Bahia vs Parana
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Governador Roberto Santos (Salvador de Bahia).
Bahia will have a nice opportunity to continue the climb up the Serie A ladder and move further away from the drop zone with a result against the rock-bottomed Parana side on Saturday evening at Estadio Governador Roberto Santos.
Tricolor Bahiaco are currently just one point adrift of danger area, but at the same time just three short of top 12 spots. They held mighty Gremio to a 2-2 draw last weekend and will come into this in high spirits having previously eliminated Brazilian rivals Botafogo in the last 16 round of Copa Sudamericana.
The team led by Enderson Moreira was actually on the brink of grabbing the spoils against Gremio away in Porto Alegre. They had a two-goal cushion all up until the 85th minute when Juninho Capixaba pulled one back for Imortal Tricolor. Jael made it all square two minutes later to set the final score 2-2. Elber was the one who stole the show for Bahia with a brace (his first of the season).
Bahia vs Parana: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also completely favour Bahia here.
Tricolor Bahiaco won seven and drew one of eight home matches against Parana with an impressive 18-5 goal difference along.
However, we have to mention that Tricolor da Vila came on top in last two head to head ties with Bahia (in Copa do Brasil and Serie A).
Bahia vs Parana: Prediction
The hosts come into this as enormous favourites. Parana have not been pulling up any trees on travels this term. They have a miserable record of 1 draw and 13 losses in 14 away fixtures so far in the season. Tricolor da Vila sit at the very foot of the league standing and they will almost certainly play the second tier football next year given the massive 14-point gap between them and the safe zone with ten games left to play.
Parana are winless in last 14 games across competitions and they head into this off the back of a demolishing 4-0 defeat to Fluminense in the previous round. Anything but a comprehensive home victory would be a massive upset here.
Bahia vs Parana: Bet Tips
HT/FT Bahia/Bahia @ 2.10 (11/10)
Bahia -1.5 handicap @ 2.35 (27/20).