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The Serie A tie at Estádio Raimundo Sampaio on Sunday will see hosts América Mineiro fighting it out with opponents Bahia.
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América Mineiro will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Internacional.
In that game, América Mineiro managed 51% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for América Mineiro was Ademir (16'). Internacional had 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Patrick (14', 64') and Yuri Alberto (90') scored for Internacional.
In their last 6 fixtures, Vágner Mancini's América Mineiro have scored a combined total of 7 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that América Mineiro:
- remain undefeated by Bahia in home games against them for the last 2 league games.
- haven't been beaten in the league by Bahia in their last 2 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Bahia drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Palmeiras.
In that game, Bahia had 52% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, Palmeiras had 9 shots on goal with 2 on target.
It is worth noting that Bahia have struggled for goals over their last 6 encounters, netting the poor return of only 4. In those matches, Tricolor de Aço have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 6. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings dating back to 18/11/2001 tells us that América Mineiro have won 3 of them & Bahia 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 of them from Coelho and 7 coming from Tricolor de Aço. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Serie A match day 8 on 30/06/2021 when it ended Bahia 3-4 América Mineiro.
In that match, Bahia managed 71% possession and 20 shots on goal with 7 on target. The scorers were Rodriguinho (36') and Gilberto (92', 94').
At the other end, América Mineiro got 17 shots at goal with 8 on target. Felipe Azevedo (15'), Juninho Valoura (18'), Ribamar (65') and Juninho (73') scored.
The referee was Léo Simão Holanda.
Team News: América Mineiro
The América Mineiro manager Vágner Mancini will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Bahia
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Bahia boss Guto Ferreira doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this game.
We’re of the view that Bahia will manage to score a goal against this América Mineiro lineup, however it probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for América Mineiro at the end of this one. Expecting it to be very competitive.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Raimundo Sampaio (23,018)
Captain: Adilson Juninho
Chairman: Alencar da Silveira Jr.
Manager: Vágner Mancini
Competitions: Serie A position 10
🔑 Key Man: Ademir
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, Ademir was born in Patrocino, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for América Mineiro in the 2018 season, the skilful Forward has struck 4 league goals in the Série A 2021 campaign to date from a total of 18 appearances.