At the end of the day, had this fixture come before the visitors had won the title, then things would be different, though now that their motivation is questionable, it’s not that difficult to oppose Young Boys at the prices. They do have a very good away record, though some of their recent efforts haven’t been great. They were beaten by lowly Xamax in their penultimate away game, while they only just beat Zurich prior to that. Basel and Thun have both held Young Boys at home in 2019 too.
Quite simply, when we take into consideration how well St. Gallen played when the pair last met at this venue and combine it with the fact that Young Boys have nothing left to play for, it’s easy to feel that the hosts are ever so slightly overpriced. Therefore, a small play on ‘St. Gallen +1 Handicap’ is the way to go.
All things considered, it’s fairly apparently who are the favourites to advance from the tie and you’d also have to fancy Botafogo’s chances on the night. Man for man, they are a stronger and more powerful team than Sol de America, and will be hungry to translate that onto the pitch.
As far as the betting is concerned, it’s hard to see just why Botafogo have been priced as underdogs and great value can be found in backing them on the Draw No Bet line. Sol de America have lost 3 of their last 5 games 1-0, Botafogo have won 2 of their last 3 matches 1-0 and that’s a scoreline we can see being repeated on Wednesday in the Brazilians’ favour.