Campeonato Carioca Série A
Matchday 5 of 11
Fluminense vs Botafogo
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Campeonato Carioca Serie A, Fluminense will be up against Botafogo at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. After 4 games played, Fluminense stands 2nd with 3 wins and 10 points, whereas Botafogo stands 5th with 2 wins and 6 points. The last time these two sides took on each other, the match ended in a draw (2-2). For the upcoming game, Fluminense will be preparing to win at home, and displace Flamengo from the top spot.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Recent Head to Head Statistics
The two sides have played over 70 matches against each other, and every game has gone down to the wire. From the recent 23 matches played between the two, Fluminense leads the win count by (11-7), with 5 matches ended as draws. The upcoming contest is likely to be a competitive one, as only 6 out of 23 matches have recorded a game total of over 2.5 goals between the two. Fluminense is certainly strong at home and in the league. However, Botafogo can pull out some exuberant performances.
Fluminense - Tied the Last Game Against Boavista (DWWWW)
Going in the match, Fluminense will be a little unsatisfied after securing a draw instead of a win over Boavista (1-1). Taking no credit from Boavista, Fluminense was awarded the only goal courtesy of an own goal. If we evaluate the goal scoring margins of Fluminense in the last 4 games, it has been just 1 or 2 goals. With a goal scoring average of 2.00 goals at home this season, Fluminense will be comfortable at home. To complement the home scoring average, the conceding average is just 0.80.
Expected Opening Lineup for Fluminense
Fábio; Samuel Xavier, Nino, Manoel and Calegari; Martinelli, Yago, Giovanni and Ganso; Arias and Cano.
Botafogo - Secured a Win Against Madureira in the Last Outing (WWLDL)
Going in the contest against Fluminense, Botafogo is coming off a fantastic win against Madureira, in which Gabriel and Gustavo Sauer scored goals. Botafogo’s away record is quite average as it has a goal scoring rate of just 1.20 goals, which is equivalent to its condeding average. For the upcoming fixture, Botafogo will be missing out Matheus Ferraz, Alexsander, and Gustavo Apis. Botafogo might look to add reinforcements to their initial lineup to present a solid defense against Fluminense.
Expected Opening Lineup for Botafogo
Lucas Perri; Daniel Borges, Adryelson, Víctor Cuesta and Marçal; Tchê Tchê, Marlon Freitas and Gabriel Pires (Patrick de Paula); Gustavo Sauer, Victor Sá and Tiquinho Soares.
Expert Betting Tips
Going in the matchup, Fluminense has a consistent record at home, and is performing quite well in the contest. As the stats suggest most games between the two sides have ended with a total of under 2.5 goals. Hence, the upcoming fixture is also likely to have a score of under 2.5. The predicted scoreline is 1-0, favoring Fluminense to win.
- Fluminense to Win for 1.83
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.66
- 1st Goal - Fluminense for 1.61