Botafogo vs America Mineiro Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
America Mineiro travel to Rio to take on Botafogo in the Brasileiro Serie A. Our betting tips suggest this could end in a low scoring draw.
Reason For Botafogo vs America Mineiro Betting Tips
This game sees the bottom two meet and although it is still a very early stage in the season, if there is to be a loser here they would already be thinking about gearing up for a long hard relegation battle. The two clubs were promoted from Serie B last term with Botafogo as champions and America Mineiro in 4th place.
Botafogo will be disappointed they’ve not been able to carry any of that momentum from their title win into the present campaign particularly given they performed pretty well in the Carioca in the early part of 2016. They’ve only picked up 5 points from their 7 Serie A fixtures so far and just 1 from their last 4 although that did come at the weekend when they drew 1-1 with Vitoria.
America Mineiro meanwhile have already dispensed with coach Givanildo Oliveira with Portuguese boss Sérgio Vieira taking charge earlier in the month. He saw his side beat Figueirense in his first game although they slipped to a 3-1 defeat against Internacional at the weekend and like their opponents here have just 5 points from their opening 7 games overall.
That defeat at Internacional was no great surprise given the Porto Alegre side have started the season very well and currently top the division. They should be much more competitive here against another struggling side and we should get a better idea as to what impact Viera has had. It’s likely to be a cagey game with both teams low on confidence. Goalscoring has been a big problem for both so far with just 10 goals between them and they are the two lowest scorers in the league as well as the bottom two.
It’s very difficult to see either side scoring more than once here so backing there to be under 2.5 goals at 8/13 looks a pretty safe bet.
Head to Head
The two sides drew 0-0 in their most recent meeting in Serie B last year. Botafogo won 2-1 away to America.
Botafogo Team News
Jefferson, Carli, Rodrigo Lindoso and Dudu Cearense are all still missing for the hosts.
America Mineiro Team News
Claudinei, Alan Mineiro and Artu look set to come in to the side. Leandro Guerreiro is suspended while the other two will come in for tactical reasons.
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Botafogo vs America Mineiro Stats
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 11 of Botafogo’s last 13 league games. America Mineiro have won just 1 of their last 24 Serie A away games.
Published: June 14, 2016
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