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The Serie B tie at Arena Fonte Nova on Saturday sees home team Bahia welcome guests Operário Ferroviário.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Bahia v Operário Ferroviário match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Bahia will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 1-0 Serie B loss in their previous game against Sport Recife.
In that match, Bahia had 45% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. Sport Recife had 8 shots on goal with 2 on target.
It has been seldom in recent times that Bahia have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Bahia have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 6 goals during that time.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Guarani in Serie B action, Operário Ferroviário and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Operário Ferroviário managed 63% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Guarani had 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Yuri (21') scored for Guarani.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Operário Ferroviário has been noticeable in recent matches. Examining their last 6 meetings reveals that this has occurred 6 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 4 while Operário Ferroviário have scored 1. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Going into this contest, Operário Ferroviário haven’t won away from home in the past 9 matches in the league. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Serie B match day 12 on 11/06/2022 which ended up with the score at Operário Ferroviário 0-1 Bahia.
In that game, Operário Ferroviário had 52% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
On the other side, Bahia had 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Lucas Mugni (81') was the scorer.
Team News: Bahia
The Bahia boss will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Operário Ferroviário
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Operário Ferroviário manager Gerson Gusmão has no fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
Our assessment is that Bahia have it within them to score at least once when they line up against Operário Ferroviário, who may well find it hard to get a goal of their own.
We’re tipping a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning score for Bahia when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova (50,000)
Chairman: Guilherme Bellintani
Competitions: Serie B position 2