Bahia vs Coritiba
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova.
Tricolor open their campaign against a newly promoted team, and they hope could they could cash in on the inexperience of their counterparts for the three points.
Last time around, Roger Machado’s men had qualified for the Sudamericana. But they surely would be targeting a ticket to the Libertadores this season.
Meanwhile, the Glorious have already played their first game in this top flight, and as expected it ended in a loss for them. By the looks of things, much won’t be different this Thursday either. Expect a Bahia win at the Arena Fonte Nova.
Bahia vs Coritiba: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the former eight games had goals from both teams.
- The latest encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- It’s been six years since Eduardo Barroca’s men have won against this opponent.
- The last the guests won at this stadium was back in 2002.
- The home team has conceded a total of just one goal from the previous three fixtures at this stadium.
Bahia vs Coritiba: Prediction
Barroca’s men are on a three-game losing run, and they have a 100% losing record in the top flight at present. Also keep note that they are yet to score their first goal in the league as well.
Going on, their counterparts were unbeaten in 17 of their preceding 20 overall games, and remained so in 16 of their past 18 appearances at home. In addition, they had also won seven of their past ten home fixtures.
Experience will play a key role in determining the outcome of the game, as Machado’s men are perennial contenders for the continental spots, and even last season they had qualified for the Sudamericana.
On the other hand, their opposite number are still trying to find their footing in the Serie A. As such, expect a Bahia win this Thursday.
Bahia vs Coritiba: Betting Tips
Bahia to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Bahia @ 2.00 (1/1).