet for the punters will be a draw no bet over Bragantino since they are the favorites. The tip for over 1.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters regarding either side’s scoring average in the schedule.
Red Bull Bragantino vs Botafogo RJ Betting tips
Draw no bet: Red Bull Bragantino @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.41 (2/5).