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Guarani head to Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos on Sunday for the Serie B showdown with hosts Botafogo.
All Botafogo v Guarani game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Botafogo will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Serie B victory against Grêmio Esportivo Brasil.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that there has been much resilience in the Botafogo rearguard. Botafogo have been mean at the back, seeing the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last six clashes standing at 2. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their previous form shows that Botafogo:
- are unbeaten in the league by Guarani in their last 5 games.
- have not beaten Guarani in their previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Goias in Serie B action, Guarani will be aiming to make amends here.
A run of accomplished showings by the Guarani defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. During the same period, their own attack force has managed to score 9.
Their past results show that Guarani:
- haven't beaten Botafogo when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings going back to 14/11/2002 shows us that Botafogo have won 2 of them and Guarani 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 for Fogão and 5 for Guarani. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
Team News: Botafogo
The Botafogo manager Marcelo Chamusca does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this match thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Guarani
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Guarani boss Thiago Carpini doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
We feel that in this game, Guarani certainly have the ability to score against this Botafogo lineup, although it isn’t expected to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 2-1 win for Botafogo at the end of this one. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos (46,931)
Captain: Victor Kanu
Chairman: Durcésio Mello
Manager: Marcelo Chamusca
Competitions: Serie B position 1