Bahia vs Sao Paulo
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 6th August 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova.
Just when Sao Paulo fans saw a potential end to the crisis, the team suffered a disappointing home loss to the struggling Coritiba side on Thursday evening to get back to the danger area after 18 rounds of the competition in Serie A.
Tricolor will be desperate to get the break this weekend when they play fellow strugglers Bahia in a super important match of the 19th Serie A round at Arena Fonte Nova.
The league’s newcomers have had huge issues with the defensive line over the last couple of weeks.
The negative run caused the change on the bench as Preto Casagrande took over Jorginho after the home defeat to Sport Recife at the end of July.
Casagrande managed to stay unbeaten on his debut as Tricolor de Aco held Chapecoense to a 1-1 draw on the road on Wednesday evening.
The visitors stunned Botafogo in a seven-goal thriller (3-4) last weekend marking the three-game-unbeaten-run, but it all fell apart for Dorival Junior’s men who were massive favourites to dispatch the struggling Coritiba team in mid-week’s home fixture.
Prior to the mentioned win over Botafogo, Tricolor suffered four consecutive losses on the road and we don’t quite fancy their chances of improving the poor stats this Sunday at Arena Fonte Nova.
Bahia vs Sao Paulo: Head to head
Bahia will have a nice chance to make it all square at seven wins for each of the teams in their head to head tie.
We, however, must mention that Sao Paulo took three consecutive victories in last three meetings with Tricolor de Aco.
Bahia vs Sao Paulo: Prediction
The value has to be with the hosts considering the poor away record Sao Paulo have and the fact Bahia looked quite solid under the new head coach Casagrande.
Also, since none of the teams were able to keep things quiet at the back lately, we’d be surprised to see any of them keeping their net untouched this Sunday.
Bahia vs Sao Paulo: Bet Tips
The top betting option is Bahia to win the match at the odds of 7/5.
You can also try with the BTTS pick at 4/5.