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Prediction: Esporte Clube Bahia vs Cuiaba Esporte Clube

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 8 Jul 2024

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Prediction: Esporte Clube Bahia to win 3-0

Best Odds: 47/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Esporte Clube Bahia and Cuiaba Esporte Clube will lock horns with each other in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A next weekend. The match between Rogério Ceni’s side and Petit’s team will be held at the Arena Fonte Nova and is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm UK time on Saturday.

Esporte Clube Bahia

Esporte Clube Bahia are a modest club in Brazil who have a decent following. They have not been hugely successful in their history, having won the Brasileirão title twice twice, but they are not a club who should be taken lightly.

Tricolor finished 16th in the 2023 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, but they won the 2023 Campeonato Baiano. Things are looking better for them in the national league. Rogério Ceni’s side are currently fifth in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with 27 points from 15 games, four points behind leaders Flamengo.

Bahia will take on Athletico-PR in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A on Wednesday before facing Cuiaba Esporte Clube at Arena Fonte Nova next weekend. Rogerio Ceni’s side beat Juventude 2-0 in the league last week. It followed a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Sao Paulo on the road in the league which came after a 2-1 victory over Vasco da Gama in front of their fans in the Brazilian Serie A.

Team News:

Esporte Clube Bahia are likely to line up in a 4-1-3-2 formation. Marcos Felipe will be in goal and will have Gilberto, Gabriel Xavier, Kanu and Luciano in front of him in defence. Caio Alexandre will be the holding midfielder. Everton Ribeiro, Cauly Oliveira Souza and Jean Lucas will be deployed in attacking midfield. Everaldo and Thaciano will be the two forwards.

Cuiaba Esporte Clube

Cuiaba Esporte Clube are a modest club in Brazil who are relatively new as well. Dourado were founded only in December 2001 and became fully professional in 2003. They have won the Copa Verde title twice and the Campeonato Mato-Grossense championships on 12 occasions.

Auriverde da Baixada ended up 16th in the 2022 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A campaign and won the 2023 Mato-Grossense. Petit’s side are 16th in the league table at the moment with 14 points from 15 games.

Cuiaba will head into the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A game against Esporte Clube Bahia away from home at the Arena Fonte Nova on the back of a 1-1 draw with Flamengo on the road in the league. It came after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Botafogo in the Brazilian Serie A which followed a 1-1 draw with Red Bull Bragantino at Arena Pantanal. 

Team News:

Cuiaba Esporte Clube are likely to line up in a 4-5-1 formation. Walter will be in goal for the visiting team. Rikelme, Marllon, Alan Empereur and Ramon will be the four defenders. Lucas Mineiro will be in holding midfield and will have Fernando Sobral and Denilson in front of him in attacking midfield. Jonathan Cafu and Derik Lacerda will be the two wingers. Isidro Pitta will lead the line for Cuiaba.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Esporte Clube Bahia have won 8 out of their 15 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A games so far this season.
  • Esporte Clube Bahia have scored 23 goals in 15 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A games so far this season.
  • Esporte Clube Bahia have conceded 18 goals in 15 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A games. so far this season.
  • Cuiaba Esporte Clube have conceded 20 goals in 15 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A matches so far this season.
  • Cuiaba Esporte Clube have scored 16 goals in 15 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A matches so far this season.

Conclusion

Esporte Clube Bahia are doing much better than Cuiaba Esporte Clube and are very much among the sides who could win the 2024 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It is hard to see anything but a comfortable home win in this particular game.

Prediction: Esporte Clube Bahia to win 3-0

Best Odds: 47/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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