Vitoria vs Bahia
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, July 2nd 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Barradao, Salvador.
Vitoria host Bahia in the contest between the two struggling sides. Both sides occupy the relegation zone as Vitoria collected only 8, while Bahia earned two points more so far, so Ba-Vi derby carries a lot of competitive significance.
The hosts suffered second loss in a row as Atletico PR beat them 4-1. They enjoyed a brief form incline in June, but it only lasted until Santos outclassed them with 0-2.
Vitoria are the worst home team in Brazilian Serie A – certainly not title wanted by any team. After 5 games at Barradao, they accumulated just 4 points while netting 4 and allowing 6 goals in the process.
Bahia are in the worst form at the moment of all teams – in the last five games, they earned only a point. In their games on the road, the situation is identical. Five games, one point earned from a sole draw with only one goal scored.
Bahia sustained a home defeat last weekend by Flamengo RJ. Also, with only one goal scored on the road, they have now failed to score in the last four games.
Vitoria vs Bahia: Head-to-head
Vitoria holds an excellent home record in the derbies against Bahia – in the last 13 home games in all competitions they managed to remain undefeated. In their last three outings, there have been 2 or fewer goals scored.
Vitoria vs Bahia: Prediction
Both sides are eager to beat the rival and take a step towards the safety. We will probably see a lot of yellow cards and a lot box-to-box action in the opening 45 minutes. Vitoria has a slight advantage due to head-to-head meetings, but their horrible home performances must be taken into an account. A draw is on the table for sure.
Vitoria vs Bahia: Bet Tips
The first bet will be 1st Half Draw at the odds of 2.05 by Bet365.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Half-time/Full-time Draw/Draw at the odds of 4.70 by Unibet.