Bahia vs Santos Soccer Prediction Today
The Bahian tricolor began the match with defeat. In the first round, in Porto Alegre, was beaten by Internacional by 2 to 0. As it was eliminated early from the Brazil Cup, the team had the week off for training allowing coach Guto Ferreira to correct the errors presented in the capital of Rio Grande do Sul.
The biggest one was the lack of creativity. Although he had possession of the ball for a longer time (53% to 47%), Bahia did not know how to take advantage of that advantage. He had fewer finishes (10 to 7) than the home side and hit only two on the target – against four on the home team.
The defeat in Porto Alegre was the second in a row. The Bahia had had its sequence of nine matches without losing interrupted in its debut in the Glass South American. In Bolivia, it was surpassed by Blooming by 1 to 0.
Although the formations in the two games were quite different, the playing style was the same. The team stood up too defensively and exchanged side passes when the ball was concerned more about not giving chances to the rival than in creating chances of danger.
The home factor should cause the posture to be changed. However, this should not have a large effect on the ladder. It is probable that Guto Ferreira maintain the base of the team that acted before the International, that counted on Douglas Friedrich; Nino Paraíba, Tiago, Douglas Grolli and Léo; Gregore, Elton, Vinícius, Marco Antônio and Zé Rafael; Edigar June. One possible change, to give more offensive options, would be Regis’ entry. In that case, Marco Antonio would be the main candidate to lose the spot among the starters.
Santos was not brilliant but secured their first three points at the Brasileirão by beating Ceará 2-0 at Pacaembu in Sao Paulo on Saturday night, April 14. Just as he had demonstrated in the 1-0 win in Argentina, against Independiente, for the Copa Libertadores de America, coach Jair Ventura Filho showed that he was able to build a strong defensive system.
That was the basis of the success he achieved last season. However, the same speed is lacking in the transition from defense to attack so that he can better take advantage of the opportunities of counterattack and the finishing power of Rodrygo and Gabigol.
Another great option for speed counter-attacks may be available at the match in Salvador. After about three months away due to the eye injury, striker Bruno Henrique has chances of being related to the match. If this happens, it is most likely to be placed on the reservation bank by entering the second step.
He will have the Brasileirão as a platform to regain his physical form since he still has two suspension games to complete in international competitions. Thus, it can not be used in the match on Tuesday, April 24, against Estudiantes, at home, or in front of Nacional, in Uruguay, on May 1.
The likely team for Saturday’s showdown is Vanderlei; Daniel Guedes, Lucas Veríssimo and Dodo; Alison; Eduardo Sasha, Jean Mota, Léo Cittadini and Rodrygo; Gabigol.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Bahia vs Santos
With limited resources, just as when he was at Botafogo, coach Jair Ventura Filho tries to build a similar tactical structure, without prioritizing possession of the ball, but seeking to counterattack at speed when the ball is resumed. Bahia goes in the opposite direction. He likes to have the ball and to change passes, although this does not mean the creation of goal moves.
Prediction Today: A tie