Bahia vs Cruzeiro: Preview and Predictions

Bahia vs Cruzeiro Brasileiro Serie A Match Preview 9th June 2017

Bahia vs Cruzeiro
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Friday, 9th June 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova.

Bahia will host Cruzeiro in the last game of the Matchday No 5 in the top flight of the Brazilian football.

The visitors will have a huge challenge to leave Arena Fonte Nova undefeated since Bahia have been impeccable on the home patch at the start of the new season.


Tricolor picked up three consecutive wins on the home ground including two super impressive displays against Atletico PR and Atletico GO.

Jorginho’s side also took a narrow 1-0 win over Sport Recife in Copa do Brasil in the meantime.

The away form is, however, what can certainly be improved since the team lost both of their trips to Vasco da Gama and Botafogo.


Cruzeiro are also off to a decent start to their campaign, but they will come in the game with Bahia after a 0-2 defeat to Chapecoense.

Mano Menezes’ main issues lie in the final third since his team has huge troubles finding the back of the net.

They have failed to do so in both of their two clashes with the Big Greens (in Copa do Brasil and Serie A).

Bahia vs Cruzeiro: Head to head

Cruzeiro have been the dominant side in head to head clashes as they won 10 out of 13 encounters with Bahia. The Foxes lost only a single match along the way.

It is very interesting to note that each of the last five H2H meetings between the two sides saw the option of BTTS & Over 2.5 goals.

Bahia vs Cruzeiro: Prediction

This will be the ultimate opportunity for Bahia to take advantage of the impressive form on the home pitch and the slower attacking shape from the Fixes.

Cruzeiro have, however, been quite impressive defensively which is why we don’t expect to see a high-scoring affair this Thursday.

Bahia vs Cruzeiro: Bet Tips

The top bet will be Bahia to win at the odds of 2.50 by Betfair.

The second pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.65 by Unibet.

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