Botafogo RJ vs Gremio
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange, Rio de Janeiro.
Gremio will visit Rio de Janeiro as they take on grappling Botafogo RJ. The title dreams are not yet over for the visitors, while Botafogo are aiming to finally end their horrible win-less run.
The welcoming team is resting in the 11th position with 25 pts accumulated. They are on a five-game win-less streak wherein they registered two defeats and three draws.
Botafogo suffered two consecutive home defeats. Sao Paulo inflicted a very painful victory to Botafogo as they created an insane comeback – they scored three goals in the last 10 minutes, overturning Botafogo’s 3-1 lead. Palmeiras similarly scored the late winning goal in their 1-2 victory at Estádio Olimpico Joao Havelange.
Airton, Arnaldo, Jonas and Marcinho are all sidelined due to injuries.
Gremio are rallying behind Corinthians from the second place. They are already eight points behind the league leaders, and dropping any points could mean the end of the title run in Brazil.
Gremio are in the excellent form – they won three out of last five games in Serie A while remaining undefeated in two. The visiting team are the second-best team on the road with six wins, two draws and two losses.
Bolanos, Da Silva, Jael and Thyere are injured.
Botafogo vs Gremio: Head-to-head
Gremio have an excellent record against Botafogo RJ in the terms of Brazilian Serie A – they have beat Botafogo 3 times out of last 5 away match against the team from Olimpico Joao Havelange.
Botafogo vs Gremio: Prediction
Gremio have the greatest chance to grab three points here, so opting for the Gremio is the perfect choice