Santos vs Botafogo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 8th June 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho.
Santos just can’t seem to catch the right form at the start of the new Serie A campaign.
The last year’s runner-up will be looking to get the much-needed breakthrough this Wednesday when they host Botafogo in the derby match of the round.
Fish failed to find the back of the net in back-to-back losses to Cruzeiro and Corinthians.
The team will have a very tough task to end this unpleasant streak on Wednesday since Botafogo have been rock solid at the back at the start of the season.
The hosts picked up no more than three points from the opening four rounds which is one of their slowest starts in the last decade.
The Great Fire managed to bounce back after an initial defeat to Gremio to keep three consecutive clean sheets in the following fixtures.
Jair Ventura’s men have also had a strong campaign in Copa Libertadores where they topped the group of death ahead of the likes of Estudiantes and Atletico Nacional.
Santos vs Botafogo: Head to head
Santos have entirely dominated this match up in the most recent period.
Fish claimed as many as five straight wins in head to head clashes with Botafogo keeping the clean sheet in four of the last fixtures along the way.
Santos vs Botafogo: Prediction
However, in spite of the tradition, we do not see Santos as favourites here considering their poor form at the start of the new Serie A campaign.
Botafogo are very tough to break down and we simply have no other option but to back Santos not to score two or more goals at decent-value 4/5 odds.
Santos vs Botafogo: Bet Tips
The top betting prediction will be Santos Under 1.5 Team Goals for 1.80 odds.
You can alternatively take Under 2.5 Full-Time goals at 1.71 by Unibet.