Sao Paulo vs Bahia
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Friday, 21 August 2020
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Morumbi.
The Tricolor has been going through a trophy drought in the league since 2008. Last year they finished sixth in the table but for a club as successful as them this is not a good result. They opened this season with a home win over Fortaleza but then lost to Vasco in the recent fixture.
Bahia is only the third team to win all matches this season. They were lucky to start by facing two inferior opponents. Now they have a base to work on but this upcoming game will be a test of their character. But they may surprise us especially the attacking unit that has scored three goals already.
Sao Paulo vs Bahia: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Bahia is unbeaten in the last four meetings with this opposition.
- All five of those games had fewer than 2.5 goals in total.
- Sao Paulo has two wins and a defeat in the last five head to head games here.
- Four recent clashes between them here had less than 2.5 goals also.
Sao Paulo vs Bahia: Prediction
The home side has been ineffective even in the Paulista. They have to undergo a major change to play among the countries best. They were not able to win in both games against this opposition in the 2019 season. Also, they have conceded quite a lot of goals in their recent home games. Similarly, the visitors are not much better in matches on the road. So we can expect a stalemate on Friday.
The hosts have given away all goals that they have scored so far. Also, Bahia has scored past them on numerous occasions especially in this fixture last year. So I am backing the match to draw with both teams scoring goals in this upcoming tie.
Sao Paulo vs Bahia: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.50 (5/2).
Both teams to score @ 2.10 (11/10).