Bahia vs Ceara
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador).
Bahia returned on the winning ways last weekend when they pulled off a highly important 1-0 victory in a relegation six-pointer against Chapecoense. Tricolor de Aco controlled the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play and finally broke the deadlock through Elber 23 minutes from time. They climbed up to 1th place in the league ladder after clinching third win in last four league outings and will generally come into this mid-week tie high on confidence.
Ceara, who have just joined the top flight football last season, still have to work hard to secure another elite class campaign. They are three points short of Bahia, but also just three adrift of Vitoria in the red zone. It is a dangerous spot with just five games left to play and Lisca’s men would be thrilled to pick up a result here in Salvador.
Bahia vs Ceara: Head-to-head
Teams have seven wins apiece ahead of their 21st head to head encounter.
Just one of last five meetings between the two sides saw goals scored at both ends.
Bahia were more successful in the most recent head to head history winning three and drawing one of last four match-ups against Vozao.
Bahia vs Ceara: Prediction
The visitors were on a two-win thread before falling narrowly to fellow strugglers Sport Recife on the road (1-0). Lisca worked hard to improve his men’s defensive showings of late and Ceara generally did well to keep things tight at the back in recent fixtures.
Vozao allowed only two goals in last three league matches. They will hardly do much in the final third against a super stern Bahia side here, but a goalless draw would also do the job for Lisca and his men.
Based on both head to head trend and teams’ recent form, we just can’t imagine a high-scoring scenario when they come across each other on Wednesday evening. Braver tipsters can even go for a goalless draw.
Bahia vs Ceara: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
0-0 Correct FT Score @ 7.00 (6/1).