Palmeiras vs Bahia
Brazil- Serie A
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo).
Palmeiras are on a roll at the moment and are unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions. The hosts, who are currently second in the league, are hot on the heels of table-toppers Santos and are just five points shy of overtaking the latter at the helm.
Bahia are on an undefeated streak of their own in the league, with their last win coming against Flamengo at home by a resounding 3-0 scoreline. The visitors, however, are nowhere near the hosts in the table and are on tenth with just nineteen points from thirteen games.
The away side come into the tie on Sunday sporting one of the worst away records in the league and are undoubtedly the outright underdogs to pick up all three points in this one.
Palmeiras vs Bahia Head to head (h2h)
- Three out of the previous six meetings have seen Palmeiras clinch the win.
- Bahia have not kept a clean sheet against this side in their last two clashes.
- Their last encounter finished in a 1-1 draw.
- Bahia’s last win over Palmeiras came way back in 2012.
Palmeiras vs Bahia Prediction
The hosts are yet to admit defeat on home soil in their present campaign and have failed to come out on top just once so far.
The squad have also scored thirteen goals in their home clashes alone and have conceded just once in the process, which is the least by any side at home.
It also needs saying that Bahia have been far from impressive in their recent visits to the Allianz Parque. Additionally, it has been nearly seven years since the visitors last got the better of Palmeiras at this venue.
Considering that the away side are also without a win in their last six trips on the road, you can certainly rule out Bahia coming out on top this weekend.
As of now, Palmeiras have failed to keep a clean sheet just once in all of their clashes at home. Furthermore, the away side have been dismal in the attacking third with just three goals in their outings so far.
So, expect the hosts to win and to win without being breached by the end of the ninety minutes.
Palmeiras vs Bahia Betting tips
Full-time result: Palmeiras @ 1.40 (2/5)
Palmeiras to win to nil @ 2.00 (1/1).