The Serie A game at Botafogo RJ's stadium on Sunday sees visitors Fluminense facing home side Botafogo RJ. The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Fluminense came away as 2-0 winners.
Botafogo RJ step onto the pitch as 7th in the Serie A standings with 18 points collected after 13 rounds. Visitors Fluminense are currently number 6 in the table with 18 points after 13 matches.
A tough game is in stall for Botafogo RJ, who will be wary of the threat Fluminense pose in their current form. A victory for Botafogo RJ would be massive in their quest to move up the table.
Botafogo RJ scored 11 goals, conceded 13 and fought their way to two clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Fluminense managed a bearable 14 goals from their past ten games, creating an average of 1.4 goals per game. They conceded 13 goals in total, and while claiming three clean sheets, they conceded 1.3 goals an average per game.
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Botafogo RJ Form
Botafogo RJ look back on their last three matches with six points to show from their efforts. Against Avai FC, they were left empty-handed in a 0-1 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Sao Paulo in a 1-0 win. They followed that up with a 2-3 win against Internacional in their most recent outing. In their last six Serie A home matches, Botafogo RJ have two wins, while they've drawn one and lost three. They scored seven and conceded eight goals.
Fluminense gained four points in their past three matches. First, they went down 0-2 against Atletico GO, before picking up a 0-0 draw against America MG. Their latest match brought a 2-0 win in their encounter with Avai FC. Fluminense claimed two wins against two draws and two defeats in their last six away matches in the Serie A. The scoreline from these matches reads five goals conceded and five scored.
Fluminense are among the three worst away teams in the Serie A this season, regarding goals scored. They managed a measly five goals at this point, while also conceding five.
Botafogo RJ have taken six points from their last four games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won two of these matches with a scoreline of five goals to nine. Fluminense took eight points from their last five games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won twice, scored eight goals and conceded six.
For whatever reason, Fluminense and Botafogo RJ usually find goals tough to come by, when facing each other, and history makes under 2.5 goals our call here.
Botafogo RJ vs Fluminense Stats
Botafogo RJ vs Fluminense Team News
Botafogo RJ could have up to six missing players for various reasons for their upcoming match against Fluminense this coming Sunday.
Romildo, Joao Victor, Luis Oyama, Diego Goncalves, Gustavo Sauer and Carlinho are missing from the squad, Botafogo RJ will field against Fluminenseon Sunday.
Botafogo RJ vs Fluminense H2H
Fluminense ended up winning 2-0 in the most recent meeting between these two rivals. Fluminense look back on five wins in their previous matches against their next opponent in the shape of Botafogo RJ. The home side has a 40% win rate in these encounter for a total record of 4-1-5. No doubt worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Punters probably shouldn't go looking for both teams to score, when Fluminense come visiting Botafogo RJ. At least one team managed to keep a clean sheet seven times in their last ten matches. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 1.80 with the bookies.
Botafogo RJ vs Fluminense Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the Serie A, Victor Leandro Cuesta will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Fluminense hope German Cano can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of four Serie A goals in his last six Serie A games.
Botafogo RJ claimed four wins, drew one and lost five of their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. Fluminense won four, drew three and lost three of their last 10 games away. Fluminense managed a thoroughly decent five clean sheets in their previous 10 away matches. Botafogo RJ held on for a clean sheet in three of their last 10 home games.
Over 2.5 goals came out two times in the last ten encounters between these two teams. Botafogo RJ managed an average of 0.7 goals, with Fluminense averaging 0.9 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet three times in this run of matches. Botafogo RJ witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.3 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals appeared in four of the last ten matches that Fluminense played across all tournaments this season. They scored 2.1 times on average in the process.