Bahia vs Fluminense
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador).
Bahia and Fluminense will take on each other in the direct battle for a place in Copa Sudamericana football next year. The two likes are separated by just two points right on the brink of top 13 spots in the league table.
The hosts will come into the game higher on confidence though, in spite of a 1-0 loss to Atletico Mineiro at the weekend. They picked up as many as seven points in previous three rounds and have generally played very well in front of the home crowd of late.
The same can’t be said for Tricolor who are winless in past five games in all competitions. The head coach Marcelo Oliveira has huge problems with the lack of attacking creativity in his ranks as the team failed to find the back of the net a single time during the mentioned thread.
Bahia vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
The visitors will rely on the head to head tradition though.
They’ve been much more successful than Bahia over the course of history.
Tricolor won 8, drew 8 and lost only 2 of 18 matches against Tricolor de Aco.
All of last four head to head affairs, however, ended in the same 1-1 scoreline.
Bahia vs Fluminense: Prediction
We find Bahia as clear form favourites here as Fluminense could not break the deadlock past the relegation strugglers in a goalless draw at home at the weekend. Knowing Bahia won three of past four home games in Serie A, we have no other option but to back the home win at the odds of 1.65.
Also, there is a high chance of Tricolor de Aco keeping their net untouched here as well. They allowed only two goals in last five home games in the league. Knowing about Flu’s attacking woes, we have to go for the 2.00 offered for Enderson Moreira’s men to keep things quiet at the back here.
Bahia vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
Bahia to win @ 1.65 (13/20)
Bahia to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).