Bahia vs São Paulo
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova
Not even a fantastic 5-1 away win against Corinthians lifted Bahia out of the relegation zone. Cruzeiro, Vasco, and Santos all picked up points, keeping the Baianos in a very uncomfortable position. However, we shouldn't undervalue the Squadron's overwhelming victory and the possible rise in the players' confidence levels for the three remaining matches in the Brasileirão. This next game with São Paulo is decisive, and if they win again, this time, the Baianos will probably get out of the Z4, as Vasco da Gama and Corinthians play each other, and someone will drop points.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
An outstanding start to the game at the Neo Química Arena gave Bahia the lead, and after 29 minutes, it was already 3-0, leaving the Corinthians fans stunned. It was a significant result for the team from Salvador, which, despite remaining in the relegation zone, is only one point behind Vasco da Gama and two behind Santos, both teams outside the Z4. Bahia's upcoming calendar isn't the most difficult among the teams fighting to avoid relegation. After facing São Paulo, which hasn't yet triumphed on the road, the Baianos have an away match against relegated América-MG, the last-placed team. Rogério Ceni, Bahia's coach, was sacked by São Paulo in the first round of the Brasileirão, so as well as knowing the Paulistas well, he will have plenty of reasons to win the game.
The Tricolor is having a less than exciting campaign in 10th place, although this season, the club managed to win the Copa do Brazil for the first time. By winning that trophy, São Paulo qualified for next year's Copa Libertadores, and the truth is that in the Série A, without being able to fight for any other goal, performances have not been the best. The team hasn't won or scored a goal in three games and has allowed the teams trying to escape relegation to get closer. Dorival Jr.'s team is six points ahead of the first team in the Z4, Bahia. A draw, at least, will be essential to maintain the point gap over its opponent. The Paulistas could get caught up in a fight that shouldn't be theirs if they lose.
Expert Betting Tips
Bahia's result against Corinthians encouraged the players, even though the team didn't leave the relegation zone. Bahia's fans will fill the Arena Fonte Nova to support the Squadron in a crucial match. São Paulo has never won away in this Brasileirão, but if the team manages a draw, Dorival Jr. will be pleased, as a point will keep Bahia and the Z4 at six points with two rounds to go. I'm betting on a Double Chance for the home team with a maximum of three goals scored. A draw is possible, and São Paulo hasn't conceded many goals.