Flamengo v Botafogo Betting Tips: 1, 2019-07-28

Brazil Serie A Betting Tips

Serie A
Sunday 28th July 2019
Kickoff: 1600hrs
Pick: Flamengo win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken at 03:50 GMT, 28 July 2019)

1 X 2
1.60 3.90 5.80

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 28, 2019 at 03:50 a.m.)

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Next, we switch over to South America and a look ahead to a couple of fixtures in the Brazilian Serie A with Flamengo taking on Botafogo as the betting tips continue at the Maracana.

Flamengo Prediction – Can Flamengo keep 100% record intact?

Sunday afternoon’s hosts, Flamengo, are the only side in Serie A to remain with a 100% winning record at home in the division.

The home side currently occupy 3rd place in the Brazilian top flight and are 6 points adrift of current league leaders, Palmeiras.

They bring an impressive 6-match unbeaten sequence into this Sunday’s clash with Botafogo which includes 4 wins.

Victories against Athletico PR, Fortaleza, CSA and Goias should give Flamengo plenty of confidence they can grab the three points here today.

Even more impressive is Flamengo’s home record which stands at an excellent 5-0-0 16/5 which has placed Flamengo as leading goalscorers at home in Serie A.

The bigger picture shows us that Flamengo have been very productive on home turf at the Maracana for some time now.

The hosts have lost just 1 of their last 12 matches in their own backyard, a sequence that includes no fewer than 10 wins.

Midfielder De Arrascaeta (4 goals) along with forwards Henrique (5 goals) and Barbosa (8 goals) look the most likely for Flamengo here.


Flamengo v Botafogo Both teams to score

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Botafogo Prediction – Can Botafogo put an end to Flamengo’s record?

The visitors make their way to the Maracana looking to put a spanner in Flamengo’s works and put an end to their hosts’ winning streak.

However, having failed to win any of their last 3 league matches in Serie A which includes defeats to Gremio and Santos, this may be easier said than done.

Both of these recent losses were incurred on home turf at their Estádio Nilton Santos, but the wins have been sporadic rather than consistent for Botafogo.

Back-to-back wins against Vasco da Gama and CSA followed earlier back-to-back defeats to Goias and league leaders, Palmeiras.

Results away from home have also produced mixed returns for this inconsistent Botafogo outfit, as their away record indicates.

An away record of 2-1-2 3/4 includes wins at Fluminense and CSA but they’ve also suffered defeats at Sao Paulo and Goias.

It’s worth pointing out that Botafogo’s away wins this season have been against teams situated in the bottom four of Serie A.

In addition, Botafogo have failed to score in 3 of their 5 away matches so far this season and they’ll be up against a free-scoring Flamengo outfit in this clash.


Key-Facts – Flamengo v Botafogo

  • Flamengo have won their last 5 matches on the trot at home in Serie A
  • Flamengo have lost just 1 of their last 12 matches in their own backyard
  • Botafogo have failed to score in 3 of their 5 away matches so far this season


Betting Tips Verdict

Flamengo’s firepower and momentum should be too strong for an inconsistent Botafogo outfit in this one.