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Santos visit Arena Fonte Nova on Monday for the Serie A clash with home team Bahia.
Our tips, poll and stats for Bahia v Santos can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Bahia are hoping to win again following a 2-4 Serie A victory versus Coritiba.
In that game, Bahia had 45% possession and 18 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. For Bahia, goals were scored by Rafael Ratão (11'), Thaciano (30'), Ademir (34') and Biel (74'). For their opponents, Coritiba got 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Sebastián Gómez (2') and Andrey (94') scored for Coritiba.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Bahia haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Bahia have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Taking a look at their past results, Bahia:
- are winless against Santos in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Cruzeiro in Serie A action, Santos and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Santos had 55% possession and 12 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Cruzeiro got 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Matheus Jussa (41'), Bruno Rodrigues (70') and Nikão (89') scored for Cruzeiro.
The strike force from Santos have failed to get amongst the goals over their last 6 encounters, netting the poor return of just 3. In those fixtures, Peixe have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 13. That kind of pattern might not be sustained into this game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Santos:
- have not emerged victorious against Bahia in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league games. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 26/02/2021 shows us that Bahia have won 2 of these games & Santos 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 10 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 of them from Tricolor de Aço and 4 netted by Peixe. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
Team News: Bahia
Kayky (Ruptured knee ligament) and Caio Roque (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Bahia manager Renato Paiva.
In all likelihood, Tricolor de Aço look set to line up in a 4-3-3 system for this one featuring Marcos Felipe, Gilberto, Raul Gustavo, Kanu, Camilo Cándido, Yago Felipe, Thaciano, Nicolás Acevedo, Ademir Santos, Everaldo and Rafael Ratão.
Team News: Santos
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Santos manager Diego Aguirre to be concerned with. Felipe Jonatan (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Peixe could decide to elect for a 3-5-2 formation, starting the game with João Paulo, Joao Basso, Joaquim, Dodô, Lucas Braga, Tomas Rincon, Jean Lucas, Lucas Lima, Kevyson, Yeferson Soteldo and Marcos Leonardo.
Our thinking is that Santos have the firepower to get a goal against this Bahia team, however that might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Bahia when all is said and done. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova (50,025)
Captain: Victor Kanu
Chairman: Guilherme Bellintani
Manager: Renato Paiva
Competitions: Serie A position 16
🔑 Key Man: Everaldo
Mostly used in the Striker position, Everaldo was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Grêmio in the 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Série A 2023 season to date in 19 appearances.