Check out the Botafogo vs Flamengo prediction! The classic, valid for the 22nd round of the Brazilian Championship, is scheduled for 21:00 (Brasília time) this Saturday (2), at Nilton Santos, home of Glorioso. With an incredible 51 points conquered, the black and white team makes a historic campaign in the competition and leads the competition in isolation. On the other hand, Rubro-Negro is going through a turbulent phase and sees the chances of winning the title in the long shot tournament decreasing more and more as the games go by.
Botafogo vs Flamengo prediction: important facts
- Botafogo won all 11 games it played at home in the Brasileirão;
- Botafogo has not lost for three months in the Brasileirão;
- Flamengo has been undefeated against Botafogo at Nilton Santos since 2018;
- Flamengo have only won two of their last five commitments
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Botafogo is coming from elimination in the Copa Sudamericana. Despite this, the atmosphere at Glorioso remains light and positive. The alvinegra crowd embraced the team and promises to throw another party to receive the players in the classic against Flamengo. General Severiano’s club makes a historic campaign and leads the Brazilian Championship in isolation.
It’s not just Botafogo’s excellent phase that leads us to believe in an alvinegro triumph at Nilton Santos. Flamengo’s moment is not good at all and the Red-Black fans have put a lot of pressure on the squad and the coaching staff for better results, especially in the Brasileirão.
Both teams score
Leader of the Brasileirão, Botafogo has the best attack in the competition, with 38 goals scored. The team’s top scorer and main player of the season, Tiquinho Soares has good chances of returning to the team in the classic after recovering from a serious knee injury. In addition to the number 9, Glorioso has other quality names that justify the excellent average of balls in the team’s net in the tournament.
Flamengo, in turn, continues with renowned and above-average athletes in its squad. Gabigol, Bruno Henrique and Pedro are examples of this. Even in a bad phase, it is difficult to imagine the Rubro-Negro not swinging the nets in whatever the game.
Botafogo scores the first goal
One of the most striking characteristics of Botafogo in the current season is the blitz and intense pressure that the team puts on the opponent during the opening minutes of the games. Against Flamengo, such fate must be repeated. And due to Mais Querido’s defensive fragility in the last few matches, Glorioso’s chances are good to take advantage and take the lead in the classic.
Botafogo vs Flamengo: the current form of the teams
As mentioned, Botafogo was eliminated from the Copa Sudamericana. Last Wednesday (30), Glorioso was defeated by Defensa y Justicia, in Argentina, and said goodbye to the continental competition. On the other hand, the team’s phase in the Brazilian Championship is great, and with each passing round, Alvinegro is closer to the national title.
In 21 rounds played, Botafogo had 16 wins, three draws and two defeats, totaling 80.95% of the points. At Nilton Santos, General Severiano’s team has a 100% success rate.
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Botafogo’s probable starting lineup: Lucas Perri, Di Plácido, Adryelson, Victor Cuesta and Marçal; Marlon Freitas, Gabriel Pires, Eduardo, Segovinha, João Victor and Tiquinho Soares (Diego Costa). Technician: Bruno Lage.
Unlike Botafogo, Flamengo’s season so far has been disastrous. Eliminated early and embarrassingly in the Libertadores, Rubro-Negro sees in the Copa do Brasil the only opportunity for a title in 2023. Guaranteed in the final of the national knockout stage, Mais Querido will face São Paulo.
In the Brasileirão, the Gávea team has also disappointed its fans. With 36 points won, Fla occupies the fourth place and sees the title chances decrease as the rounds go by. Even if Botafogo wins this Saturday (2), the difference will be 12 points between the teams.
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Probable Flamengo line-up: Matheus Cunha, Fabrício Bruno, David Luiz and Léo Pereira (yes, three defenders), Wesley, Allan, Gerson, Everton Ribeiro and Ayrton Lucas; Bruno Henrique and Pedro. Technician: Jorge Sampaoli.
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Final tip for Botafogo vs Flamengo
Historically, Flamengo has a large advantage over Botafogo in direct confrontations. However, in 2023 this script was reversed. Glorioso beat Rubro-Negro in the first round of the Brasileirão, at Maracanã, and has everything to pack yet another triumph over the arch-rival. Emotional up to date, phase and recent performance are the factors that put Alvinegro as a favorite in this weekend’s classic.