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Atletico PR will be hosting visitors Bahia at Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães in this Serie A match on Saturday.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Atletico PR v Bahia, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Atletico PR, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-2 Serie A success versus Atlético Goianiense.
In that game, Atletico PR had 40% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Atletico PR, the goalscorers were Marcinho (43') and David Terans (51'). For their opponents, Atlético Goianiense got 15 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Alberto Valentim's Atletico PR have found the net 9 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Atletico PR:
- haven't beaten Bahia in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Corinthians in Serie A action, Bahia will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Bahia had 29% possession and 3 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bahia was Gilberto (33'). Corinthians had 21 shots on goal with 11 on target. Róger Guedes (45'), Víctor Cantillo (52') and Jô (69') scored for Corinthians.
The stats don’t lie, and Bahia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals overall. At the back, Bahia have some weaknesses to address. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend will persist in this next game.
Pre-game facts show that Bahia:
- have not beaten Atletico PR when having played them away from home in the previous 6 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 matches in the league. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 02/09/2018 shows us that Atletico PR have won 4 of these games & Bahia 2, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
A combined sum of 11 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 of them for Furação and 4 being from Tricolor de Aço. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league game between the two was Serie A match day 6 on 25/06/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Bahia 2-1 Atletico PR.
On that day, Bahia had 70% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The goals were scored by Patrick (17') and Rossi (70').
Atletico PR got 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. David Terans (40') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Antonio Dib Moraes de Sousa.
Team News: Atletico PR
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just one fitness concern for the Atletico PR gaffer Alberto Valentim to contend with from a near full-strength squad. Matheus Babi (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) is out of contention.
Team News: Bahia
Due to a completely injury-free group available to select from, the Bahia manager Diego Dabove has no fitness worries at all before this match.
We feel that in this game, Bahia have enough to break down this Atletico PR lineup, although it might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Atletico PR by the conclusion of the game. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães (42,372)
Captain: Thiago Heleno
Chairman: Mário Celso Petraglia
Manager: Alberto Valentim
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Copa do Brasil (Semi-finals)
⭐ Star Player: David Terans
Typically played in the Striker position, David Terans was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After having played his first senior match for Atlético Mineiro in the 2018 season, the skilful Forward has managed 5 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign so far in 20 appearances.