Botafogo RJ vs Atletico Mineiro prediction 08.07.2024

Botafogo

Botafogo

Half time: 1 - 0

Kick off:

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Atletico Mineiro

Atletico Mineiro

1

1.94

X

3.64

2

4.06

  • Competition: Brazil - Serie A
  • Date: Monday, 8th July, 2024
  • Kickoff: 00:30 UTC +1 / 01:30 CEST
  • Venue: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos (Rio de Janeiro)

On the night between Sunday and Monday, Botafogo and Atletico Mineiro will face off at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro in the 15th round of Brazilian Serie A.

Last year, Botafogo had a fantastic season, and it looked inevitable they would win their third Serie A title. However, they had an incredible meltdown in the last part of the season, failing to win a game in the last 11 matches and eventually finishing six points behind the first-placed Palmeiras. This year, they once again started the season great and are now in second place, only three points from the top spot. They also impressed in the Copa Libertadores, easily reaching the knockout phase.

Atletico Mineiro have been among the better teams in Serie A in recent years, even winning one title in 2021. This year started well for the popular Roosters as they won their State League, reached the Copa Libertadores knockout phase, and did fine in Serie A. Still, the last month has been a disaster. They dropped to 11th place and now have 18 points, already 13 points away from the top spot but only four points away from the 6th place, which leads to Copa Libertadores Qualifiers.

Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro pick: Both teams to score

With 23 goals scored in 14 rounds (1.64 per game), Botafogo are the second-best offensive team in the league. So far, they have managed to score at least once in 20 of 22 games in all competitions, so we are more than convinced they will score at home against Atletico MG.

Atletico Mineiro have had poor results in recent matches, with only one win in the last six games. Still, they are scoring regularly and have done so in five of those six matches. The only time they failed to score was against Palmeiras when Hulk received an early red card.

Additionally, both teams are among the best in the league for this type of bet. Both teams scored in 71% of Botafogo's games and 69% of Atletico Mineiro's Serie A games.

Considering all the above, we believe both teams to score is the safest option for this Serie A tie.

Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Atletico Mineiro

    1 : 0

    Botafogo

    Serie A

  2. Botafogo

    2 : 0

    Atletico Mineiro

    Serie A

  3. Atletico Mineiro

    0 : 2

    Botafogo

    Serie A

  4. Botafogo

    0 : 1

    Atletico Mineiro

    Serie A

  5. Atletico Mineiro

    2 : 1

    Botafogo

    Serie A

Botafogo

Botafogo team news

Damian Suarez, the starting right full-back, served his one-game suspension in the previous game against Criciuma and should be back in the starting lineup. 

Pablo, Rafael, Matheus Nascimento, and Jeffinho, who missed the previous games with injuries, should remain sidelined. Meanwhile, midfielder Tchê Tchê is questionable because of a shin injury. 

Also, attacking winger Jefferson Savarino will miss the upcoming game since he is on international duty at Copa America. 

Last matches of Botafogo

  1. Vasco da Gama

    1 : 1

    Botafogo

    Serie A

  2. Criciúma

    2 : 1

    Botafogo

    Serie A

  3. Gremio

    1 : 2

    Botafogo

    Serie A

  4. Corinthians

    0 : 1

    Botafogo

    Serie A

  5. Universitario

    0 : 1

    Botafogo

    Copa Libertadores

Botafogo lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    John Victor

Defenders

  • 22

    Damián Suárez

  • 3

    Lucas Halter

  • 15

    Bastos

  • 21

    Marcal

Midfielders

  • 26

    Gregore

  • 17

    Marlon Freitas

  • 25

    Kaue

Forwards

  • 7

    Luiz Henrique

  • 33

    Carlos Eduardo

  • 11

    Junior Santos

Atletico Mineiro

Atletico Mineiro team news

A right full-back, Romulo, received a red card in the previous game against Flamengo and will serve his one-game suspension against Botafogo. 

Rubens, Alisson Santana, Mauricio Lemos, and Renzo Saravia will remain sidelined with their injuries, while Matias Zaracho and goalkeeper Everson might return for the upcoming game after missing the previous two and three games due to minor injuries.

Additionally, Eduardo Vargas, Alan Franco, and Guilherme Arana are unavailable since they are on international duty at Copa America.

Last matches of Atletico Mineiro

  1. Atletico Mineiro

    2 : 4

    Flamengo

    Serie A

  2. Atletico Mineiro

    1 : 1

    Atlético Clube Goianiense

    Serie A

  3. SC Internacional

    1 : 2

    Atletico Mineiro

    Serie A

  4. Atletico Mineiro

    1 : 1

    Fortaleza

    Serie A

  5. Vitória

    4 : 2

    Atletico Mineiro

    Serie A

Atletico Mineiro lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    Everson

Defenders

  • 25

    Mariano

  • 3

    Bruno Fuchs

  • 21

    Rodrigo Battaglia

  • 6

    Gustavo Scarpa

Midfielders

  • 5

    Otavio

  • 27

    Paulo Vitor

  • 17

    Igor Gomes

Forwards

  • 7

    Hulk

  • 10

    Paulinho

  • 42

    Cadu

4 Reasons why both teams should score

  1. Both teams scored in 71% of Botafago's Serie A games
  2. Botafogo scored in 20 of 22 games in all competitions
  3. Both teams scored in 69% of Atletico Mineiro's Serie A games
  4. Atletico Mineiro scored in the last five games

Main prediction Botafogo - Atletico Mineiro

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

54% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Botafogo vs Atletico Mineiro - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Claro TV+ (Bra) channel.

? How much is the average xG for Botafogo this season?

The average xG for Botafogo in the Serie A this season is 1.28.

? How much is the average xG for Atletico Mineiro this season?

The average xG for Atletico Mineiro in the Serie A this season is 1.46.