The Fagao host the round 23 clash against convenient opponents Fluminense.
Botafogo take on the visitors Fluminense in the round 23 of Brazilian Serie A. The match will be played at Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, September 7th.
Botafogo suffered disappointing home defeat in the first round of Copa do Brasil round of 16 against Cruzeiro, 2-5 and have small chances to advance for the quarterfinals. However, it was followed by 2-1 over Gremio in the league match. The team sit in the middle of the standings on 11th place but they still have to stay determined as they are only five points above the drop zone. Botafogo have 29 points gained in 22 matches with 29-31 goal difference. Botafogo are undefeated in their last seven home matches in Serie A and gained 18 points in last 10 games at own stadium with 17-10 goal difference.
Fluminense also couldn’t get the most of the home leg of Brazilian Cup round of 16, drawing it 1-1 with Corinthians. The visiting side is currently on eight place with 34 points gained in 22 matches and only three points behind the top-four. At the same time, Fluminense show quite mediocre results in away matches, gaining only 13 points in 11 visits to league opponents. On the other hand, two recent away games ended with 2-2 draw against Internacional and 1-0 win over Santa Cruz.
Botafogo are successful in head-to-heads with Fluminense, taking five wins and two draws in seven recent matches between the teams. Fagao show excellent results at own turf this season and they should be closer to another win over such convenient opponents.
Prediction for the match: Botafogo to win with +0.0 Asian handicap.