Bahia vs Sport Recife
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 30th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova.
Sport Recife suffered a 2-1 defeat to Argentine Arsenal Sarandi in mid-week’s Copa Sudamericana action, but it was still enough for the Vanderlei Luxembourgo’s men to go through to the third round of the competition.
However, it was the second loss on the trot for Leao da Ilha who will want to get their Serie A campaign back on track this Sunday when they travel to Arena Fonte Nova for the 17th round clash with Bahia.
The hosts have been enjoying a decent run of form lately, but they returned to the old habits last weekend which has seen Tricolor de Aco suffering a 3-0 defeat to Santos on the road.
Jorginho’s side is winless in last four league matches in front of their fans having conceded at least a goal in each of the games during the run.
The visitors have been playing hot and cold since the start of the season.
They still hold the sky-high sixth position after 16 rounds of the Serie competition mainly thanks to an impressive attacking line led by Andre and Diego Souza who have combined the total of 14 goals so far in the season.
Bahia vs Sport Recife: Head to head
The head to head stats completely favour Bahia who have won each of their previous six meetings with Sport Recife at Arena Fonte Nova.
Bahia vs Sport Recife: Prediction
We believe that the time has finally come for Leao da Ilha to end the horrific streak and leave Arena Fonte Nova undefeated for the first time in the history of their H2H encounters with Bahia.
The value in backing the visitors not to lose is huge as the bookmakers are more than generous offering the 13/10 odds for such a scenario.
Bahia vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Sport Recife or Draw Double Chance at the odds of 2.30 with Bet365.
Bahia to keep a clean sheet – NO is a banker bet at 1.67 odds.