Palmeiras vs Bahia
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Friday, 12th October 2017
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo).
Palmeiras moved up to fifth in the Serie A table on the back of some brilliant results in recent weeks. The team lost to the second placed Santos at home in the last round, but it is their first defeat after picking up 3 wins and a draw from the previous four.
The men in green have plenty of incentives to play for when they host a struggling Bahia on Thursday night. They could move up to third depending upon results elsewhere as well as strengthen the bid for a place in next season’s Copa Libertadores.
Bahia have started to produce some improved performances, but they have a habit of being completely anonymous against well-disciplined teams.
The away of Bahia is a big letdown as they are coming on the back of a 5-match win-less run. Moreover, they managed just 2 wins on the road all season, and haven’t won at a team in the top 6 of the table.
Palmeiras vs Bahia: Head-to-head
Interestingly, none of the last 8 Serie A fixtures between the two had went in favor of the home teams. Palmeiras won 4 and Bahia 2 with the remaining 2 ending in stalemates.
The last four matches hosted by Palmeiras saw 2 draws and 2 Bahia wins.
Palmeiras vs Bahia: Predictions
We understand that the duels between these two have a trend of going in favor of the away team. But it is hard to believe that Palmeiras could drop points when coming on the back of some fine form. Bahia’s away record in the current season and poor scoring form are other factors.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-0 Palmeiras for 7.00 odds.
Palmeiras vs Bahia: Bet Tips
- FT – Palmeiras to win at 1.49 has to be a banker.
- Value is in backing home team to score in both halves for 2.50 odds.
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