Match Time：10/10/2019 06:15 Thursday (GMT+8)
Botafogo RJ: Four consecutive defeats (Recent Form: LLLLDW)
Botafogo are on 12th place in Brazilian Serie A with 27 points (8 wins, 3 draws, 12 losses; goal difference 19:25). They are currently on a Copa Sudamericana spot, but being on points with 13th Vasco, whereas the distance to 6th Internacional (Copa Libertadores qualification) is 11 points at the moment. The team is in bad shape – 0 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses in last 5 league matches, with 4 straight defeats. Botafogo need to improve quickly, otherwise they might soon get involved in relegation battle. Botafogo take on Goias on Thursday in the next league fixture. Botafogo have collected 16 points in 11 home games to date (5 wins, 1 draw, 5 defeats; goal difference 10:10).
Goias: In good shape (Recent Form: WWWWWL)
Goias sit on 10th position in the standings with 33 points (10 wins, 3 draws, 10 defeats; goal difference 23:32). They are now on a Copa Sudamericana spot, having 11 points of advantage over 17th CSA (relegation zone), whereas Goias are 5 points short of 6th Internacional (Copa Libertadores qualification). Their recent form is good – 4 wins, 0 draws, 1 defeat in last 5 games in Serie A. In the meantime, they beat Cuiaba Esporte (1:0) in Copa Verde at home. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Goias have collected 11 points in 12 matches on the road (3 wins, 2 draws, 7 losses; goal difference 7:23).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
In conclusion, I believe that visitors are favourites of this clash. Goias are clearly in better form lately than Botafogo and it’s worth noting that they have kept clean sheets in the last 5 matches whereas Botafogo didn’t score a single goal in the last 3 games. In my opinion the away side may get the result.
Botafogo RJ VS Goias
Handicap Pick: Goias +0.50