Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama Predictions

Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama predictions for this Brazilian Serie A affair. League leaders Botafogo will be looking to secure another win against their close neighbours on home soil. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama Predictions


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Battle at the Top: Botafogo’s Dominance to Challenge Vasco da Gama’s Resilience

Key Stats
– Botafogo’s Tiquinho Soares has scored 10 league goals this season, leading the team in terms of scoring and setting the pace for their overall performance.
– Vasco da Gama have earned more points away from home (5) than on their home ground (4), indicating they have a slightly better performance on the road.
– Botafogo’s remarkable home record includes 12 goals scored and only one conceded, implying a strong likelihood for a clean sheet victory against Vasco da Gama.

Botafogo have been on an impressive winning streak in the Brasileiro, chasing a fourth consecutive victory as they prepare to host Vasco da Gama this Sunday. The team, often referred to as the ‘Black and Whites,’ are seated comfortably at the top of the league with a hefty 30 points, a solid eight points ahead of the next contender.

They’ve demonstrated outstanding performance with ten victories and only two defeats in their opening 12 matches. Their last three Brasileiro matches saw them conquer Fortaleza, Cuiaba, and Palmeiras, all without surrendering a single goal. This trend, along with their home ground advantage, points towards a favourable outcome for Botafogo.


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Despite the Copa Sudamericana draw with Magallanes, Botafogo remains optimistic. The 1-1 result hasn’t hampered their spirit; instead, they’re focused on their strong Brasileiro campaign, backed by the leadership of Luis Castro.

Vasco da Gama’s Struggle for Points

Meanwhile, Vasco da Gama’s season has been less than ideal. Occupying the 18th spot with just nine points earned from their first 12 matches, they have a tough journey ahead. However, a morale-boosting 1-0 victory over Cuiaba, courtesy of Jair’s 77th-minute goal, ended their six-match losing streak and offers a glimmer of hope as they brace for their clash against the league leaders.

Vasco da Gama’s primary focus this season is to prevent a fall back into the second tier, especially after their promotion from Serie B last season. Interestingly, they have been faring better away from home, earning five points compared to just four on their home ground.

Players to Watch and Team Formations

Tiquinho Soares, Botafogo’s star performer this season, will be a crucial player in this clash. With ten league goals under his belt, he’s expected to lead the line for the hosts. Botafogo’s starting lineup is also likely to feature Victor Sa and Junior Santos, who have contributed three league goals collectively.

However, the home team faces some setbacks, with Lucas Fernandes, Gabriel Pires, and Fernando Marcal sidelined due to injuries. Likewise, Vasco da Gama will miss the services of Cauan Barros, Manuel Capasso, Gabriel Dias, and Riquelme. Yet, the team remains optimistic, likely sticking to their winning formation from the last match against Cuiaba.


Given Botafogo’s high-scoring trend and their consistent performance, a prediction of over 2.5 goals is highly plausible. Tiquinho Soares’ stellar form, combined with Botafogo’s potent attacking lineup, assures a high-scoring game.

Moreover, Botafogo’s flawless home record, scoring 12 goals and conceding only once, significantly favours them for a clean sheet victory. A 3-0 win prediction for Botafogo is thus justified, considering Vasco da Gama’s poor scoring record, with only three goals in their last five matches.

In conclusion, while Vasco da Gama will put up a resilient fight, the odds are heavily stacked in favour of the league leaders. Botafogo’s dominant form, strong home record, and high scoring ability make them clear favourites for a solid victory. 


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