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Santos make the trip to Arena Fonte Nova on Friday for the Serie A game with home team Bahia.
Our tips, poll and stats for Bahia v Santos can all be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Bahia will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-4 Serie A triumph versus Fortaleza.
In that match, Bahia had 40% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Bahia, the scorers were Rodriguinho (7', 62', 66') and Rossi (81'). Fortaleza had 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Over their preceding six games, Dado Cavalcanti's Bahia have found the net a total of 10 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.67.
Leading up to this clash, Bahia:
- haven't won against Santos in their last 4 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
In their last fixture, Santos drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Fluminense.
In that match, Santos managed 62% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Santos was Jean Mota (87'). For their opponents, Fluminense got 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lucca (16') was the scorer for Fluminense.
Over the course of 5 of the past six clashes involving Santos, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game within that period works out to a paltry 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by Peixe being 1.33.
Their previous form shows that Santos:
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 16/11/2017 tells us that Bahia have won 2 of these games and Santos 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
In all, 13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 for Tricolor de Aço and 8 being from Peixe. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was Serie A match day 19 on 01/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Santos 3-1 Bahia.
That day, Santos managed 56% possession and 9 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Madson (10'), Marinho (26') and Jobson (37').
Bahia had 21 shots on goal with 6 on target. Daniel (28') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Heber Roberto Lopes.
Team News: Bahia
Bahia boss Dado Cavalcanti will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Santos
Santos boss Alexi Cuca has to choose a team with limited availability. Raniel (Unknown Injury) and Carlos Sánchez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
For this match, we think that Santos are likely to put one past this Bahia outfit, but it might not be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 win for Bahia after the 90. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova (50,000)
Captain: Lucas Fonseca
Chairman: Guilherme Bellintani
Manager: Dado Cavalcanti
Competitions: Serie A position 15
🔑 Key Man: Gilberto
Generally playing in the Striker position, Gilberto was born in Piranhas , Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Internacional in the 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 9 league goals in this Série A 2020 season to date in 32 appearances.