Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo prediction, odds & betting tips 29/06/2024

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Botafogo to score first

Botafogo opened the scoring in six of the last eight skirmishes between these sides

Sparks will fly as two Rio de Janeiro-based teams clash at Estádio São Januário on Saturday night. View our free Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo predictions below.

Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo predictions: Visitors to draw first blood

Key stats

  • Vasco da Gama conceded first in four of their last five matches, and in six of their last eight meetings with Botafogo.
  • Both teams scored in Botafogo's last four games, and also in five of Vasco da Gama's last eight matches.
  • While Botafogo won four of their last six matfhes, Vasco da Gama suffered four defeats in their last six games.
  • Three of Botafogo's last five wins have been by a 2-1 scoreline..

Correct score prediction: Vasco da Gama 1-2 Botafogo

Botafogo won four of their last six matches, and they've conceded in four consecutive games. The visitors’ last two wins both ended 2-1.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies favour the visiting team

  • Vasco da Gama: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%
  • Draw: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • Botafogo: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Vasco da Gama have been going through a rough patch. They won just one of their last six matches in all competitions, with a draw and four defeats. This is in contrast with Botafogo, who won four of their last six matches.

On that note, Botafogo are the expected winners at 13/10 (2.30). Teams with these odds generally have a 43.5% probability of winning.

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Moreover, both teams have been involved in a lot of high-scoring games in recent weeks. Vasco da Gama's last six matches saw almost four goals scored on average, while three of Botafogo's last four games featured at least three goals.

For this reason, over 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 11/10 (2.10). That one has a 47.6% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: A tightly-contested Rio de Janeiro derby on the cards?

It's worth mentioning that Vasco da Gama emerged victorious the last two times these teams clashed. However, both sides have three wins apiece in their last six skirmishes.

Brazil Campeonato Carioca 18/02/24

Botafogo

Botafogo

2
Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

4

Brazil Serie A 06/11/23

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

1
Botafogo

Botafogo

0

Brazil Serie A 02/07/23

Botafogo

Botafogo

2
Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

0

Brazil Campeonato Carioca 16/02/23

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2
Botafogo

Botafogo

0

Brazil Campeonato Carioca 13/02/22

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

0
Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Team news and form guide

Vasco da Gama: Hoping to turn their fortunes around

David received his marching orders in Vasco da Gama's 2-1 loss at Bahia earlier this week, and is suspended for this clash. Dimitri Payet, Paulinho Paula and Bruno Praxedes are still in the recovery room.

Predicted lineup: Jardim (GK), Piton, Victor, Maicon, Henrique, Carvalho, Moura, Leandrinho, Estrella, Adson & Vegetti.

Brazil Serie A 21/07/24

L

Atletico Mineiro

Atletico Mineiro

2

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

0

Brazil Serie A 17/07/24

W

Atletico GO

Atletico GO

0

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

1

Brazil Serie A 10/07/24

W

Corinthians

Corinthians

0

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Internacional

Internacional

1

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

W

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

0

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

2

Botafogo: Sights set on the top spot

Botafogo have a few absentees for this clash, including Rafael da Silva, Jeffinho, Jefferson Savarino and Junior Santos.

Predicted lineup: Victor (GK), Suarez, Halter, Bastos, Marcal, Barbosa, Freitas, Henrique, Eduardo, Tchê & Soares.

Brazil Serie A 20/07/24

W

Internacional

Internacional

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 18/07/24

W

Palmeiras

Palmeiras

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 12/07/24

W

Vitoria

Vitoria

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Atletico Mineiro

Atletico Mineiro

0

Botafogo

Botafogo

3

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

W

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

1

Botafogo

Botafogo

2

Player to watch: Eduardo

Vasco da Gama vs Botafogo predictions
Eduardo scored a brace when these teams met in February. (Photo by Icon Sport)

Eduardo put up a man-of-the-match performance in Botafogo's 2-1 win against RB Bragantino earlier this week, scoring both of his team's goals. He has been in sensational form for the visitors, with five goals scored in his last seven appearances.

It's also worth mentioning that the last time these teams clashed, the former FC Porto and Nice midfielder scored a brace. It'll be interesting to see how he fares against a struggling Vasco da Gama side.


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