Internacional x Botafogo – Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips 06/12/2023
Internacional and Botafogo meet at the Beira-Rio stadium, in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, for the 38th and final round of Series A of the Brazilian Championship. The match is scheduled to take place on the night of this Wednesday, December 6, 2023, starting at 9:30 pm Brasília.
The Internacional team arrives for this week’s clash with the mission of saying goodbye to the season in the most honorable way possible in front of their fans.
The absences are due to Rômulo, Vitão and Matheus Dias, injured, as well as Rodrigo Moledo, who is suspended.
However, the team led by coach Eduardo Coudet has won three consecutive games in a late run through the competition, considering that it managed to ensure its permanence in the national elite without any major difficulties, but it no longer has a chance of reaching the access zone for the next edition of the Copa Libertadores.
At least the Colorado club guaranteed its participation in the Copa Sudamericana after an excellent performance in the last round, when it faced Corinthians at the Neo Química Arena and came out on top by winning 2-1 in a resounding manner.
Before that, the team from Rio Grande do Sul had already shown quality by beating Cuiabá 2-0 in Cuiabá territory to confirm Inter’s good form, which promises to maintain the intensity recorded in previous duels.
There were 3 wins, 1 draw and only 1 defeat in the last 5 official matches of the season, beating Corinthians, Cuiabá and also Red Bull Bragantino, in addition to drawing with Fluminense and losing to Palmeiras.
Currently, the team is in the middle zone of the competition, occupying 9th place in Series A, with 52 points achieved so far, 11 ahead of the relegation zone and 9 away from the Libertadores zone.
Playing as home team, at the Beira-Rio stadium, in Porto Alegre, the Internacional team recorded a recent campaign of 8 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats in the 18 times they entered the field in the Brasileirão in front of their fans, totaling 27 goals scored and 20 conceded.
And on the visitors’ side there is the Botafogo squad, which has been making headlines in newspapers around the world for wasting the biggest advantage ever obtained in terms of points, since the Botafogo team opened up 16 points to second place and reaches this final round without any chance of winning the title after registering ten consecutive stumbles in the season, some of them with cruelty due to extraordinary comebacks or conceding equalizers in the last minute.
Their most recent duel was a goalless draw against Cruzeiro, at home, in a result that increased the anger of their fans for removing the Botafogo team from even the G-4 of the competition.
In their 5 most recent duels of the season, 5 consecutive draws were recorded when facing Cruzeiro, Coritiba, Santos, Fortaleza and also Red Bull Bragantino.
At the moment, Glorioso is in fifth place on the Brazilian Championship Series A leaderboard, with 64 points achieved so far, only one less than Grêmio, which opens the direct access zone to the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.
Playing away from home, the Botafogo team recorded a recent campaign with 7 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats in the 18 times they entered the field in this condition, totaling 21 goals scored and 17 conceded.
Even though Botafogo is still in a fierce dispute for the G-4, the team does not inspire any confidence by having ten consecutive rounds without winning and even facing an opponent who is not fighting for anything else relevant in the competition, the Botafoguense team still appears as an underdog on betting sites.
Especially because Internacional is going through an excellent phase, having won three consecutive games and the fact of playing in front of their fans this Wednesday should push the Colorado team towards another vibrant performance aiming to end their campaign in the best possible position, with a squad technically up to more qualified than their opponent, since the Colorados were semi-finalists in the Libertadores and focused on the continental tournament for a long time.
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