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Atlético Goianiense will arrive at Arena Fonte Nova on Sunday for the Série A tie with home team Bahia.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Bahia v Atlético Goianiense match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Bahia will be looking for an improved result here after the 0-2 Série A loss in their previous game against Grêmio.
In that game, Bahia managed 50% possession and 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. At the other end, Grêmio got 18 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Alisson (25') and Darlan Mendes (54') scored for Grêmio.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Bahia have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Tricolor de Aço have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 13 goals during that time. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
Coming into this meeting, Bahia haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Atlético Goianiense will come into the game following a 1-2 Série A win vs Vasco da Gama in their last fixture.
In that game, Atlético Goianiense had 46% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Atlético Goianiense was Renato Kayzer (64', 74'). Vasco da Gama got 9 shots on goal with 5 on target. Germán Cano (62') scored for Vasco da Gama.
For 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Atlético Goianiense, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game within that period comes to a paltry 2, with the average goals for Dragão standing at 0.67.
A look at their previous results shows us that Atlético Goianiense:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs going back to 07/08/2011 shows that these encounters have been miserable for Atlético Goianiense. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Bahia have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 67% of those ties.
A sum of 12 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Tricolor de Aço and 3 belonging to Dragão. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Série A match day 23 on 11/09/2017 which ended up with the score at Atlético Goianiense 1-1 Bahia.
In that match, Atlético Goianiense managed 43% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Luiz Fernando (33').
Bahia had 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Zé Rafael (55') scored.
The match was refereed by Thiago Duarte Peixoto.
Team News: Bahia
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Bahia boss Roger Machado to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Ramires (Corona virus) will miss out.
We think that Tricolor de Aço could go for a 4-2-3-1 formation for the game with Douglas Friedrich, Juninho Capixaba, Ernando, Juninho, Nino Paraiba, Edson Fernando Da Silva Gomes, Ronaldo, Élber, Rodriguinho, Rossi and Gilberto Oliveira.
Team News: Atlético Goianiense
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from, Atlético Goianiense manager Vágner Mancini does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
We reckon that Dragão might utilise a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Jean, Dudu, João Victor Da Silva Marcelino, Éder Ferreira, Nicolas Vichiatto, Edson, Marlon Freitas, Janderson, Chico, Matheuzinho and Renato Kayser.
We’ve got the feeling that Atlético Goianiense might need a bit of good fortune to hit the back of the net against this Bahia lineup who should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a narrow 1-0 victory for Bahia at the end of this one.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova (50,000)
Captain: Lucas Fonseca
Chairman: Guilherme Bellintani
Manager: Roger Machado
Competitions: Série A position 13
🔑 Key Man: Rodriguinho
Usually taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rodriguinho was born in Brazil. After having played his first senior match for América Mineiro in the 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign to date from a total of 8 appearances.