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The Serie A tie at Estádio Nilton Santos on Monday sees home side Botafogo ready themselves for the visit of São Paulo.
All Botafogo v São Paulo game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Botafogo won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 2-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Goias.
In that game, Botafogo had 46% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Goias had 11 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Rafael Moura (8') and Fernandão (64') scored for Goias.
Botafogo have really been misfiring of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 against opposing sides over the course of their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, Fogão have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 14.
A look at their previous results shows us that Botafogo:
- have not registered a win against São Paulo in their previous 7 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 10 league games. Something needs to change.
Previously, São Paulo drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Palmeiras.
In that game, São Paulo had 42% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for São Paulo was Luciano Neves (74'). Palmeiras had 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. Rony (90') was the scorer for Palmeiras.
São Paulo have regularly broken through opposing defences in their most recent fixtures, having scored 7 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Tricolor Paulista have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Going into this contest, São Paulo haven't been defeated by Botafogo in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 19/11/2017 tells us that these encounters have not been good ones for Botafogo. They have not been able to register any victories whatsoever while São Paulo have just been stronger than them, beating them in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 of them for Fogão and 13 being from Tricolor Paulista. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 18 on 10/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of São Paulo 4-0 Botafogo.
In that game, São Paulo had 65% possession and 31 attempts on goal with 14 on target. The scorers were Brenner (10', 27'), Reinaldo (45') and Hernanes (90').
On the other side, Botafogo had 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Ricardo Marques Ribeiro.
Team News: Botafogo
Botafogo manager Lúcio Flávio has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from. Kanu cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: São Paulo
Out of a mainly healthy group, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the São Paulo manager Fernando Diniz to contend with. Walce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game. Dani Alves cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Botafogo are likely to score a goal against this São Paulo outfit, although one goal is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We can see a very close game with a 1-2 victory for São Paulo when the full-time whistle blows. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Nilton Santos (46,931)
Captain: Roberto Fernández
Chairman: Nelson Mufarrej
Manager: Lúcio Flávio
Competitions: Serie A position 20
⭐ Star Man: Pedro Raúl
Mostly used in the Striker position, Pedro Raúl was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Botafogo in the 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 7 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far in 25 appearances.