Botafogo vs Fluminense Soccer Prediction Today
The two teams needed to get in the field in the middle of the week in matches for the return round of the first phase of the South American Cup. Botafogo, however, took double advantage. He did not have to travel. Received the Audax, Chile, and secured on the night of Wednesday, May 9, the classification for the second stage with a 1-1 draw. He had won the first leg by 2 to 1. Of breaking, he won 24 hours more aiming to prepare for the classic in comparison with the rival.
In the Brasileirao, however, Botafogo is at a disadvantage compared to the tricolor. In the fourth round, alvinegro lost his unbeaten record in the tournament by taking Cruzeiro 1-0 in Belo Horizonte. Parked in the five points (one win, two draws and one loss), he fell to the twelfth position.
In addition, there will still be the debut of Uruguayan striker Rodrigo Aguirre. The athlete has appeared in the Daily Newsletter of the Brazilian Football Confederation and will be related by coach Alberto Valentim to the reserve bank.
Another who can return to the team is the left-back Moses. He got hurt in the finals of the Carioca Championship and has not been active for more than a month. It depends, however, on the approval of the medical department.
Who also has chances to strengthen Botafogo is Paraguayan goalkeeper Gatito Fernandez, who also returned to training after recovering from injury. It remains to know of Valentin will choose to take the team veteran Jefferson.
The Fluminense went through an adventure to fulfill their commitment for the return round of the South American Cup on the night of Thursday, May 10. The problems began even before the trip to Bolivia, where he faced and was defeated by Nacional Potosi by 2 to 0.
To face the altitude of approximately 4,000 meters from Potosi, the technical commission scheduled a stopover in Sucre, which is just over two thousand meters high and would suit the players. Protests in the region, however, closed the road leading to Potosi.
Thus, the club sought help from the South American Confederation to postpone the game. Not even received a response from the entity. He ended up leaving for a last-minute B plan. He went to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and from there he went on a chartered flight to Potosi.
With no time for adaptation, he suffered greatly from the weather. Striker Marco Júnior was not even able to take the field. With respiratory problems, he was put aside. Many of the athletes who performed simply collapsed on the field after the final whistle and showed that they were exhausted.
The epic continued in the return to Rio de Janeiro, that had to be improvised with the division of the athletes in groups. The only positive aspect of the trip was the classification obtained thanks to the 3-0 marked in the first game.
Upon arrival of the delegation to Rio de Janeiro, a demonstration of support from fans came to thrill some players exhausted by the trip. Coach Abel Braga was one of the most celebrated.
The coach, however, did not give advice from the team he plans to put on the pitch on Monday night. You will need to wait for an evaluation from the physiology department to determine who has the playing conditions. With seven points (two wins, one draw and one loss), the tricolor finished fourth in seventh place in the standings.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Botafogo vs Fluminense
It is difficult to imagine that Fluminense will have sufficient physical conditions to maintain the intense rhythm he presented in the first rounds of the Brasileirão. This makes Botafogo the best choice for guess.
Prediction Today: Botafogo