Criciúma vs Bahia prediction and betting tips - June 17, 2024
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Criciúma vs Bahia prediction and betting tips - June 17, 2024

Tournament: Seria A Brazil
Location: Estádio Heriberto Hülse
Match date: 17.06.2024

On June 17, 2024, Criciúma will face Bahia in the 9th round of the Brazilian Serie A. The teams are at opposite ends of the table, each seeking a win for different reasons.

Criciúma vs Bahia: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Criciúma has lost five consecutive matches.
  • Bahia is unbeaten in their last nine matches.
  • Bahia has scored 50% of their goals between the 61st and 75th minutes.
  • Criciúma wins the first half in 58% of their matches, while Bahia does so in 40%.

Criciúma – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"The Tigers" managed to stay in the top division last season, finishing in the 16th position. Despite efforts to improve, their performance this season has been less than stellar. They started with two draws and a 4-0 win against Vasco da Gama.

However, they then experienced a significant downturn. They lost both cup matches to Bahia. In the Brasileirão, they suffered defeats in high-scoring games against Palmeiras (1-2) and Cuiabá (2-5). Their last match also ended in a loss, 1-3 to Atlético Paranaense.

Bahia – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"The Tricolor" has performed well in the national cup, defeating Criciúma in both legs (1-0 at home, 2-0 away).

More importantly, they quickly gained momentum in the Brazilian championship. They started with a loss to Internacional and had only four points after three rounds. However, they then won three matches in a row, and only Atlético Mineiro managed a 1-1 draw at home. A late goal by Jean Lucas secured a 1-0 victory against Fortaleza.

Criciúma: Team News

Trauco was sent off against Cuiabá. Guilherme is still injured.

Bahia: Team News

Rogério Ceni still cannot count on Cuesta and Acevedo.

Criciúma vs Bahia: Possible Starting Lineups

Criciúma (possible lineup): Gustavo - Hermes, Tobias Figueiredo, Fagundes, Claudinho - Marquinhos Gabriel, Barreto, Igor Mateus, Mateuzinho - Bolazi, Eder

Bahia (possible lineup): Marcos Felipe - Luciano, Kanu, Lhman Xavier, Arias - Jean Lucas, Caio Alexandre, Cauly, Everton Ribeiro - Tassiano, Everaldo

Head to Head matches: Criciúma vs Bahia

"The Tricolor" has won four out of the last five meetings, with one draw in 2022.

Free prediction today for the match: Criciúma vs Bahia

The visitors are in excellent form and are facing a struggling opponent. Expect a victory for "The Tricolor" (odds – 2.35).