Vitoria vs Botafogo prediction, odds & betting tips 12/07/2024

Vitoria vs Botafogo prediction, odds & betting tips 12/07/2024
An easy job for Botafogo against Vitoria? - Photo by Icon Sport
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Botafogo to win

Botafogo have beaten Vitoria four times in their last five meetings

Vitoria will host Botafogo in the upcoming round of the Brazilian championship on Friday, 12 July.

Can Botafogo keep up their form to stay close to the very top or will Vitoria put a dent in their campaign? Read our Vitoria vs Botafogo prediction to find that out and more, but remember to take a peek at our other Serie A betting tips as well.

Vitoria vs Botafogo prediction: Botafogo to get the win

Key stats

  • Botafogo have only lost once in the last 10 Serie A rounds and they've won three of their last four matches in the league.
  • Vitoria have averaged 3.00 total goals per game in home matches in the league this season.
  • Botafogo have averaged 2.63 total goals per game in away games in Serie A so far.

Correct score prediction: Vitoria 1-2 Botafogo

These two teams have met in Copa do Brasil a couple of months ago and the second leg that Vitoria have hosted ended in a 2-1 win for Botafogo, which is exactly what we see happening on Friday too.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies without a clear favourite

  • HOME: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.50%
  • DRAW: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.30%
  • AWAY: 6/4 (2.50) – 40.00%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

We can see from these Vitoria vs Botafogo odds that the guests are the expected winners, but by a very thin margin, which was a bit surprising to see given that Botafogo are 15 points ahead of Vitoria in the standings at the moment.

Not only that, but these two teams have met twice in Copa do Brasil just a couple of months ago and Botafogo won both of those matches, although both were also pretty close.

Anyhow, if you like our predictions for this game, don't forget to also check out some of our favourite betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Botafogo clearly the better team lately

With four wins over Vitoria in their last five duels, Botafogo have dominated the matchup in recent years. However, Vitoria actually have a slight advantage when it comes to their overall H2H record: 12-9-11.

Copa do Brasil 22/05/24

Vitoria

Vitoria

1
Botafogo

Botafogo

2

Copa do Brasil 02/05/24

Botafogo

Botafogo

1
Vitoria

Vitoria

0

Brazil Serie B 30/09/21

Vitoria

Vitoria

0
Botafogo

Botafogo

0

Brazil Serie B 01/07/21

Botafogo

Botafogo

1
Vitoria

Vitoria

0

Brazil Serie A 23/09/18

Vitoria

Vitoria

3
Botafogo

Botafogo

4

Vitoria preview: Trying to stay clear of the relegation zone

In the last six matches in Serie A, Vitoria have notched three wins and three losses, so they've been inconsistent lately. That being said, this string of results is actually not a bad one for them considering they've only won six more points in the remaining matches for a total of 15 points from 15 games, which puts them three points ahead of the first team in the relegation zone.

When it comes to team news, Caio Vinicius, Iury Castilho, Camutanga, Osvaldo Filho, and Rodrigo Andrade will continue their spells on the sidelines with injuries.

Predicted lineup: Arcanjo (GK), Lepo, Uvini, Leonardo, Esteves, Santos, Matheuzinho, Oliveira, Naldi, Janderson & Alerrandro

Brazil Serie A 18/07/24

L

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

3

Vitoria

Vitoria

1

Brazil Serie A 12/07/24

L

Botafogo

Botafogo

1

Vitoria

Vitoria

0

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

W

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Vitoria

Vitoria

2

Brazil Serie A 04/07/24

L

Corinthians

Corinthians

3

Vitoria

Vitoria

2

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

L

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

1

Vitoria

Vitoria

0

Botafogo preview: Keeping up with the big boys

With 30 points from 15 games in the league so far, Botafogo are one point behind league leaders Flamengo and tied with the defending champions Palmeiras.

Botafogo were involved in the title race last season too and they were the favourites to win Serie A since they had a considerable advantage heading into the final third of the season, but then they had a drop in form and ended up finishing all the way down in fifth. Based on their performances so far, Botafogo might just be in the title race near the end of this season too.

Meanwhile, Jeffinho, Pablo, and Rafael da Silva are out of contention for this game with injuries.

Predicted lineup: Victor (GK), Suarez, Halter, Barboza, Cuiabano, Gregore, Freitas, Savarino, Eduardo, Henrique & Santos

Elite Club Friendlies 15/07/24

D

Ferencvarosi TC

Ferencvarosi TC

2

West Ham

West Ham

2

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Man City

Man City

3

West Ham

West Ham

1

England Premier League 11/05/24

W

Luton

Luton

1

West Ham

West Ham

3

England Premier League 05/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

5

West Ham

West Ham

0

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

West Ham

West Ham

2

Player to watch: Junior Santos

While Junior Santos didn't exactly light the world on fire with three goals in Serie A this season, he is one of Botafogo's top scorers in the league so far.

Junior Santos
Santos looking for his fourth goal in the league this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Can Santos score first?

Two of the three goals that the winger has scored in the league this season were the first goals of the respective matches. Will he do it again on Friday?


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