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Bitesize Prediction: Santos vs Botafogo SP – 04/06/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 2 Jun 2024

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Competition: Brazil Serie B

Market: Santos win

Odds: 1/2 @ BetUS

Looking to make an immediate return to winning ways in the early hours of Tuesday night, Santos will welcome Botafogo SP to the Vila Belmiro.

Starting with the hosts, after losing their Serie A status last season, it is no secret that the Peixe have their sights firmly set on securing an immediate top-flight return. While Fabio Carille’s men might have been last seen suffering frustration on the road as they were eventually hit with a 2-1 loss at the hands of America MG, the former Corinthians boss should still find the mood in his camp at a high. Battling it out at the top of the second-tier table and opening Tuesday’s showdown sat just two points adrift of leapfrogging Goias, the Bairro-based outfit have won five of their first seven Serie B appearances. Making a real statement on May 19th as they stormed their way to a routine 4-0 romp against Brusque, Santos will be excited to make a return to home soil here. In fact, continuing on from their summer preparations, Carille’s side have won all of their last eight straight matchups at the Vila Belmiro across all competitions.

As for the visitors, while Botafogo might have opened up the 2024 campaign with their sights set on mounting a genuine play-off charge, the Panthers are in the midst of a major struggle. Sat rock-bottom of the Serie B table and suddenly facing what could be a real relegation scrap this season, Paulo Gomes appears to have some mounting pressure on his shoulders. Last seen putting in another toothless performance as they slumped to a 1-0 loss at home against Novorizontino, the Sao Paulo-based outfit have failed to muster a single victory from any of their previous nine straight appearances across all competitions. With their recent issues underlined by a 4-0 drumming at the hands of Goias on May 18th, Tuesday’s guests have also continued to show some glaring struggles in the final third. In fact, Botafogo have remarkably failed to notch a single strike in any of their last five Serie B outings.

Bet: Santos 1/2 to beat Botafogo SP in Tuesday’s Brazil Serie B battle @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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