Santos vs Bahia Betting Tips
The Fish had no compromise in the middle of the week by Brasileirão. His departure for the twentieth round of the tournament against Ceará – a 1-1 draw – was anticipated so that the club could face Independiente in Argentina in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores of America. He started a 0-0 draw.
The result, which could be considered good given the possibility of deciding the vacancy at home on the 28th, however, can be reversed on the cushion. That’s because the alvinegro climbed midfielder Carlos Sanchez in the match. The athlete had been suspended for three matches in the South American Cup clash and would not have fulfilled the punishment. Thus, the Argentine team has filed an appeal that could end, if their thesis is accepted, with proclamation of their victory by 3 to 0. This would make the Santos mission, which has already been eliminated from the Copa do Brasil, virtually impossible.
While the situation is not decided, the club needs to try to improve its situation in the Brasileirão. In the previous round, when they defeated Sport 3-0 at Vila Belmiro, Peixe left the relegation zone with 21 points (five wins, six draws and eight losses). A new success would be able to put the team in the block of classified for the 2019 version of the South American Cup, objective that seems to be the most viable according to the performance of the club in the current season.
The defensive stance that the Santos took in Argentina and resulted in a whole match without finalizations on the target will be replaced by a bolder scheme. This should influence when it is time for the coach to set up the lineup, as well as the return match against Independiente, which can cause the most worn out players to be spared.
Bahia came on the field 24 hours after Santos and ended up being defeated at home by the Internacional, 1-0. He saw his unbeaten sequence in his dominions, which reached eight clashes, to be interrupted. With that, he remained parked in the 22 points (five wins, seven draws and seven losses).
The team showed great difficulty to overcome the defensive blockade of Internacional. He was more in possession of the ball, but he changed passes without being able to turn that action into great chances of finishing.
The low performance and fatigue presented by some athletes of the cast may lead the coach Enderson Moreira to promote changes between the starters. Throughout 2018, the Bahian tricolor has held 51 matches so far and midfielder Zé Rafael has participated in 48 of them. It was one of the favorite targets of criticism from fans and analysts.
Football Prediction of the Day Santos vs Bahia
There were 35 opportunities in which the teams faced each other in the Brasileirão. Santos won 15 and Bahia won 13. That included the 1-0 in the first round of the 2018 season. The draws were only seven.
Santos has clearly improved its performance. Although he has acted with excessive caution in the Libertadores duel, this stance will certainly not be taken in the game this Saturday against the Bahian team, which presents the second worst campaign as a visitor in the Brasileirão.In eight games played away from their dominions, the Bahia did not achieve a victory. It was three draws and five losses with only three goals scored and 13 conceded. This makes prognosis in the success of the São Paulo alvinegro is the best option for the opening match of the round of number 21 of the Brasileirão.
Bet Tips: Santos wins