At Botafogo vs Atletico,Botafogo host Atletico GO in Thursday’s Brazilian Serie A clash. The hosts will be looking to avoid any further slip ups as they try and secure Copa Libertadores football. Read on for our preview, tip and predictions.
Botafogo vs Atletico:Botafogo Over 1.5 Team Goals
Botafogo vs Atletico:Botafogo 2-0
Reason For Botafogo vs Atletico Go Betting Tips:
Botafogo host rock bottom Atletico GO in Thursday’s Brazilian Serie A action.
After slipping up at the weekend with a 1-0 home defeat to Atletico PR, the hosts will be looking to return to winning ways as they strive to secure Copa Libertadores football. Jair Ventura is once again leading Fogo’ through a successful campaign but with just 1 point keeping them in the top 6, he will be desperate for his troops to pick up the three points here.
Whilst the side have lost their last two outings at the Estadio Nilton Santos, home performances had been strong, with a run of 5 league wins from 6 in front of the home crowd preceding said defeats. At times Fogo’ are susceptible to the counter when playing host, but having scored an average of 1.58 goals a game on home territory this campaign, confidence should still be high in seeing off a visiting outfit that looks well and truly buried.
The visitors picked up a rare three points at the weekend courtesy of a 2-0 home win over fellow strugglers Sport Recife, but still find themselves 9 points adrift of safety with just 4 fixtures to play, meaning nothing but a win again in this one will suffice.
Dragão have lacked the quality to compete throughout the campaign following promotion from Serie B and it looks a matter of when, not if, they will have the final nail put in their relegation coffin. Even with the weekend’s win, João Paulo Sanches’ men have picked up just 4 points from the last 7 outings and the last thing they need as they look for a miracle is a trip to a Botafogo outfit desperate for the three points, given they’ve conceded a staggering average of 1.82 goals a game on the road this term.
This should be as routine a home win as they come. For once Botafogo will host a visiting side that simply has no choice but to play on the front foot and as such, we can expect them to find more room in the final third.
Atletico are simply porous on the road and backing Fogo’ to notch on multiple occasions looks the way to play. The home team have scored exactly two goals in 5 of their last 7 league games in front of their own fans and we fancy them to do so again here in a 2-0 victory, a scoreline also worth a small play on at more than reasonable odds.
The sides drew 1-1 earlier in their campaign yet Botafogo have won their last two home games against Atletico GO by 4-0 margins.
Botafogo versus Atletico Go Stats
Botafogo have scored exactly two goals in 5 of their last 7 home league fixtures. Atletico GO have grabbed only 4 points from their last 7 trips, and have surrendered an average of 1.82 goals a game on the road this term.
Botafogo Team News
A late call will be made on left back Victor Luis, while Airton passes up a major opportunity.
Atletico Go Team News
Roger Carvalho and Bruno Pacheco pass up a major opportunity through damage.