Atletico Mineiro vs Bahia
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Raimundo Sampaio (Belo Horizonte).
Atletico Mineiro picked up a 0-1 victory in an entirely one-sided affair on Wednesday evening when they played the rock-bottomed and already relegated Parana side on the road. It was a very important win for Levir Culpi’s men who are three points clear off Atletico PR in the battle for the top-six finish and a place in Copa LIbertadores next season.
Fabio Santos made no mistake from the spot 14 minutes into the game to make the difference between Galo and Parana. It is interesting to mention Para had two of their players sent off after just 48 minutes of play.
It was Mineiro’s first win after six straight games without a single victory in Serie A. Can they make it two in a row on Saturday evening when Bahia come to visit Estadio Raimundo Sampaio?
Atletico Mineiro vs Bahia: Head-to-head
As many as 9 of 16 head to head encounters between these two likes ended without a winner.
Atletico Mineiro won 3, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 7 home games against Tricolor de Aco.
Five of past six head to head affairs ended in a draw, four of them producing goals at both ends.
Atletico Mineiro vs Bahia: Prediction
The visitors will come into this in higher spirits. They took seven points from last three rounds to escape the relegation scrap in the crucial moment of the season. They even look strong in the battle for a Copa Sudamericana spot next term.
Enderson Moreira’s men are five points clear off 14th-placed Vasco da Gama with four games left to play. A win here would remove all doubts, but the team would still have a nice chance to book a top 14 finish in last three games of the season.
The visitors notched two goals in each of last two Serie A outings and they are worth backing not to lose at the sky-high 2.10 odds. We are concerned about their poor record on travels though which is why we will try and catch the max value backing the draw at 3.50 odds.
Atletico Mineiro vs Bahia: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2)
BTTS @ 2.05 (21/20).