Preview:Brazil Serie A - Chapecoense SC VS Bahia

Posted Sun, 04 Jul 2021 08:56:27 GMT        

Brazil Serie AChapecoense SC VS Bahia

Match Time: 04-07-2021 19:30 Sunday

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Match preview

2021 Brazil Serie A round 9, Chapecoense SC will play against with Bahia home. Having failed to pick up their first victory of the season, with only four points from eight Serie A games so far, Chapecoense seem set for a long and arduous battle against the drop unless they can address their defensive deficiencies. Head coach Jair Ventura had hoped that his team could build momentum following a weekend draw against one of Brazil's top sides, Athletico Paranaense, as they scored in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw. However, Chape contrived to lose 3-2 at Fortaleza in midweek, despite having a one-man advantage for most of the second half after the hosts' Juan Sebastian Quintero was sent off for a second bookable offence. Despite having an extra body for much of the game, Ventura's men gave up two-thirds of the possession to their high-flying opponents and allowed 22 shots on goal. That will have to improve on Sunday, as they face one of Serie A's top-scoring teams having already conceded a league-high 15 goals so far this term. Including this weekend's encounter with Bahia, three of Chapecoense's next four league matches will be at home, so an opportunity to turn things around at their Arena Conda headquarters certainly exists for the struggling side.

Still sitting seventh in the standings, Copa do Nordeste winners Bahia have suffered back-to-back defeats during the past week, after having a three-match unbeaten run ended by Palmeiras at the weekend and then falling to a 4-3 loss at home to America MG last time out. Even though they enjoyed utter domination of the ball - with 72% possession - coach Dado Cavalcanti's team found themselves three goals down after 73 minutes, with only a stoppage-time flourish from striker Gilberto salvaging a respectable scoreline. The Tricolor may have finished inside the bottom half of the table in each of the last four seasons, but were within one win of reaching the summit just last week, so can be satisfied with their start all told. Nonetheless, having allowed one winless outfit to earn their first league victory of the season on Wednesday, they must avoid doing so again versus Chapecoense to stop that early momentum being frittered away. With four testing fixtures to follow in short order before Cavalcanti's men get their Copa do Brasil campaign underway later this month, the former Coritiba manager will be keen to take all three points home to Salvador this weekend.


Chapecoense possible starting lineup:
Ribeiro Sovinski; Derlan, Santana, Ezequiel; Gebing, Lima, Ravanelli, Ronei; Mike, Perotti, Fernandinho

Bahia possible starting lineup:
Teixeira; Ruiz, Juninho, Fonseca, Guedes; De Lucca, Jonas; Thaciano, Araujo, Rossi; Gilberto


Odds Analysis

Chapecoense SC got 3 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in last 8 battles with Bahia, including 1 win, 3 draws and 0 loss at home. The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 3.10-3.25-2.30, the 1x2 live odds are 3.25-3.25-2.25. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.94-0.96-0.93. Therefore, is trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Chapecoense SC (29.03%)

Draw (29.03%)



Preview:Brazil Serie A - Chapecoense SC VS Bahia