Bahia vs Palmeiras
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova.
The visit to Arena Fonte Nova was possibly believed to be among the easiest trips in the season, but the reigning champions won’t be favourites at all to claim the points from the eighth round clash with Bahia this Sunday.
The league’s newcomers have been fantastic on the home ground so far in the season as they claimed four wins in four matches in front of their fans.
Moreover, Jorginho can especially be proud of his team’s defensive line which kept three straight clean sheets on the home court and which generally allowed only two goals in last five outings.
The champions have been struggling a lot to find the right shape since the second round defeat to Chapecoense.
The last weekend’s win over Fluminense gave them a glimmer of hope, but Cuca’s men quickly returned to the old habits dropping the ball at the visit to Santos in mid-week.
Bahia vs Palmeiras: Head to head
Bahia have only managed to beat Palmeiras twice in nine matches, but this will be their ultimate opportunity to take advantage of the momentum and make a major surprise.
We also have to mention that each of the last six H2H encounters between the two teams ended with less than three goals scored.
Bahia vs Palmeiras: Prediction
Considering Bahia’s rock-solid defense and Palmeiras’ struggles in the final third, we see the Under 2.5 goals as one of the top picks of the Matchday.
We’d go against ourselves should we not try with the upset here and back Bahia to win the match at the odds of 7/5.
Bahia vs Palmeiras: Bet Tips
The top bet will be Under 2.5 goals FT at 3/5 odds.
Braver tipsters can try with Bahia to win at 7/5.