Botafogo vs Atlético-MG for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Sunday at Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium.
For the 18th round of the Brazilian Serie A championship, we have the prediction for Botafogo vs Atlético-MG that takes place this Sunday at Engenhão.
In this case, it is a game in which neither team has favouritism. That is, Botafogo’s host condition is offset by the excellent form of Atletico-MG. Thus, only 4 points separate the two teams in the table.
However, both teams still plan to compete for a place for next year’s Copa Libertadores de America. We will have a match with a good technical level, but we cannot expect a dynamic game with a lot of speed.
Botafogo has only achieved two wins in their last 11 meetings. Also, there were 7 losses and 2 draws. The team occupies the 10th position at the start of the round, so with 23 points is only 4 points away from G-6.
Defender Gabriel, an essential part of the team, will not enter the pitch because his ownership rights are linked to Atletico-MG. His replacement will probably come from the bench, which may compromise the defensive power of the team.
The rooster will take to the pitch with several casualties due to the summons of the national teams, as several Brazilian and other South American players are with their national teams for friendlies.
In addition to playing without midfielder Otero, crucial for the team, goalkeeper Victor who is recovering is still doubted for the match. In this case, it is up to the squad to find suitable substitutes for the lack of several players.
Thus, the team starts the round tied in the number of points with the International that closes the G-6 list.
The team suffered a 1-0 loss to Corinthians in their last match. The team played good football, with several shots and retained possession, but took a goal in the last regular minute of the game.
We have two teams that play an excellent league if considered from start to finish. Atletico-MG, in any case, showed greater regularity and is in better shape. In fact, Botafogo needs to find the form on the pitch and present a consistent football.
In this case, Atletico-MG has shown that it is capable of defeating Botafogo in Engenhão by winning 1 × 0 for the Copa Sudamericana.
Thus, we have good odds to bet on an excellent performance of the mining team, but it is a group that usually takes goals away from home.