This game brings two big local rivals together in the Brazilian Serie A, and Botafogo who are favourites would be looking to claim all three points in front of their home crowd.
With no other competition but the league to focus on, Botafogo know they need the results to start flowing in for them to avoid relegation as they currently sit just 3 points above the relegation zone.
Having taken 7 points from the last 3 matches, Fogo’ are in pretty strong league form and will still arrive confident for the clash despite their midweek disappointment, given how powerful they are at the Estadio Nilton Santos. Overall, the hosts have lost just 1 of their last 16 home games and having won 8 of said outings, those that take to the pitch will be confident in securing victory.
Things are even tougher for Da Gama as they head into this clash, but the nature of the Brazilian Serie A means that a win for them in this game would send them up the table and level on points with their hosts, so all hope is not lost yet.
Whilst quite a powerful home side, Vasco are really struggling to show any kind of resolve on their travels. All in all, the visitors have not won any of their last 13 games on enemy territory and having lost 8 of said fixtures, their prospects certainly look bleak coming into this one.