São Paulo vs Botafogo – Brasileirão A: São Paulo is 12th on the Brazilian Serie A with 45 points after 35 rounds…
They got 12 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses so far, while having scored 45 goals and conceded 45 goals as well.
After a great positive streak, that got São Paulo out of the bottom half of the table, the team crumbled again on the competition on the last three matches, drawing with Vasco and Chapecoense and losing to Grêmio.
Probable starting line-up: Militão, Rodrigo Caio, Bruno Alves and Edimar; Jucilei, Petros, Maicosuel (Lucas Fernandes or Júnior Tavares),
Cueva and Marcos Guilherme; Lucas Pratto. Manager: Dorival Júnior
Absent/Rested players: Bruno (full back), Gomez (midfield), Wellington Nem (attack) and Morato (attack); Arboleda (defence) and Hernanes (midfield).
They are 6th on the Brazilian Serie A with 51 points in 35 matches. They obtained 14 wins, 9 draws and 12 losses, while having scored 43 goals and conceded 38.
Botafogo had a great opportunity of ensuring their spot in the Copa Libertadores with two home matches, but they weren’t able to take advantage, since the team ended up losing both matches, against Atlético PR and Atlético GO.
Probable line-up: Gatito Fernández (Jefferson); Arnaldo, Joel Carli, Igor Rabello and Victor Luis; Rodrigo Lindoso (Matheus Fernandes), Bruno Silva, João Paulo and Marcos Vinícius (Leo Valencia); Guilherme (Rodrigo Pimpão) and Brenner. Manager: Jair Ventura.
Absences: Marcinho (full back), Leandrinho (midfield), Airton (midfield) and Roger (attack).
São Paulo vs Botafogo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Sao Paulo played poorly once again on their last matches, losing to Grêmio on their last match in a match where they performed really badly.
For this match against Botafogo, they lost their key player Hernanes, who is responsible for most of the team’s goal chances.
Botafogo is heavily pressured after the home losses on their latest matches, the team is strong, and they will face São Paulo who are without their best player.
I believe that Botafogo might at least hold on to the draw in this match, so my bet will be the X2.
|Botafogo AH +0.5||