Ponte Preta vs Bahia
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 12th July 2017
Kick-off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Moises Lucarelli (Sao Paulo).
Ponte Preta look to break the voodoo against Bahia, when the teams meet for the league clash on Wednesday night.
The inconsistency is on the rise of Ponte Preta as their win-less run is stretched to three matches following a 2-0 defeat at Corinthians on the weekend. This team were only able to manage 1 win from their last 6 league games and are just 3 points above the bottom four teams. However, four of those games were on the road and fans have every reason to be optimistic when the team get back to Estadio Moises Lucarelli this midweek.
Ponte Preta’s home form has been completely opposite to their away form. They lost 1-2 to Palmeiras in the last outing here. But they picked up four straight wins prior to that. They also boast of a healthy scoring rate at the Moises Lucarelli. Coming up against a team that scored ten goals from five matches, with just 4 conceded is nothing but an intimidating stat for any visiting side.
On the other hand, Bahia are in the midst of a heavy crisis. They are now on a 7 match win-less run following the weekend 1-1 draw against Fluminense. The poor run of results have pushed them closed to the bottom four teams, just 1 spot separating them from relegation waters.
Bahia are yet to record an away win in the league this season. The stats are terrible after having scored just once in 6 outings so far. They drew 2 and lost 4 in the process.
Ponte Preta vs Bahia: Head-to-head
Bahia are unbeaten against Ponte Preta in eight matches, 4 wins and 4 draws.
Last season, both Serie A meetings ended in draws, goal-less at Ponte Preta and 1-1 at Bahia.
Also, Bahia bagged 3 wins and a draw in their last four visits to the Moises Lucarelli. Ponte Preta’s last win over Bahia both home and away came at this venue in the 2008 season.
Ponte Preta vs Bahia: Prediction
Bahia are coming on the back of a terrible run of form. Meanwhile, Ponte Preta can boast of a decent stature in home games. Despite having a terrible h2h record against Bahia, Ponte Preta are expected to take something from this match.
Ponte Preta vs Bahia: Bet Tips
FT – Ponte Preta to win for 1.91 odds by Bet365.