This Sunday Bahia faces Flamengo at Arena Fonte Nova, Bahia's stadium. After a tough season last year where they finished in 14th place with 44 points, this season has started very well for Bahia. They hold the 6th position in the table with 17 points with five wins, two draws, and four losses. It’s difficult to beat them when they play at their home. They have lost until now only with America MG and International. On the other side, Flamengo comes to this match tired, as they won a tough game against Defensa y Justicia (three days ago) in Copa Libertadores Playoffs. The players are returned to Brazil now and are training for the match against Bahia. In the last match in Serie A Brazil, they faced Chapecoense when they won 2-1 on a late comeback. They were able to turn the match around after the goals of De Arrascaeta G. and Michael on 78 and 82 minutes of the game. So far in Serie A, Flamengo has played nine matches and has gathered 15 points. Both teams come to this match with a clear objective, to earn 3 points.
Head to head matches
Bahia and Flamengo have played 16 Games up to today. Flamengo has won eight games, draw four, and lost four. In their h2h games, both teams have an average of 3.4 goals scored per match. And in the last game between these two teams was in December 2020; Flamengo won 4-3 thanks to a late goal of Vitinho.
While we are waiting for the start of the game, the coaches of both teams haven’t been able to choose yet the starting lineups due to a lot of confusion about player conditions. Bahia will hope to have German Conti available for this game after a month-long absence, though the defender is unlikely to slot straight back into the starting lineup. As for the visitors, Gaucho may consider making some changes for his first Brasileiro match in charge. Bruno Henrique and Diego remain absent for Flamengo due to injury, but Rodrigo Caio will return this weekend. Gabriel Barbosa returned to action in the midweek cup win against Defensa y Justicia following a spell away with Brazil and should retain his place here.
Predictions, odds, and where to watchWatch Bahia vs Flamengo at 1xBet
Flamengo enters this game on the back of successive wins in all competitions and hopes the new manager effect continues with three more points here. Bahia lost their last match against Sao Paolo by a late goal (90+2), and now it’s time to return to positive results again. We are expecting a tight match this Sunday. Based on some hot stats, Bahia has drawn in the first half in six out of the last seven Serie A matches. Meanwhile, Flamengo hasn’t lost in 13 of the last 15 away games. As for Livestream, you can watch the game at Canal 11 or watch and check the odds on betting platforms bet365, 1xbet, William Hill, and Bwin.
The odds for this match are as follow:
Prediction: Draw (First Half)
Prediction 2: Over 3.5 goals
Date: July 18, 2021
Time: 23:15 PM
Venue: Venue: Arena Fonte Nova