Botafogo vs Estudiantes L.P.: Preview & Prediction
After two quarrels in the qualifying rounds of Libertadores da América (against Chile’s Colo-Colo and against Olimpia, Paraguay), Botafogo will debut on the 14th in the group stage of the competition. And the rival that the team of the Lonely Star will pick up at the Nilton Santos Stadium, Estudiantes, from Argentina, is a real “stone in the shoe”. Botafogo are in Group 1, alongside Atletico Nacional, Colombia, defending champion, and Barcelona, Ecuador. Botafogo and Estudiantes did not register many matches until today, they were only three in all history, but Glorioso never managed to beat the Argentines.
Our Bet Explained
Coach Jair Ventura practically used the reserves during the Carioca Championship to focus fully on the continental competition.
Without rhythm of game due to the problems of the Argentine soccer, the last official competition of Estudiantes was the Florida Cup, in the United States. The great highlight of the team is the president and idol Verón, who about to turn 42 years old has returned to play just to dispute one more Libertadores.
Botafogo’s debut at Libertadores at Nilton Santos Stadium (current capacity for 45,000 fans), his home since 2007. Three years after his last appearance, it will be the first time the club will be able to use the stadium in the competition.
Our Prognosis Botafogo Estudiantes L.P.
Win the Botafogo! Completely customized with colors and the alvinegro shield, “Niltão”, which this year registered large audiences in the two matches against Colo-Colo and Olimpia, both in the early stages, promises to be the team’s greatest weapon in search of the unprecedented dream of the title . Coach Jair Ventura promises to maintain the same pace as last year, which led the team to qualify for Libertadores. With the base formed, Botafogo wants to assert the home factor, against a Estudiantes still without rhythm of game.
Botafogo vs Estudiantes L.P.: Betting Tips
Botafogo win – Odds: 2.05
Over 1,5 goals – Odds: 1.50