Bahia vs Santos FC
Brazil Serie A
Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019
Kick off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador).
The hosts were terrible in their last game away from home and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of third-placed Internacional.
At home, however, they pulled off a 1-0 win against Gremio and will be hoping to continue their winning run of form when they welcome Santos to the Arena Fonte Nova in the weekend.
The teams went into the break in that match with zero goals on the scoresheet. The hosts finally broke the deadlock in the 55th minute after the referee pointed to the spot in their favour and Fernandao made no mistake in beating the goalkeeper.
The squad finished the ninety minutes with twice as many attempts at goal than their foes and found the target on four occasions.
The visitors, on the other hand, enjoyed a positive result in the last trip on the road against Caera with the game ending in a 1-0 scoreline. Eduardo scored the only goal in that match and it came seven minutes after the restart.
The team certainly dominated the possession and made twelve attempts at goal, three of which were on target.
The home side are currently fifth in the league with ten points while the foes are on ninth, trailing by not more than two points.
Bahia vs Santos FC Head to head (h2h)
- Santos FC have registered three wins in the last five h2h meetings, while Bahia have won one less.
- Their last encounter finished 2-0 in favour of Santos FC.
- Santos FC have kept three clean sheets in their last five ties.
- Three of their last five clashes have produced over 2.5 goals.
Bahia vs Santos FC Prediction
The fixture between the two teams this weekend is likely to see Bahia come out on top with the win and the three points under their belt.
The hosts have not succumbed to a defeat at home, and are unbeaten in their last four games. The squad have also scored twice as many goals as they have conceded and are top favourites to find the back of the net on Saturday.
The visitors’ only loss, in their campaign so far, was in one of their trips on the road. The squad have scored just three goals in their away games and have conceded five in the process.
We can certainly expect a high scoring clash when the teams meet at the Arena Fonte Nova, with the win likely to be in favour of the hosts who are on a much better form at the moment.
Bahia vs Santos FC Betting tips
Full-time Result: Bahia @ 2.60 (8/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.40 (7/5).