Carioca Serie A
Taca Rio Semi-finals Leg 2 of 2
Botafogo vs Portuguesa RJ
Estádio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Carioca Serie A, Taca Rio Semi-finals, Leg 2, Botafogo will take on Portuguesa at the Estádio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira. After leveling the first leg of the semi-final, the two teams will be looking to share the pressure. The two teams will be looking to stay focused and strike through the pressure situation. From the last five matches played between the two, Portuguesa has won twice and three fixtures have ended in a draw.Claim Your Registration Bonus!
Botafogo - Yet to Make an Impression at Home (DLWLL)
Going in the matchup, Botafogo will be all geared up for performing at home, however, its recent performances in Carioca Serie A haven’t been quite consistent. With just a win and a draw from the last five matches played, Botafogo is likely to feel the pressure when playing at home. When playing against Portuguesa RJ, Botafogo has scored 12 goals at an average of 1.33 goals per game. Compared to their striking average this season, Botafogo is likely to score at least a goal when playing at home. Carlos Alberto and Matheus Nascimento have been among the recent goal scorers for Botafogo.
Portuguesa RJ - Has Secured Three Draws in the Last Five Matches Played (DWDLD)
Going in the matchup, Portuguesa RJ is coming off a draw against Botafogo (0-0) and a win previously against the same opposition (0-1). Taking confidence from their last away win against Botafogo, Portuguesa RJ will be fancying its chances for scoring and winning the upcoming semi-final. In the last 5 matches played, Portuguesa RJ has scored just 3 goals, averaging 0.6 goals per game. Hence, Portuguesa RJ also doesn’t possess attacking ability. When playing against Botafogo, Portuguesa has scored 16 goals, averaging 1.78 goals per game. Therefore, we can expect Portuguesa RJ to score at least 2 goals in the winning cause.
Expert Betting Tips
Portuguesa RJ’s last three matches have recorded a total of under 2.5 goals, which is why the upcoming matchup is also likely to have a total of under 2.5 goals. Considering the averages of the two and the past head to head stats, I believe that the upcoming matchup will either end in a draw or Portuguesa will win in limited time. The final scoreline is expected to be 0-1.
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.69
- Associação Atlética Portuguesa Or X for 2.78
- Both Teams To Score - No for 1.538