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Grêmio will be the visitors at Arena Fonte Nova on Thursday for the Série A clash with home team Bahia.
Our Bahia v Grêmio tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below including the latest game odds.
Bahia enter this match following on from a 2-2 Série A draw vs Internacional.
In that game, Bahia had 38% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Bahia, goals were scored by Rodriguinho (20') and Clayson (90'). For their opponents, Internacional had 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Patrick (28') and Galhardo (68') scored for Internacional.
Fixtures featuring Bahia have often been engaging affairs of late with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum total of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 9 of those being chalked up by Tricolor de Aço. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Bahia:
- have not lost a league tie with Grêmio in their last 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
In their last fixture, Grêmio drew 1-1 in the Série A tie with Atlético Goianiense.
In that match, Grêmio managed 51% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Grêmio was Isaque (41'). For their opponents, Atlético Goianiense had 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Edson (11') was the scorer for Atlético Goianiense.
Over the course of 5 of the prior six games involving Grêmio, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell comes to a paltry 1.5, with the average goals for Tricolor dos Pampas being 0.67.
A look at their previous results shows us that Grêmio:
- are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 12/06/2017 shows us that Bahia have won 3 of these & Grêmio 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
An aggregate of 10 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 of them for Tricolor de Aço and 5 coming from Tricolor dos Pampas. That is an average goals per game value of 1.67.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Série A match day 26 on 16/10/2019 when it finished Grêmio 0-1 Bahia.
On that day, Grêmio managed 64% possession and 17 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
At the other end, Bahia had 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Artur (91') was the scorer.
The referee was Rodolpho Toski Marques.
Team News: Bahia
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Bahia gaffer Roger Machado to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group. Ramires (Corona virus) is sidelined.
It seems likely that Tricolor de Aço look set to use a 4-2-3-1 formation this time with Douglas Friedrich, Zeca, Ernando, Juninho, Nino Paraiba, Danielzinho, Gregore, Élber, Rodriguinho, Rossi and Gilberto Oliveira.
Team News: Grêmio
Thanks to a mainly healthy group of players, there’s only the lone fitness worry for the Grêmio boss Renato Portaluppi to contend with. Marcelo Oliveira (Knee Surgery) won’t be in action.
We are inclined to think that Tricolor dos Pampas could decide to utilise a 4-4-2 system using Vanderlei, Luis Manuel Orejuela, David Braz, Paulo Miranda, Bruno Cortês, Alisson, Lucas Silva, Matheus Henrique, Everton, Isaque Elias Brito and Diego Souza.
Our thinking is that Grêmio and Bahia should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a tight encounter with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova (50,000)
Captain: Lucas Fonseca
Chairman: Guilherme Bellintani
Manager: Roger Machado
Competitions: Série A position 11
🔑 Star Man: Rodriguinho
Normally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rodriguinho was born in Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for América Mineiro in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign so far in 7 appearances.