Palmeiras vs Bahia – Brazilian Serie A :Palmeiras hosts Bahia at Allianz Parque this Thursday on a Brazilian Serie A’s match…
The team had title ambitions. But their lost on the derby against Santos, at home, ended up erasing that ambition.
The task was already hard and ended up getting even harder after the points gap increased. Palmeiras currently sits in 5th place on the league table with 43 points.
The distance to leaders’ Corinthians is now 12 points, which means that the title is a very hard feat to accomplish.
Their new goal, according to their manager Cuca, is to ensure the direct qualification spot for Copa Libertadores’ group stage, in order to avoid playing on the qualifying stage for that same competition.
Regarding the the squad, Mayke and Luan will miss this match but we might see the return of Moisés.
Latest results – Palmeiras/SP:
30.09.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 0-1 Santos/SP
24.09.2017 D1 Fluminense/RJ 0-1 Palmeiras/SP
18.09.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 1-0 Coritiba/PR
09.09.2017 D1 Atlético Mineiro/MG 1-1 Palmeiras/SP
27.08.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 4-2 São Paulo/SP
20.08.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 0-2 Chapecoense/SC
Latest results – Bahia/BA:
30.09.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 1-1 Coritiba/PR
24.09.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 1-0 Grêmio/RS
17.09.2017 D1 Cruzeiro/MG 1-0 Bahia/BA
11.09.2017 D1 Atlético/GO 1-1 Bahia/BA
27.08.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 1-2 Botafogo/RJ
20.08.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 3-0 Vasco da Gama/RJ
Palmeiras vs Bahia – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Bahia is still on the lower half of the table, fighting to avoid relegation. Looking at the league table, the team seems to be on a very good position to avoid relegation, sitting in 13th place.
However, Bahia has 31 points so far, which means they only have a 1-point advantage over the teams who are on the relegation zone.
This match will mark the debut of their new manager Paulo Cesar Carpegiani, who was hired after the dismissal of Preto Casagrande, who was already an interim manager.
The team will have some absences for this match with players like Alione, Tiago Martins and Matheus Sales not available.
Even with Bahia having some extra motivation with their new manager, I still believe Palmeiras will win.
Playing at home and having a superior squad, especially coming from a loss, I don’t think they will let the 3 points slip.
|Palmeiras to win||