Santos vs Bahia
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho.
Jorginho has been doing miracles on Bahia’s bench over the last couple of weeks as Tricolor de Aco are undefeated in last five Serie A outings.
Can they continue the amazing streak in the 16th round of the competition when they travel to Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho to take on Santos?
Peixe have been playing hot and hold since the start of the season, but another positive run of four wins and a draw in last five league fixtures saw them climb up to the third position in the Serie A ladder.
Levir Culpi can be thrilled with his team’s defensive line which kept three consecutive clean sheets in outings with Atletico Mineirto, vasco da Gama and Chapecoense.
However, Santos are about to tackle another in-form side in the likes of the league’s newcomers Bahia.
The visitors were off to a dreadful kick of to the new campaign, but they are now only the brink of the top half after a shocking 0-2 win over Atletico Mineiro in mid-week.
Santos vs Bahia: Head to head
The head to head stats entirely favour Peixe who have won each of the last three meetings with Tricolor de Aco.
The previous encounter, however, took place three years ago when Bahia last time featured the elite class of the Brazilian football.
Santos vs Bahia: Prediction
The visitors failed to find the back of the net in each of their last three clashes with Santos.
Even though Jorginho’s men are on a hot run of form, we don’t see them on target this Sunday either since Peixe have been rock-solid at the back over the last couple of weeks.
Santos vs Bahia: Bets
The first pick is Santos to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 11/10.
The alternative bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at 27/40.