Bahia vs Avai
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Roberto Santos.
The rivals from the last term of Serie B are set to take on each other in a very important clash of the Matchday No 14 this Sunday at Estadio Governador Roberto Santos.
The hosts will come into the game in high spirits having beaten Ponte Preta 0-3 in mid-week, but Leao da Ilha have also been responsible for upsets so far in the season making it a wide-open contest.
Jorginho’s men had a dismal streak of seven consecutive matches without a victory, but they ended it in some style in mid-week by netting three past Macaca.
Rodrigao, who only made his second appearance in the new Serie A campaign after recovering from an injury, bagged a brace, while Rene Junior set the final score late in the game to make it 0-3 for Tricolor de Aco.
The visitors have been enjoying a decent run having claimed as many as seven points from three super tough fixtures with Botafogo, Ponte Preta and Gremio.
However, the rock-solid defensive line proved out to be super vulnerable on Wednesday when the team surprisingly conceded as many as four goals to Coritiba on the home ground.
Bahia vs Avai: Head to head
Bahia have been much more successful in the most recent head to head clashes as they won both of the teams’ encounters from the last term of Serie B.
Even though none of the two sides is known for attacking style of football, it is interesting to note that each of last seven H2H meetings between the two teams went in Over 2.5 goals.
Bahia vs Avai: Prediction
Tricolor de Aco are 8/15 favourites to use the momentum which is clearly on their side after the mid-week’s action, but we just don’t see the value there.
Instead, we are going to back Rodrigao to keep the good form going and find the back of the net for the second time in a row.
Bahia vs Avai: Bet Tips
The main pick will be Rodrigao to score anytime at the odds of 17/20.
You can alternatively take the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at 11/10.