Botafogo vs. RB Bragantino Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
5 March 2024, 11:18

These two Brazilian teams are well-known to each other as they will meet at the last qualification round for the Copa Libertadores group stage. However, both approach this clash in different conditions. In the previous qualification round, Botafogo crushed Bolivian Aurora with a total score of 7-1, ruthlessly playing in the home match (6-0). On the other hand, Bragantino managed to secure their way to the next round only by beating Colombian Aguilas in the penalty shootout, having a draw 0-0 in both legs. However, in the upcoming match, it will be hard to expect a goalless match, given that the teams, who played against each other already 10 times, never left a pitch with a 0-0 on the scoresheet.

Botafogo vs. RB Bragantino Preview 

Botafogo Preview

Botafogo comfortably feels itself in both championship and Copa Libertadores qualification. The team occupies 5th place and is currently having a three-match winning streak, confidently navigating the beginning of the season. Tiago Nunes’s team approaches the upcoming match in a perfect mood - after 6-0 win against Aurora, Botafogo won the Clássico Vovô, the oldest derby in the country against Fluminense (4-2). Given the fantastic shape of key players - Jeffinho and Junior Santos, who scored 4 goals in the match Aurora, Tiago Nunes expects a bright performance in the upcoming match as well.

RB Bragantino Preview 

Bragantino also maintains an impressive three-match winning streak and at the same time, the Brazilian Red Bulls does not lose in 9 matches in a row. The key issue for Pedro Caixinha’s team is to manage the discipline. For three consecutive matches of Paulista Serie, Bragantino received red cards (in the last match against Santos, two red cards were shown), which created problems with disqualifications and the corresponding penalties. The team only recently participates in the top divisions, and it is the first time Bragantino has the opportunity to qualify to Copa Libertadores’ group stage. This can serve as a key motivator for both players and fans in the upcoming match.

Betting Tips for Botafogo vs. RB Bragantino

Botafogo Draw No Bet

Botafogo looks more coherent and experienced at the moment, having all the stars ready for the upcoming matches. Moreover, the team lost at home only once in the last 7 matches indicating that their Nilton Santos Stadium is truly a fortress. Bragantino, on the other hand, has problems with discipline and can’t win in head to head clashes for 4 matches in a row. Parimatch gives 1.50 for this Botafogo vs. RB Bragantino prediction.

Botafogo Total Over 1.5

Botafogo scored 10 goals in the last two matches and it is obvious that Tiago Nunes does not have any problems with the attacking build-up. The last two head to head matches, when Bragantino came to Nilton Santos Stadium also saw the hosts scoring 2 goals in each of these matches (2-0, 2-1). Given the current situation, there are plenty of chances for Botafogo stars to score at least two goals in the upcoming match. Botafogo vs. RB Bragantino odds for this outcome, as defined by Parimatch, are 2.21.

First to Score - Botafogo

Botafogo scores first in the last 6 consecutive matches in all championships. Given the current attacking possibilities of the team, these statistics are not surprising. In addition, the team has favourable statistics in the head to head matches as well; Botafogo scored first in the 4 out of 5 last matches against Bragantino. Parimatch gives 1.74 for this Botafogo vs. RB Bragantino tip.

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