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Vasco da Gama vs. Botafogo Preview and Free Pick

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 1:24 pm by Erwin Noguera

Botafogo is drowning on the shore, and its great goal of being the Brasileirao champion is increasingly in danger. The Rio de Janeiro team will remain in the city, but on the 32nd matchday, it will be the visitor of Vasco da Gama, which is fighting to stay in the category.

Vasco da Gama maintains its dream of remaining in the first division, having beaten Cuiabá 2-0 on the last matchday, being three points away from salvation. 

Botafogo has just lost 4-3 in an incredible game at home to Palmeiras after being 3-0 up in the first half. Another sign that the most important moment of the campaign is weighing on them.


Monday, November 6, 4:00 p.m. ET at the Estádio São Januário

Moneyline odds:

Vasco da Gama +175 

Botafogo +150

Draw Offs:


Where Can I Watch?

Fanatiz USA, Paramount+, ViX, and Premiere 2

Why Bet on Vasco da Gama?

For Vasco da Gama, faith is the last thing to be lost, and for now, they are still hoping to get the necessary points to continue in the Série A.

The ‘Expresso da Vitória’ beat Cuiabá 2-0 in the last matchday, thanks to goals by Gabriel Pec and Luca Orellano, so they have 34 points, three behind Cruzeiro, Santos and Bahia, who are save at the moment. 

There is no doubt that the team from Rio de Janeiro has risen under Argentine coach Ramón Díaz, with seven wins, four draws, and six defeats, but it needs more to avoid dropping to Série B.

The issue with Vasco is that they are one of the worst teams at home, taking only 20 points out of a possible 45 so far, yet they have only lost one of their last five matches.

For the final stretch, the ‘Expresso da Vitória’ needs more from their star reinforcement, French midfielder Dimitri Payet, who has provided one assist and scored one goal in 11 matches. In the two most recent games he has been a substitute.

Among the injured players at Ramón Díaz’s club are Manuel Capasso, Patrick de Lucca, and Rossi, but Pablo Vegetti could return from suspension.

Why Bet on Botafogo?

Botafogo has lowered its level and the quality of its results in recent times. When they had to tighten, they couldn’t but remain in the first place.

The ‘Fogao’ lost 4-3 to Palmeiras in the last match, with goals by Carlos Eduardo, Tché Tché, and Júnior Santos, all in the first half. In the second half, everything fell apart. Especially, due to the penalty missed by striker Tiquinho Soares, which would have meant the end of the match.

Botafogo has won only three of its last 10 matches and is at the top with 59 points, three more than Palmeiras. However, the good thing for the team coached by Flavio Lúcio is that they have a game in hand, so they can increase the current gap. 

As visitors, the Rio de Janeiro team has scored 24 points in 14 matches, with seven wins, three draws, and four defeats. Only 11 goals have been scored against them.

Matheus Nascimento is likely to be absent, as he is in the Pan American Games in Chile. In addition, defender Rafael and midfielder Patrick de Paula are injured for the rest of the season.

Final Betting Analysis: Vasco da Gama vs. Botafogo

Botafogo has struggled too much in the final stretch of the Brasileirão, losing matches that would have brought them close to the title today. However, against one of the teams at the bottom of the table, they will take three fundamental points.

The numbers at have Botafogo as the favorites, as the Moneyline for them shows +150. Meanwhile, Vasco da Gama have +175, and the draw is at +229.

This season’s duel between these clubs was 2-0 in favor of Botafogo, with goals from Luis Henrique and Carlos Alberto.

Go for a win in Botafogo’s Moneyline. If you bet $100 at +150, you will gain $150 for a total payout of $250.

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