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The Serie B fixture at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos on Tuesday sees hosts Botafogo up against Goias.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Botafogo v Goias are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Botafogo will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Serie B loss in their previous game against Brusque.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Botafogo have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Fogão have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals in the process. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see whether that pattern might be maintained in this upcoming match.
Their prior results show that Botafogo:
- are winless against Goias in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Goias drew 0-0 in the Serie B match with Londrina.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Goias has become apparent recently. Examining their last 6 games shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 2 and Verdão have scored 3.
Pre-game facts show that Goias:
- have left without a victory over Botafogo when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings going back to 15/05/2014 tells us that Botafogo have won 2 of these games and Goias 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 10 goals were produced between them in these games, with 4 from Fogão and 6 netted by Verdão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league game between the two was Serie A match day 36 on 13/02/2021 when the final score was Goias 2-0 Botafogo.
In that match, Goias managed 54% possession and 11 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Rafael Moura (8') and Fernandão (64').
Botafogo had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Felipe Fernandes de Lima.
Team News: Botafogo
Botafogo boss Marcelo Chamusca doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Goias
Owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Goias boss Luís Pintado has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
In our view, Goias are certainly able to find the net against this Botafogo outfit, but that may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 win for Botafogo after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos (46,931)
Captain: Victor Kanu
Chairman: Durcésio Mello
Manager: Marcelo Chamusca
Competitions: Serie B position 13