Parana vs Bahia
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Friday, 8th June 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva, Curitiba.
Parana clinched their first victory of the season in the Matchday No 9 when they shocked Fluminense 2-1 at home on Monday evening. Tricolor da Vila will have a great chance to back up the success with another victory on Thursday when fellow strugglers Bahia come to visit Estadio Durival de Britto e Silva for the mid-week round tie.
A win here would allow Parana overtake their counterparts in the league ladder as the visitors sit third from bottom with only two-point cushion ahead of Parana. Bahia are generally going through a turbulent period as Guto Ferreira lost the job after a poor kick off to the season. His last match on the bench saw a 0-2 loss to Gremio on the home patch at the weekend. The team will be led by the interim manager Claudio Prates in this highly-important clash with league newcomers Parana.
Parana vs Bahia: Head-to-head
This will be the 16th head to head meeting between Parana and Bahia, but the first one to be played in the top flight of the Brazilian football.
Bahia were the more successful side over the history as they clinched 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in matches against Tricolor da Vila so far.
Interestingly, none of last six head to head outings saw goals at both ends.
Parana took a 2-0 victory when teams last met each other in the 2017 edition of Copa do Brasil.
Parana vs Bahia: Predictions
Bahia failed to find the back of the net in consecutive defeats to Flamengo and Gremio and we feel they might struggle to improve such poor form against the highly-motivated Parana side here. The hosts may have only clinched their first win on the season on Monday, but they were a tough nut to crack in their own backyard earlier as well.
Parana head into this undefeated in last three home matches in the league. They conceded only a single goal in the process and knowing about the visitors’ attacking woes and the general poor atmosphere in the dressing room, we just have to try with the home win at the 2.30 odds here. You can have Parana to keep a clean sheet at 2.40, while Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker bet at 1.47.
Parana vs Bahia: Betting Tips
- Parana to win @ 2.30
- Parana to keep a clean sheet @ 2.40.