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Last updated: 03 Apr 2024
Ryan Allan 03 Apr 2024
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  • Watch Botafogo vs Junior in the CONMEBOL Libertadores
  • Botafogo are unbeaten in their last ten matches
  • Can Junior score a surprise win on Wednesday?
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Botafogo forward Junior Santos in action (Photo via Getty Images)
  • Botafogo vs Junior Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Botafogo Form
  • Botafogo Team News
  • Junior Form
  • Junior Team News


Botafogo vs Junior Predictions


Botafogo have an excellent home record in this competition and will fancy their chances of seeing off Colombian visitors Junior.

I'm backing the hosts to win and to score two goals or more at the Estádio Nilton Santos.

  • Botafogo have won 7 of their last 9 home matches (Copa Libertadores)
  • Botafogo have scored 2+ goals in 8 of their last 9 home matches
  • Junior have lost 8 of their last 12 away matches (Copa Libertadores)
  • Junior conceded 2+ goals in 6 of their last 8 away defeats (Copa Libertadores)

Head to Head


Wednesday's Copa Libertadores group stage matchup will be the first-ever meeting between Botafogo and Junior. 

Botafogo Form


Botafogo extended their unbeaten run to ten matches with a comfortable 2-0 win against Boavista RJ in the Carioca Serie A on Sunday. 

Fábio Matias's in-form side have won eight of their last nine games, with 24 goals scored in the process. Eleven of those goals were netted by Junior Santos, who has bagged a remarkable nine in his last five appearances for Botafogo.

The Fogo secured their place in the Copa Libertadores group phase with a hard-fought 3-2 aggregate victory against fellow Brazilians RB Bragantino last month. 

Botafogo Team News


Botafogo head coach Matias has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of Wednesday's Copa Libertadores Group D matchup. Top scorer Junior Santos is set to return to the first XI after missing the weekend win against Boavista. 

Junior Form


Junior head into Wednesday's matchup following a hard-fought 1-0 win over La Equidad in the Colombian Primera A. Didier Moreno's goal proved the difference-maker after Los Tiburones had to play over an hour with ten men after Jermein Peña's first-half dismissal.

Arturo Reyes's side have won three of their last four matches after failing to win any of their previous five. 

Junor have not progressed beyond the group phase of the Copa Libertadores since 2011. 

Junior Team News


Head coach Reyes may make one or two changes to his selection after Saturday's energy-sapping win against La Equidad. 

Veteran forward Carlos Bacca is expected to lead the line on Wednesday. The 37-year-old has scored three goals in his last four appearances despite missing a first-half spot-kick on Saturday. 

Verdict

Botafogo have been in great form domestically, and with a solid home record in this competition, should claim the spoils on Wednesday.

A home win is my top pick, while I also fancy the visitors to score at least two goals en route to a comfortable victory.

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