Botafogo will take on Fluminense. The match will take place at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, 26 June.
botafogo was only able to return to Serie A after the last season. Brasileirao was where the Lone Star spent most of the 21st Century. The team did have some failures and had to be “cleansed” by having to spend the season at Serie B. They did not achieve the desired result last year but they managed to win in the second division. The club made a strong start to Serie A after they added Luis Castro to their roster. After losing to Corinthians first, Botafogo won six matches unbeaten. They lost four consecutive matches after that. That streak was ended with a win over Sao Paulo in mid-June. Then, in a shootout, it defeated Internacional on the roads, 3-2.
Flminense hasn’t really stood out this season. At the start of the century, the “team of warriors” had good results. In recent years they have often finished in the bottom half. Against all this, 2021’s 7th place in Serie A was a significant breakthrough. This helped the team earn a spot in the Cope Libertadores. However, they lost in qualifying. The Brazilians then lost in the Cope Sudamericana without making it to the playoffs. It is not always easy in Serie A. Fluminense lost more than they won after a good start. They beat Cruzeiro in the cup and Avai in championship matches.
fluminense enjoyed a 8-fight streak of unbeaten head-to-head matches. They won the majority of their matches in this segment. Botafogo won the semi-finals on the road of the Carioca State Championship in March. The “Team of Warriors” won the match and scored a save goal at 90+7 minutes. Both teams have played spectacular football in recent matches. A passing option looks like “over 2.0 goals”.
Prediction: More than 2.0 goals.