Chapecoense vs Bahia
Brazil Serie A
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Arena Conda (Chapeco).
Chapecoense sit 14th after 12 games played, just two points clear of the relegation zone and the goal difference behind the 12th placed Fluminense as they host Bahia for their Matchday 13 clash on Thursday. They’ve beaten Cruzeiro at Arena Conda and held America Mineiro to a goalless draw on the road in their last two outings and Gilson Kleina will hope his men can retain such a form after the lengthy break.
Verdao have also bagged four consecutive wins at this ground and boast great consistency there, after beating Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro, Ceara, and Cruzeiro since mid-May and keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Bahia have, on the other hand, been far from their best and we’ve seen them suffer losses at Sampaio Correa and Vasco da Gama in Cup outings since early July, earning only home draws against Ceará and Sampaio Correa along the way. They’ve been tough defensively but obviously struggled to find a cure in the attacking third – failing to score a goal and sitting in the red zone largely for it.
Chapecoense vs Bahia: Head-to-head
Chapecoense have earned three wins and a draw in four head-to-head matches so far.
Bahia have scored just two goals along the way, as we regularly see very narrow matches.
We’ve seen seven goals in four matchups so far, which promises a narrow contest on the day as well.
Chapecoense vs Bahia: Prediction
We’ll now back Chapecoense to build on their fine form at this ground and outclass the visitors once again, with a Home win priced at a very good-looking 2.00. They do seem to have more depth in quality and we do feel this will show on the day.
Bahia have struggled in the attacking third and we don’t see them making an impact here either, as we also back Chapecoense to keep a clean sheet at 2.25. They’ve been putting on great performances at the back at Arena Conda and we now hope for another such occasion.
Chapecoense vs Bahia: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.00
Chapecoense to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25.