Vasco da Gama vs Bahia
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 7 September 2019
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro).
Vasco da Gama have a lot of ground to make up in the league and are currently fifteenth in the table, two places above the relegation zone. The home team’s last clash on the road saw them return empty-handed after their foes Cruzeiro managed to come out on top after netting the only goal of the game.
The visitors, on the other hand, are closer to the top half of the ladder and have not admitted defeat in their previous eight matches in the league. However, it needs mentioning that Bahia have been riding their luck on home advantage so far, to get them the points, as the squad have managed just one win from all of their outings.
Considering that the hosts have been a much more confident bunch on home soil, Bahia’s chances of coming away with the win are certainly bleak.
Vasco da Gama vs Bahia Head to head (h2h)
- Bahia have not got the better of Vasco da Gama in their previous two clashes, the last of which saw them admit defeat by a 2-1 scorecard.
- Four of their last five meetings here finished with both teams finding the back of the net.
- Bahia’s last win at this venue came in the year of 2012 and have since gone on to lose four times.
- Over 2.5 goals have featured on the charts thrice in their previous four clashes.
Vasco da Gama vs Bahia Prediction
The hosts will be relieved to be in the comforts of their home this weekend as they have lost just once in their last eight games here. Moreover, although Bahia are above them in the table, the visitors have been far from being at their best in their trips on the road and have just one win under their belt from all of their outings so far.
The away side’s only victory came in their last trip on the road, that too by a narrow 1-0 scorecard. Given that Bahia have also been at the losing end in their last two visits here as well, a victory for Vasco da Gama is definitely in the cards on Saturday.
Both the sides have been getting their names on the scoresheet in their last two games in a row. Taking into account that seven of their previous nine clashes with each other here have also seen goals down each end, expect neither side to make it through the ninety minutes with a clean sheet intact.
Vasco da Gama vs Bahia Betting tips
Full-time result: Vasco da Gama @ 2.10 (11/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).