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Corinthians will face off against guests Bahia at Neo Química Arena in this Serie A meeting on Saturday.
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Corinthians, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-1 Serie A triumph against Grêmio.
In that match, Corinthians managed 26% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Corinthians was Ángel Romero (32'). On the other side, Gremio got 26 attempts on goal with 9 on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Corinthians have taken part. With regard to the goal attribution in this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 3 while Corinthians managed a tally of 5. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this game, though.
In their last game, Bahia drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Atletico PR.
In that game, Bahia had 51% possession and 28 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Bahia was Everaldo (73'). On the other side, Athletico Paranaense had 6 shots at goal with 4 on target. Agustín Canobbio (87') scored for Atletico PR.
The stats tell the story, and Bahia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. At the back, Bahia have not been doing too well.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 21/09/2019 shows us that Corinthians have won 3 of these and Bahia 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Timão and 6 netted by Tricolor de Aço. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 16 on 22/07/2023 which ended up with the score at Bahia 0-0 Corinthians.
In that game, Bahia managed 60% possession and 18 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Corinthians had 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by André Luiz Skettino.
Team News: Corinthians
Cássio (Knee problems) and Paulinho (Torn knee ligaments) won’t be able to feature for Corinthians manager Mano Menezes.
Team News: Bahia
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there is just the sole fitness problem for the Bahia manager Rogério Ceni to be concerned about. Kayky (Torn knee ligaments) won’t be in action.
In this match, Bahia should get enough chances to put one past this Corinthians team, although that probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 victory for Corinthians at the end of the 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Neo Química Arena (48,000)
Captain: Cássio Ramos
Chairman: Duílio Monteiro Alves
Manager: Mano Menezes
Competitions: Serie A position 11
🔑 Key Player: Yuri Alberto
Mostly used in the Striker position, Yuri Alberto was born in Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Santos in the 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 8 league goals in this Série A 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 31 appearances.