Football Bet of the Day: Back Botafogo to extend unbeaten home run

 | Sunday 7th July 2024, 8:00am

Sunday 7th July 2024, 8:00am

Monday's football bet of the day takes us to Rio de Janeiro where two of Brazilian football's G-12 (Big Twelve) clubs - Botafogo RJ and Atletico Mineiro - meet at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos.

This Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A match kicks off in the early hours of the morning (00:30) for the UK audience and will see hosts Botafogo seek to exact revenge for the 1-0 defeat they suffered to Atletico-MG in their last head-to-head, at the MRV Arena in Belo Horizonte last September.

Football Bet of the Day - Monday, July 8

  • Double Chance & BTTS - Botafogo FR or Draw & Yes @ 7/5

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Botafogo FR vs Atletico Mineiro Odds

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These two sides arrive into Monday's contest after contrasting results in midweek.

Botafogo extended their unbeaten run to three games with a 2-1 win at Cuiaba on Wednesday, while Atletico were beaten 4-2 at home by Flamengo a day later.

Monday's visitors have won just once in their last six games, with the first of three defeats in that period coming against Palmeiras (0-4) on June 18 and being followed a couple of days later by one at Vitoria (4-2).

That thrashing at the hands of Palmeiras is the only match they've failed to score in across their last eight, however, with both teams finding the net in the other seven, so it's no great surprise to see Atletico top of the Serie A BTTS table with 11 of their 14 (79%) league outings finishing with a goal on either side.

Botafogo, meanwhile, are one of four clubs that have seen 10 of their matches finish with both teams scoring, including their last six games. They've been more successful than Atletico over the past month, though, despite continually leaking goals, as they have lost just one in eight since the start of June, winning five times.

At the time of writing Botafogo are second in Serie A, nine points ahead of 11th-placed Atletico, though things could change by the time this contest rolls around as it is the final fixture of the gameweek.

Statistically, there is a great chance of both teams finding the net on Monday, and I'm backing it as such.

To boost the odds above EVS I'm also adding in the double chance on Botafogo, meaning that, alongside a goal on either side, the hosts need to avoid defeat to land this 7/5 shot.

Botafogo have lost just three times in 14 Serie A matches this season, the first of those coming away to Cruzeiro (3-2) in the opening round.

Their only defeat at home, meanwhile, was the 2-1 reverse to Bahia on May 5, and they've won three of the four they have played since at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos, one of them against Ecuadorian outfit LDU Quito (2-1) in the Copa Libertadores.

I expect Botafogo to at least take a point from Monday's fixture, but Atletico's recent away record does offer the visitors hope of avoiding defeat themselves.

Galo won 2-1 at Bragantino and Internacional last month, inflicting a first home defeat of the Serie A season on both, and with former Brazil international Hulk back in form after bagging a brace against Flamengo last time out, Botafogo will have to be on guard.

Botafogo or draw vs Atletico Mineiro & BTTS - Football bet of the day monday july 8 2024 @ 7-5

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