Botafogo vs Grêmio Soccer Prediction Today
With two draws for 1 to 1 in the first rounds (Palmeiras, home and Sport in Recife), alvinegro occupies the thirteenth place in the standings. It can not be considered a bad start. After all, the São Paulo alviverde is a candidate for the title and Rubro-negro from Pernambuco usually imposes great difficulties on his opponents when he is active on Retiro Island.
What has caused great concern to the fans of Botafogo are the bruises. Goalkeeper Gatito Fernandez is the newest visitor to the medical department. An injury to the right fist should take the Paraguayan from the grass for about a month.
At least for this position, the Lonely Star team has no problem. Veteran Jefferson, one of the greatest stars in the history of Botafogo, will return to the title. With Gatito’s concussion, he may be close to becoming one of the three players who most often wore his club shirt. The goalkeeper is eight games to reach the mark of 445 games played by alvinegro by Valtencir.
The game this Saturday should mark the debut of Uruguayan striker Aguirre. He was hired from Udinese in Italy and represented the club’s biggest investment for the 2018 season. Coach Alberto Valentin must decide whether to put him in the starting lineup or leave him at the bench as an option for the second half. The athlete has gone through a period of physical conditioning, but since Tuesday, April 23, he has been training with his teammates.
Grêmio surprised to enter the field on the night of Wednesday, April 24, with a team very close to the owner to face Goiás in Goiânia in his debut match at the Brazil Cup. By the eighth finals, the gauchos defeated the Emeralds by 2 to 0 and were very close to the classification.
This option means that coach Renato Gaucho chose the match against Botafogo to put the reserve team into action. He must preserve his top players for Tuesday’s clash against Cerro Porteño of Paraguay. The duel, which will be held in Porto Alegre, is the first place in Group 1.
The strategy gains even more force by the four points accumulated in the six disputed by the Grêmio in the first two rounds. The tricolor defeated Cruzeiro, 1-0 in Belo Horizonte, and went 0-0 at home to Atletico Paranaense. With that, it closed its participation in the second round of the Brazilian Championship in the seventh position.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Botafogo vs Grêmio
Showing a good standard of play, Botafogo should win a ‘gift’ from the Grêmio by having the possibility to avoid facing the holders of what is considered by many the best team in the country. Although the tricolor has qualified its squad in comparison with the season 2017, the distance between the main team and the team B is still very great. So the guess in the alvinegros is the best option.
Prediction Today: Botafogo