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Santos will be taking on away team Bahia at Estádio Urbano Caldeira in this Serie A game on Sunday.
Our Santos v Bahia predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Santos will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-1 Serie A defeat last time out to Cuiabá.
In that match, Santos managed 64% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Santos was Gabriel Pirani (64'). For their opponents, Cuiabá got 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jonathan Cafú (4') and Élton (88') scored for Cuiabá.
Santos have really been misfiring in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 versus opposition teams during their last six outings. In those meetings, Santos have also seen the number of goals against them total 10. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Santos:
- haven't won against Bahia in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Bahia will go into the encounter following a 4-2 Serie A win with the defeat of Fortaleza in their previous outing.
In that game, Bahia managed 41% possession and 13 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The only player to score for Bahia was Hugo Rodallega (42', 64', 67', 76'). Fortaleza had 18 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Yago Pikachu (70') and Matheus Vargas (74') scored for Fortaleza.
Looking at their form, and Bahia have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals overall. At the back, Bahia have clearly had some problems.
Pre-game facts show that Bahia:
- are winless against Santos in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 25/08/2018 shows us that Santos have won 4 of these and Bahia 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
In all, 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 for Peixe and 6 belonging to Tricolor de Aço. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Serie A match day 1 on 29/05/2021 and the score finished Bahia 3-0 Santos.
On that occasion, Bahia had 34% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Thaciano (46', 49') and Juninho (53').
For their opponents, Santos got 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Bruno Arleu.
Team News: Santos
John (Meniscal Injury), Sandry (Ruptured knee ligament) and Kevin Malthus (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Santos boss Fernando Diniz.
Team News: Bahia
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Bahia boss Diego Dabove has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
Our assessment here is that Bahia will have to play well to score against this Santos side who we think might well gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a 1-0 advantage for Santos at the end of the match.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Chairman: Andrés Rueda
Manager: Fernando Diniz
Competitions: Serie A position 13, Copa do Brasil (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Star Man: Marinho
Mostly played in the Right Wing position, Marinho was born in Penedo, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Fluminense in the 2008 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign to date from a total of 12 appearances.