Copa do Brasil
Round of 16 Leg 2 of 2
Botafogo vs Athletico-PR
Estádio Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the upcoming Copa do Brasil Round of 16, Leg 2, Botafogo will face Athletico-PR at the Estádio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro. Despite trailing 2-3 against Athletico-PR, Botafogo is considered the favorite, especially with the significant home advantage. Botafogo is expected to bounce back and seek to settle the scores from the previous leg. Out of the last four matches between the two teams, Athletico-PR has emerged victorious three times, while Botafogo has managed a single win. Read on to find out more about the upcoming matchup.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Botafogo - Has Won Three Consecutive Matches (WWWLL)
Moving forward in the competition, Botafogo comes into this match on the back of three consecutive wins and is poised to continue its winning streak. In their last outing, Botafogo defeated America MG (2-0) with goals from Junior Santos in the 3rd minute, assisted by Leonel Di Placido, and Luis Henrique in the 60th minute, assisted by Carlos Eduardo. With 3 wins and 2 defeats in their last five matches, Botafogo will look to take full advantage of their home ground. In their recent two home fixtures, Botafogo secured victories against Fluminense (1-0) and America MG (2-0). Botafogo has scored a total of 9 goals, averaging 1.80 goals per game, while conceding 7 goals, averaging 1.40 goals per game. Tiquinho Soares, the leading scorer for Botafogo in the Serie A, is expected to make an impact in the Copa do Brasil as well. Therefore, the contribution of key players will be crucial for Botafogo's success.
Athletico-PR - Has Lost Three Consecutive Matches (LLLWW)
On the other hand, Athletico-PR is coming off a defeat against Gremio (1-2), where Vitor Roque scored the equalizer in the 34th minute but was unable to provide solid defense. In their last five matches, Athletico-PR has recorded only 2 wins and suffered 3 consecutive defeats. With their ongoing losing momentum, the upcoming matchup against Botafogo could prove to be challenging. Despite holding a 2-3 lead from the first leg, Athletico-PR is likely to face difficulties against Botafogo. Athletico-PR has scored a total of 8 goals, averaging 1.60 goals per game. In contrast, Botafogo has conceded 10 goals in their last five matches, averaging 2.00 goals per game. With players like Roque, Bueno, and Fernandinho in the lineup, Athletico-PR is expected to put up a fight. However, they have struggled in their last two away fixtures, which makes the upcoming away outing even more challenging.
Expert Betting Tips
Moving forward in the contest, Botafogo starts as the favorite and is expected to level the scoring in the first half. Considering that Athletico Paranaense has conceded 2 goals in their last five matches, I anticipate Botafogo to score at least 2 goals or more. The final scoreline is likely to be 3-1 at the end of the match. However, there is a possibility that the qualification scenario could be decided on penalties.
- Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas to Win for 1.83
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.91
- Total Over 2.5 for 2.11