Palmeiras vs Bahia Prediction Today
The Albirroja has increased to five (three wins and two draws) his unbeaten run. The team has not been defeated since the dismissal of coach Roger Machado. On Sunday night, August 12, also at Allianz Parque, he defeated Vasco 1-0 with a goal by Deyverson, who made amends with the fans after having been the target of harsh criticism for his performances below what was expected. I expected.
The result kept Palmeiras in the sixth position of Brasileirão. With 30 points (eight wins, six draws and four losses), he is eight behind Sao Paulo, who leads the tournament. The competition continues to be considered the least important by the Palmeiran top scorers among the three that the club is disputing.
In addition to the Copa do Brasil, Verdão is also in Libertadores, where he was very close to securing a place in the quarterfinals by scoring 2-0 at Cerro Porteño in Paraguay. That means that Luiz Felipe Scolari is expected to put on the field this Thursday the team he considers the best.
Goalkeeper Weverton was a doubt for the game. He left the match against Vasco at halftime after suffering muscle aches. He will undergo a new evaluation of the medical department to see if he can be released. If it is vetoed, Jailson will probably be put on the spot.
Deyverson will not be able to act. He has to comply with automatic suspension due to being expelled in the first leg. Thus, it will be for the Colombian Borja to command the attack of Palmeiras. He suffered knee surgery after the World Cup in Russia, returned earlier than expected and proved to be fully recovered by scoring both goals of the victory against Cerro Porteño.
The undefeated series of Bahia is even bigger than that of Palmeiras. The team, by defeating América-MG, by 1 to 0, on Saturday, August 11, by Brasileirão, increased the sequence for eight confrontations (five draws and three victories).
More important than the invincibility was the relief with the exit from the relegation zone. Reaching 21 points (five wins, six draws and six defeats), the tricolor jumped from the seventeenth to the twelfth place and was ranked in the 2019 edition of the South American Cup.
The situation is not yet comfortable, since the difference for Santos, which opens the sticking region, is only three points. However, it gives a little more peace of mind so that the coach Enderson Moreira can climb his best athletes in the confrontations of canopies. In addition to the Brazil Cup, Bahia also contends to Sula, where it secured place in the third phase.
History of the bouts between Palmeiras and Bahia
This is the first confrontation of the teams in the Brazil Cup. In the Brasileirão, the matches were 35, with 18 Palmeiras victories, nine equalities and eight successes from Bahia.
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Since the away goal does not serve as a tiebreaker in the Brazilian Cup, Bahia will probably adopt a defensive posture leaving the initiative of the game for Palmeiras. Alviverde showed against Vasco, who was eliminated from the Brazilian Cup by Bahia, have enough patience to manage this situation. Thus, the prognosis in the Palmeiras victory seems to be the most appropriate choice when making bets in the confrontation of this Thursday.
Bet Tips: Palmeiras