Bahia vs Chapecoense – Brazilian Serie A: Bahia and Chapecoense meet this Sunday looking for a spot on the next Copa Libertadores……
The match starts at 21h00 (London time) at Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador.
The team is still fighting for a spot in the next Libertadores, since the number of qualifying spots can be extended from 7 to 9, that is,
if Grêmio and Flamengo are able to win the two titles at stake, since their wins would open up two more spots because they are amongst the top 7.
At the moment, Bahia is in 10th place with 49 points, having scored 49 goals and conceded 46 up until this point, 1 point away from the possible top 9 that would give them qualification for Libertadores.
Their last league match was against Sport away from home, where they lost 1-0.
Bahia has a much better performance at home than away, since they are unbeaten on their last 7 home matches.
For this match, the manager Paulo César Carpegiani will practically have his full roster available, inclusively having the return of Rener Junior.
Chapecoense, who is unbeaten on their last 8 matches, also has the same objective as their oponente, still having a chance to get a spot on the main continental competition. However, their chances are slightly worse.
On the league table, Chapecoense occupies the 12th place with 48 points, having scored 44 goals and conceded 48 up until this point and sitting 1 point behind Bahia.
Their last match was against Atlético/GO where they drew 1-1 away from home.
Chapecoense should be in maximum strength for this duel against Bahia.
Bahia vs Chapecoense – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Chapecoense is a team that usually causes a lot of troubles to its opponents, despite not having a very qualified roster; they always end up making up for it with passion and tactical organization.
Therefore, this match can become really tricky for Bahia, but banking on the superior technical quality of Bahia and the home advantage, with Bahia usually being very strong in that condition, I think that the hosts’ winning chances are better.
So I’m even going on a Bahia -1 AH.
|Bahia to win||