America MG vs Botafogo Predictions

America MG vs Botafogo predictions ahead of this affair in Brazil’s top division. The visitors are getting closer and closer to the title and they can continue their march to the trophy with a solid win against the league’s bottom side. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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America MG vs Botafogo Predictions

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Clash of Extremes: America Mineiro’s Desperation Meets Botafogo’s Dominance in Brasileiro Showdown

Key Stats
– America Mineiro have suffered three losses in their last four outings.
– Botafogo boast the league’s second-best away record.
– In clashes with the top four, America MG have faced defeat in four out of five encounters.

In the thrilling world of the Brasileiro, a riveting contest is set for the spotlight as America Mineiro host the formidable Botafogo. With the former struggling at the table’s base and the latter cementing their dominance, Wednesday’s clash promises immense excitement.

The Struggles of America Mineiro

Recently, America Mineiro have been a shadow of their former selves. After gracing the top half of the table in the past two seasons post their 2021 promotion, they’ve plummeted this season. Alarmingly, the team risks facing their third relegation in the past eight years. The hopes placed on Fabian Bustos, appointed head coach in August, have yet to be fulfilled. His tenure has witnessed a disappointing seven losses in 11 games.

In their recent face-off against Fortaleza, despite a promising start from Gonzalo Mastriani with two early goals, the team succumbed to a comeback, leaving them at the table’s bottom. A win would have lifted their spirits, but now they find themselves grappling with pressure as they prepare to host Botafogo.


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Botafogo’s Resurgence

On the flip side, Botafogo are enjoying their moment under the sun. After a minor blip where they secured just a single point in four games, they rose triumphantly against Fluminense, widening the gap at the division’s pinnacle. With an impressive sixteen victories from 21 league games, Botafogo had established an intimidating lead. However, a series of defeats momentarily posed questions about their capability.

Interestingly, Botafogo haven’t clinched the Brazil’s Serie A title since 1995. The weight of history combined with off-pitch chaos, including managerial changes, heaps pressure on the squad. Yet, under Lucio Flavio’s leadership, they showcased resilience by defeating Fluminense.

Team News & Key Players

America Mineiro will likely miss the services of Rodrigo Varanda, Matheusinho, Wanderson, and Aloisio due to injuries. Matheus Cavichioli’s absence in the previous match due to illness poses questions about his availability. If he’s unfit, Washington Aguerre will likely stand between the sticks.

Botafogo’s roster is buzzing with fitness, granting Flavio ample choices. After their latest victory, it’s expected that Tiquinho and Junior Santos will spearhead the attack, having marked the commencement of Flavio’s regime with goals.

Speaking of key players, America Mineiro’s forward, Gonzalo Mastriani, boasts an impressive 6.95 BettingTips4You Expert Rating and has netted 6 goals this season. For Botafogo, Tiquinho Soares stands out with a remarkable 7.30 rating, having scored an astounding 15 goals.

Analytical Insights

When diving deeper into the teams’ performances:

  • America Mineiro’s average ball possession stands at 41.2% with a concerning goals-conceded average of 2.1 per match.
  • Botafogo, meanwhile, has a 45.6% ball possession average and a more stable defensive record, conceding merely 0.6 goals per game.


  1. Match Outcome: Given the current form and the in-depth analysis, Botafogo seem poised for a win.
  2. Correct Score: Based on the defensive and offensive prowess, a 3-1 victory in favour of Botafogo appears plausible.
  3. Goalscorer: Tiquinho Soares, with his impeccable form, is likely to find the net for Botafogo.
  4. Corner Analysis: Historically, both teams have been close with corners. A total of 9 corners with Botafogo edging out seems reasonable.

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