Avaí vs Bahia: On the opening of the 33rd round of the 2017’s Brazilian Serie A…
Avaí who is fighting to avoid relegation hosts Bahia who ended up gaining some ground over the teams on the relegation zones on the last few rounds. The ball will roll at 19h30 (local time) this Wednesday, at the Ressacada.
Avaí who had left the relegation zone at the beginning of the second half of the season, ended up returning to it after some poor results on the past few rounds of this competition.
This is a team that presents some technical needs on their football. They are more defensive than offensive and relies a lot on the set pieces, especially the midfielder Marqiunhos who usually takes them well.
On the league table they occupy the 19th place with 32 points, having scored 22 goals and conceded 41 up until this point, being 1 point away from leaving that relegation zone.
Their last match was away from home against Coritiba and they ended up battered by their rival 4-0.
The manager Claudinei will have all the players he has been using on this competition at his disposal, including the midfielder Marquinhos.
Bahia is on a much more comfortable situation than their rivals this round, sitting 7 points above the relegation zone and occupying the 12th position with 42 points, having scored 42 goals and conceded 41. They are still dreaming with a possible qualifying spot for the 2018 Copa Libertadores.
Bahia has developed a lot on the last few rounds of the Brazilian Serie A, since they have only lost 1 out of their last 8 matches, besides being able to score goals in every one of them. Their last match was against Ponte Preta and they won 2-0 at home.
The manager Carpegiani won’t be able to count with the defender Lucas Fonseca who was a regular on their starting line-up, but that should be the only absence.
Avai vs Bahia – Betting Tip and Prediction:
It is clear that Avaí presents a lot of difficulties to score goals during their matches, having the worst attack of the competition so far.
They have been able to score on the last 3 matches at home, but they are winless on the last 5 home matches and have conceded goals in all of them.
The hosts know that winning this match is essential to leave this relegation zone, because a win would really aggravate their situation there.
Bahia managed to react on this final stretch of the competition, since they have been presenting good football and will surely try to win despite playing away from home, since they have more technical ability than their opponent here and also doesn’t have much to lose at this point of the competition, since they are really close to securing their stay in the Serie A next season.
This way, if there is a winner in this match, I believe it will be Bahia.