Botafogo vs Goias Betting Tips - Goals set to be hard to come by in Brazilian Serie A

Points to be shared in tense clash between Botafogo and Goias
Botafogo vs Goias
Botafogo vs Goias clash in Brazilian Serie A set to serve up low scoring draw (Getty Images)

Botafogo vs Goias Betting Tips

Botafogo and Goias are set to serve up a tight contest in their Brazilian Serie A clash at the Estadio Nilton Santos. Neither team has been particularly prolific in attack this season which makes under 2.5 goals one of my tips.

Botafogo FR Form & Team News 

Botafogo suffered a 1-0 defeat at home against Fluminense last time out in the Brazilian Serie A. They fell behind 10 minutes before the break and could not find a way back into the contest after missing several goalscoring opportunities.

Eduardo Barroca's men have had an inconsistent campaign and are winless in their last five matches. They are priced at odds of 2.05 for a win on Wednesday but with just one goal scored in their last five appearances, under 2.5 goals looks a more likely outcome at 1.61.

Diego Souza is top scorer for Botafogo with five goals but has failed to score in his last four matches. He should retain his place in the team behind the attacking duo of Vinicius Tanque and Luiz Fernando who have just one goal between them this season.

Eduardo Barroca
Botafogo coach Eduardo Barroca has seen his side produce under 2.5 goals in four of their last five matches (Getty Images)

Goias Esporte Clube Form & Team News

Goias were victorious in their last league outing as they claimed a 1-0 win at Ceara. Michael got the only goal on 27 minutes as the visitors stood firm against the home team. 

Ney Franco’s men are poor travellers having claimed just two wins in their last 11 away matches. They are priced at 3.60 for a draw on Wednesday but having gone unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions, I think they are good enough to earn a draw at odds of 3.30.

Goias have no major injuries or suspensions and should stick with much of the team that faced Ceara. Top scorers Michael and Leandro Barcia are set to continue in attack but both men have only one goal each in their last three matches.

Botafogo vs Goias Head to Head 

Goias have a 13-5 edge with five draws from 23 previous matches against Botafogo. Both teams have seen under 2.5 goals in their last five meetings, although Goias claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in May.

Botafogo vs Goias Betting Odds

Botafogo are backed at 2.00 for a win on Wednesday while a victory for Goias is set at odds of 3.60 with a draw valued at 3.30. Under 2.5 goals is paying 1.61 while a correct score of 1-1 is priced at odds of 6.50 at bet365.

Botafogo vs Goias Match Up

Botafogo’s attacking problems means that Diego Souza current four-match goal drought could continue. Luiz Fernando has scored just once this season while Vinicius Tanque is still seeking his first goal of the campaign.

Goias have similar problems in attack having failed to score more than one goal in each of their last three matches. Michael has just one goal in his last three matches while Leandro Barcia has also found the net just once in his last four appearances.

Goias have seen under 2.5 goals in four of their last five matches (Getty Images)

Botafogo vs Goias Key Statistics 

  • Botafogo & Goias have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 meetings (Brazilian Serie A).
  • Botafogo have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (Brazilian Serie A).
  • Botafogo are unbeaten in 10 of their last 15 home matches (Brazilian Serie A).
  • Goias have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Goias are unbeaten in their last 5 matches (all competitions).

Where is Botafogo vs Goias?

Botafogo vs Goias will take place at the Estádio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

When is Botafogo vs Goias?

Sporting CP vs Famalicao will kick off at 23.15 GMT on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

How many times has Botafogo vs Goias produced under 2.5 goals?

Botafogo and Goias have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 meetings in the Brazilian Serie A.


Botafogo and Goias have struggled for goals this season and should produce under 2.5 goals in a 1-1 draw.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.61 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.30 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw @ 6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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A 3-1 home win for Botafogo put paid to all predictions. Comfortable win for the host against an disappointing Goias
Betting Slip | 09 Oct 2019

Botafogo v Goias

Best Bet LOST

Bet 3 Win 4.83
Under 2.5 Goals

Value Bet LOST

Bet 1 Win 3.30

Correct Score Tip LOST

Bet 1 Win 6.50
1-1 Draw
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