Botafogo host Atletico Mineiro at the Estadio Nilton Santos on Sunday night in the 17th match week of the Brasileiro Serie A.
The hosts have been struggling for form lately and are just three points above the relegation zone. They were beaten 2-0 by Cuiaba in their last league game. Red cards for Hugo and Daniel Borges ended any chance of a comeback before they were eliminated in the Copa do Brazil round of 16, losing 5-0 to America Mineiro on Thursday.
The Fogo sit in tenth place in midfield with 21 points from 16 games. They will try to shake off their latest results and move up the table with maximum points on Sunday.
Atletico, on the other hand, are in good form in the league and live and strive for back-to-back league titles. Their last league game was a goalless draw against Sao Paulo and they deservedly won as they created the better scoring chances
The defending champions have 28 points from 16 games this season and sit fourth in the table, just two points behind Palmeiras at the top. Eliminated from the Copa do Brazil by Flamengo in their last game, they will look to return to winning ways this weekend.
Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro head to head and key numbers
- There have been 42 meetings between Botafogo and Atletico. The hosts have won 19 of those games while Atletico have won 14. Their seven other encounters ended in a draw.
- The visitors have won six of their last eight games in this encounter.
- The Fogo have kept a clean sheet in their last eight games of the game.
- Botafogo has the second fewest points at home in the Brasileiro Serie A this season, only Juventude and Ceara have collected fewer points.
Botafogo vs Atlético Mineiro Prediction
Botafogo have lost four of their last five games in all competitions, failing to score in all four losses. They have won just one of their last five home games and will be desperate to improve on their home form.
Atletico, meanwhile, have gone through a string of consecutive winless and goalless games but have lost just one of their last ten games in all competitions. They are in much better shape than their opponents and should win this.
forecast: Botafogo 0-2 Atlético Mineiro.
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Botafogo vs Atlético Mineiro betting tips
Tip 1 – Result: Atlético Mineiro.
Tip 2 – Both teams to score: NO (Only one team has scored in Botafogo’s last five games).
Tip 3 – Goals – Over/Under 2.5 – Under 2.5 goals (Four of Atletico’s last five games have produced under 2.5 goals) .
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