Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo Prediction & Match Preview

Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo RJ
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Kick-off at 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).

The dismal form of the Lone Star in overall ties, and especially on the road puts them at a huge disadvantage here. Add to this the roaring support of the home crowd for Vasco to go after the playoff spots, and the upper hand easily goes to Almirante.

Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Alberto Valentim’s men recorded four of the previous five h2h wins.
  • Seven of the former ten games saw goals at either end of the pitch.
  • The preceding three fixtures had under 2.5 match goals.
  • The visitors scored twice or more in the prior three encounters at this stadium.
  • Five of the last eight wins at this venue sided with the hosts.

Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo Prediction

Both are placed adjacent to each other in the table and have similar stats in overall expectedly. But deviation comes when recent form is considered.

Valentim’s men have been going through a period of dismal form for quite some time now, and this has affected their momentum as well as confidence. In fact, they lost five of their prior six match-ups and were winless in 15 of their preceding 19. They had also failed to score in four of their previous five games.

They were devoid of a win in their former six trips on the road and were so in nine of their last ten away from home.

Meanwhile, their counterparts lost just thrice at home in their prior thirteen attempts and had also kept five clean sheets in their last ten appearances here.

By the looks of things, count on an impressive performance by the hosts as these two take the pitch.

Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo Betting Tips

  • Vasco da Gama to Win @ 1.75.
  • To Open the Scoring: Vasco da Gama @ 1.83.