Preview:Brazil Serie A - Bahia VS Juventude

Posted Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:48:24 GMT        

Brazil Serie A - Bahia VS Juventude

Match Time: 08-07-2021 02:30 Thursday

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Match preview

2020 Brazil Serie A round 10, Bahia will play against with Juventude home. Having finished 14th and 11th in the past two seasons, modest Bahia have started out strongly in their quest to breach the upper echelons of the Serie A standings. They bounced back from successive defeats - losing 3-2 and 4-3 to Palmeiras and America MG respectively - to win at Chapecoense on Sunday, taking them as high as sixth in the table. Dado Cavalcanti's team found themselves indebted to striker Gilberto again, as he opened the scoring in the 67th-minute after coming on from the sidelines, having netted an injury-time double last time out. On Wednesday, the Copa do Nordeste winners will be in the rare position of favourites, against a recent arrival to the Brazilian top flight, and will also be keen to capitalise on home advantage - particularly as they have picked up only one win at Arena Fonte Nova from their past four games there. With a pair of tough fixtures versus Flamengo and Atletico Mineiro to come in their next three outings - before they meet Atletico again in the Copa do Brasil - the Tricolor are hoping to continue a fine start in front of goal, as their tally of 17 strikes so far has them among the division's top scoring sides.

Juventude returned to the top division of Brazilian football after a 13-year absence by finishing third in Serie B last term, having sunk as low as the fourth tier during the last decade. So far, they have taken to life back at the elite level with relative ease - having picked up 12 points from their opening nine games to sit just outside the top half of the early-season standings. Successive wins over big-name clubs Flamengo and Gremio - both featuring clean sheets - saw Juve head into the weekend on a run of four games unbeaten, but they fell to a 2-0 defeat at fellow mid-table side Ceara on Sunday evening. Two second half goals for the home side were followed by a red card for midfielder Guilherme Castilho, which effectively ended any prospect of a late comeback at Castelao. On loan from Red Bull-backed Bragantino, striker Matheus Peixoto has heaped Juventude to pick up a number of points against the odds - scoring in four successive games of late - but drew a blank last time out. His coach, Marquinhos Santos, will be pinning hope on Peixoto to get back on the goal trail in midweek, as he leads an attack which has been light on goals but still been clinical enough to make the most of the few chances they have had. Santos will take his team to Salvador, then, targeting all three points to leapfrog Bahia in the Serie A standings.


Bahia possible starting lineup:
Teixeira; Paraiba, Juninho, Otavio, Bahia; Daniel, Jonas; Thaciano, Araujo, Rossi; Gilberto

Juventude possible starting lineup:
Carne; Michel, Mendes, Forster, Matheus; Kim, Jesus; Wescley, Bruninho, Paulinho; Peixoto


Odds Analysis

Bahia got 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in last 4 battles with Juventude, including 1 win, 1 draw and 0 loss at home. The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.91-3.25-4.33, the 1x2 live odds are 1.80-3.50-4.50. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.94-0.96-0.92. Therefore, is trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Bahia (52.24%)

Draw (26.87%)



Preview:Brazil Serie A - Bahia VS Juventude