Junior vs Botafogo RJ prediction, odds & betting tips 28/05/2024

An interesting fixture is on the cards as Junior Barranquilla and Botafogo RJ go head-to-head at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez on Tuesday. View our free Junior vs Botafogo RJ predictions below.

Junior vs Botafogo RJ predictions
Junior defeated Botafogo RJ when these teams clashed last month. (Photo by Icon Sport)

Junior vs Botafogo RJ predictions: Hosts to come out on top

With Junior being in good form and having won the first duel against Botafogo, we can see that happening in this match too, especially since they're now hosting the game.

Key stats

  • Junior won the reverse fixture away from home.
  • The hosts are one of five teams yet to lose at this tournament after five rounds.
  • At least one team blanked in four of Junior's last five matches.
  • Both teams have already qualified for the Round of 16.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Botafogo are bookies' favourites

  • Junior: 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1%
  • Draw: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • Botafogo RJ: 29/20 (2.45) – 40.8%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It's fair to point out that Botafogo have strung up a decent run of results lately. They are currently on a four-match unbeaten run, with three wins and a draw.

Bearing that in mind, the visitors are the expected winners at 29/20 (2.45). Teams with these odds generally have a 40.8% probability of winning.

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Interestingly, Junior Barranquilla have been involved in a lot of low-scoring games these past few weeks, as four of their last five matches featured less than two goals.

On that note, under 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 4/6 (1.67). That one has a 60% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: Just one encounter between the sides

This will be the second clash between Junior Barranquilla and Botafogo RJ. Both teams met in the reverse fixture last month, and Junior emerged victorious by a 3-1 scoreline.

Copa Libertadores 03/04/24

Botafogo

Botafogo

1
Junior

Junior

3

Team news and form guide

Junior: Sights set on Group D's top spot

There are no new injured or suspended players for Junior Barranquilla ahead of this encounter.

Predicted lineup: Mele (GK), Pacheco, Olivera, Peña, Fuentes, Moreno, Cantillo, Gonzalez, Chará, Caicedo & Bacca.

Colombia Primera A 02/06/24

L

Millonarios

Millonarios

2

Junior

Junior

0

Copa Libertadores 28/05/24

D

Botafogo

Botafogo

0

Junior

Junior

0

Colombia Primera A 26/05/24

W

Atletico Bucaramanga

Atletico Bucaramanga

0

Junior

Junior

1

Colombia Primera A 23/05/24

D

co

Deportivo Pereira

0

Junior

Junior

0

Colombia Primera A 19/05/24

L

co

Deportivo Pereira

3

Junior

Junior

2

Botafogo RJ: Looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games

On the other hand, Artur Jorge will not be able to call upon the services of a few players, including Tiquinho Soares, Matheus Nascimento, Fernando Marcal and Rafael da Silva.

Predicted lineup: Victor (GK), Cuiabano, Bastos, Halter, Suarez, Freitas, Barbosa, Tché, Savarino, Henrique & Santos.

Brazil Serie A 16/06/24

W

Gremio

Gremio

1

Botafogo

Botafogo

2

Brazil Serie A 11/06/24

W

Fluminense

Fluminense

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 02/06/24

W

Corinthians

Corinthians

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Copa Libertadores 28/05/24

D

Junior

Junior

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

0

Copa do Brasil 22/05/24

W

Vitoria

Vitoria

1

Botafogo

Botafogo

2

Junior vs Botafogo RJ predictions
Carlos Bacca has 18 direct goal involvements across two competitions this season. (Photo by Icon Sport)

Player to watch: Carlos Bacca

Carlos Bacca put up a man-of-the-match performance in the reverse fixture of this clash, scoring twice in Junior Barranquilla's 3-1 victory. The former Sevilla, AC Milan and Villarreal hitman has four direct goal involvements (3 goals, 1 assist) in five group games, whilst scoring 12 times in the Colombian Primera A. It'll be interesting to see if Bacca can help Junior secure the top spot in Group D.


Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written for a few publications like What Are The Odds, Mighty Tips and Betting Detectives