Botafogo vs LDU Quito prediction and betting tips - May 9, 2024
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Botafogo vs LDU Quito prediction and betting tips - May 9, 2024

Tournament: Copa Libertadores
Location: Nilton Santos
Match date: 09.05.2023

In the 4th round of the group stage of Copa Libertadores on May 9, 2024, there will be a match between Botafogo and LDU Quito. The Brazilians are currently at the bottom of the group but are only 1 point behind the guests, who come into the match as second in this quartet.

Key statistics and trends:

  • Botafogo has scored at least once in their last 5 matches.
  • Botafogo wins the first half in 39% of matches, LDU Quito wins in 38%.
  • LDU Quito both scores and concedes in away matches in this Copa.

Botafogo - Form Analysis: Improved since mid-April

"The Lone Star" has been inconsistent this season, experiencing fluctuations. The most significant downturn occurred in the first half of last month when they faltered in the Copa Libertadores, losing to both Atletico Junior and LDU Quito (although they qualified by beating Aurora and Red Bull Bragantino), and in their domestic arena, they started in Serie A with a 2-3 loss against Cruzeiro after winning the Carioca state championship. However, they quickly turned things around in Brasileirao, defeating Universitario 3-1 at home in the third round.

LDU Quito - Form Analysis: A decent year so far

"La Bordadora" became champions of Peru for the twelfth time in 2023. They are currently among the leaders in Serie A, as the league is gaining momentum. In Copa Libertadores, their first-round results are noteworthy: they won their only home match against the Brazilians, drew with Junior, and only lost 1-2 to Universitario in Lima despite leading in the first half.

Botafogo: Team News

Arthur Jorge will not be able to field Tikinho Soares, Mateus Nascimento, Pablo, and Rafael.

LDU Quito: Team News

Valle had to be substituted recently at halftime - the main goalkeeper may be among those who won't travel to Brazil.

Botafogo - LDU Quito: Possible Starting Lineups:

Botafogo (possible lineup): Fernandes - Hugo, Barbosa, Alter, Ponte - Jefinho, Freitas, Danilo, Luis Enrique - Che Che, Junior Santos

LDU Quito (possible lineup): Dominguez - Kinyones, Rodriguez, Ade, Kintero - Estupinyan, Piovi, Angulo, Alcivar - Estrada, Arce

Previous Matches

The clubs played in the Copa Sudamericana last season - both matches ended in goalless draws.

Free Match Prediction for Botafogo - LDU Quito on May 9:

Considering their previous encounters, a conservative bet seems appropriate. However, Botafogo desperately needs a win, and the Peruvians are unconvincing away. Expect a victory for "The Lone Star" (odds - 1.615).