Palmeiras vs Bahia prediction and betting tips - July 8, 2024
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Palmeiras vs Bahia prediction and betting tips - July 8, 2024

Tournament: Seria A Brazil
Location: Allianz Parque
Match date: 08.07.2024

In the 15th round of Brazil's Série A on July 8, 2024, Palmeiras and Bahia will face off. Both clubs are among the leaders, making it crucial to defeat a direct competitor.

Palmeiras vs Bahia: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Palmeiras has only lost to Fortaleza, winning all other summer matches until facing Grêmio.
  • Bahia has won three out of their last four matches.
  • The most common scoreline between these clubs is 1-1 (five times).
  • The last away victory of Bahia over Palmeiras was in 2012.
  • Palmeiras scored 25% of their goals between the 16-30 minute mark.
  • Bahia scored 29% of their goals between the 61-75 minute mark.
  • Both Palmeiras and Bahia win the first half in 38% of their matches.

Palmeiras – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Piglets" are clearly intent on winning trophies again this season under Abel Ferreira. They have been very successful and consistent so far. In the Copa Libertadores, the Brazilians won their group, edging out San Lorenzo for the top spot.

In Série A, the champions are also determined to maintain their positions. Yes, their winning streak was interrupted by a shocking 0-3 defeat on Fortaleza’s field. However, the club rebounded by defeating Corinthians 2-0 even while playing with a man down. They then managed a draw with Grêmio, which they had to salvage by coming back from two goals down.

Bahia – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Tricolor" are now owned by the same investors as Manchester City. Last season, however, the club was fighting for survival. They barely managed to stay in Série A, finishing in the "borderline" sixteenth place.

This season, they might not be the league leaders, but they are a team that can reasonably aim for the next Copa Libertadores. Although they lost to São Paulo after a couple of wins, they managed a solid 2-0 victory against Juventude.

Palmeiras: Team News

Rafael Veiga has returned after suspension. Rodrigues, Lázaro, and Rômulo are still injured.

Bahia: Team News

Acevedo is still recovering.

Palmeiras vs Bahia: Possible Starting Lineups

Palmeiras (possible lineup): Weverton - Piquerez, Naves, Reis, Marcos Rocha - Zé Rafael, Fabinho, Gabriel Menino, Rafael Veiga, Estevão - López

Bahia (possible lineup): Jandrei - Wellington, Franco, Arboleda, Igor Vinicius - Luis Gustavo, Alisson, Aldemir Ferreira, Luciano, Lucas Moura - Calleri

Head to Head matches: Palmeiras vs Bahia

In their last three encounters, there was a goalless draw and one win for each club.

Free prediction today for the match: Palmeiras vs Bahia

The visitors are strong, but they are up against the champions. Bet on a Palmeiras win with a -1 goal handicap (odds – 1.99).