Play-offs - 1/8 Finals
Botafogo vs Guarani
Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil
Another Brazilian giant in Copa Sudamericana is put under pressure to show skills and provide results in the 1/8 finals of the competition. Botafogo will welcome Praguian side Guarani and they are without any doubt a huge favorite in this duel to advance to the next round. Since Botafogo are first in the domestic league and have a huge advantage, they can focus more on this competition and it’s expected of them to push as hard as they can here.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Botafogo are currently among the best defensive teams in all of South America, as in 17 matches in the league they conceded only 10 goals. They are leaders in the Brazilian league with 12 points more than the second-placed team. They are very dominant on the field this season especially when playing at home, and it’s expected of them to show it in this match against a weaker opponent, even though it is not an ordinary match, it’s a match from 1/8 finals of Copa Sudamericana and the pressure is different.
Guarani are for the first time in their history in this phase of Copa Sudamericana and it’s their 6th appearance in the competition. They showed some impressive performances in the group stage and finished on top of Group B. In the league after 4 rounds, they are in 6th place, but it’s sure that their main focus is on this duel against Botafogo in the 1/8 finals of Copa Sudamericana.
Expert Betting Tips
Botafogo aren’t defeated in the previous 12 matches in all competitions, while at home they aren’t defeated in the last 18 matches. So, it’s pretty clear what Guarani will have to deal with in this match. Guarani on the other hand have one defeat in the last 5 matches, but they aren’t defeated in the last 7 matches as visitors. It will be interesting to see how they are planning to oppose a team like Botafogo, but in my opinion Botafogo will certainly win with several goals difference.