Palmeiras vs Botafogo – Brasileirao serie A: Palmeiras hosts Botafogo on a Brazilian Serie A’s match this Monday, in one of Brazil’s biggest derbies…
This is a duel between two top teams, no doubts about that, despite neither of them being in a great moment of form.
Palmeiras is 3rd and fights for the millions awarded to the team who finished in 2nd place, while Botafogo is fighting to qualify for the Copa Libertadores once again.
Not even Cuca’s dismissal changed the team a whole lot. Palmeiras is coming off a loss against Avaí which left them in 3rd place with 60 points.
A new manager was already signed but he will only debut next year. Until the end of this year, Alberto Valemtin will be their manager.
At home, Palmeiras have been doing well. They are the 2nd team who has the most wins at home, with a record of 11 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, having scored 33 goals and conceded 16 so far.
Latest results – Palmeiras/SP:
20.11.2017 D1 Avai FC/SC 2-1 Palmeiras/SP
16.11.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 5-1 Sport Recife/PE
12.11.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 2-0 CR Flamengo/RJ
08.11.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 3-1 Palmeiras/SP
05.11.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 3-2 Palmeiras/SP
30.10.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 2-2 Cruzeiro/MG
Latest results – Botafogo/RJ:
19.11.2017 D1 São Paulo/SP 0-0 Botafogo/RJ
16.11.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 1-2 Atlético/GO
11.11.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 0-1 Atlético/PR
08.11.2017 D1 Sport Recife/PE 1-2 Botafogo/RJ
04.11.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 1-2 Fluminense/RJ
29.10.2017 D1 Atlético Mineiro/MG 0-0 Botafogo/RJ
Botafogo is also having an inconsistent campaign. The team from Rio de Janeiro is fighting to qualify for the next Libertadores but they are in a bad moment of form on this final stretch of the competition.
The team sits in 7th place – outside the top 6 – with 52 points and has only won 1 out of their last 5 matches. Away from home, Fogão is the 3rd team with less losses.
Palmeiras vs Botafogo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
But they’ve tied too many times. Their record is 5 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses, having scored 15 goals and conceded 15 goals in that condition.
For this match, the team won’t be able to count with Victor Luis, since he is loaned by Palmeiras.
This is a derby, between two teams with solid campaigns so far, but Botafogo’s form makes me fancy Palmeiras will win this.
As hosts, Palmeiras have been performing well and should take advantage of the visitors’ poor moment of form.
|Palmeiras to win||