Description: BOTF Vs MNE Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: A dreary Botafogo side once again relies on its defence to scamper its way out of today’s encounter.
They are yet to register a win in the new edition of the Brazil Serie A but Botafogo will be taking in a massive sigh that they are yet to be beaten. Despite being horrid in the attacking docket, the side’s defence has shown gallantry and grit in the opening couple of fixtures to scrounge through two draws for the club.
Although the results were far from convincing results, performances which did little to inspire confidence in the team’s ranks, the two points from those results could go a long way in the league. Traditionally an appalling attacking setup, Botafogo can easily find themselves entrapped in the regelation fracas with each point helping them veer clear of the dreaded spots.
Where nothing has worked their way, Atletico MG on the other hand couldn’t have augured for a more pristine start. The side’s rampant advent into the 2020-21 season has been nothing short of a dream with the team winning all three of its matches to find itself sitting in the echelons of the points tally.
BOTF Vs MNE Dream11 Probable Winner
No one would have envisioned that Botafogo finished above Atletico MG seeing the current league standings. Where Atletico MG addressed the elephant in the room to get themselves out of the soup they found themselves in last season, Botafogo have completely faltered to get the monkey off their back.
The side’s defence has been asked to cover the attack docket’s tracks to leave the side barking up the wrong team at the moment. While they have managed to scamper their way to two draws, that luck will finally run out today with Atletico MG going onto pile the goals past Botafogo.
Probable Playing 11
- Lucas and Marcinho will both fail to make the cut for Botafogo today owing to their prevalent injury problems.
- Nathan is nursing an injury attributing which he’s a no go for the day’s showdown.
Roberto Junior Fernandez, Rafael Forster, Marcelo Benevenuto, Victor Soares, Luiz Fernando, Keisuke Honda, Rhuan da Silveira, Bruno Nazario, Salomon Kalou, Pedro Raul, Matheus Babi
Rafael, Gabriel, Alonso, Aranha, Guga, Allan, Nathan, Franco, Keno, Jefferson, Marrony
Brazil Serie A 2020-21
Match: Botafogo RJ Vs Atletico Mineiro
Date And Time: 20th August, Thursday- 6:00am IST
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro
- Babi: 1 Goal
- Hyoran: 2 Goals
Fortaleza Vs Botafogo: 0-0
Atletico MG Vs Ceara: 2-0
Dream 11 Picks
His side’s hero at the moment, everything which has gone right for Botafogo has to be credited to the team’s goal-keeper. Roberto Junior Fernandez has reposed the mandate he’s been provided by the side’s defence with his rigorous and gruelling brand of shot stopping seeing him make the side’s bastion into a stronghold.
After scoring six goals, the two apiece in all their encounters in the league, many would rightfully direct their plaudits towards Atletico MG’s attack. However, the defence might have been lowkey but certainly not absent with the team completely overhauling its defensive vulnerabilities from last season.
The side has let in a meagre two goals in the same period to forage its way to two cleansheets in three encounters. And with Botafogo having scored on just the one occasion in two encounters, this can easily end up as a third cleansheet for the visiting team.
It’s a discourse which sees us opt for all of Atletico MG’s defenders for the upcoming encounter. We’ll be beginning with Guilherme Arana who came up with an assist in the side’s league opener.
The triad of Rever Araujo, Guiherme Arana and Junior Alonso will follow up, three names capable of making life horrendous for an already languishing Botafogo attack.
The leading attacking names for Atletico MG were instant picks for us in this ambit. Although Botafogo are set to give the visiting team a throbbing headache as they thrust all focus in the defensive side of things, the chosen partnership is capable of ripping the best attack to shreds.
Hyoran Dalmoro with the two goals and Marquinhos Martins with the one assist make the duo a must have pick from the side. Botafogo will meanwhile see us venture in for the services of Keisuke Honda and Bruno Nazario meanwhile, two flair filled names, players capable of ending the side’s scoring quagmire.
He’s scored twice for the side already to make the electric Marrony Liberato the first name to grace the land of our side. Elsewhere, Botafogo will see us opt for the services of the myriad Luis Henrique with the striker having waged a lone battle despite getting absolutely no service from his counterparts.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The two goals for Dalmoro see him captain our team for the day while Marrony is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Roberto, Arana, Claudio, Alonso, Araujo, Martins, Dalmoro, Nazario, Hona, Liberato, Luis
Note: For Updated teams after the lineup announcement, join The SportsRush Premium on our mobile app.
SportsRush Small-League Dream XI Team for the Game
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.