Match Time：10/10/2019 08:00 Thursday (GMT+8)
This midweek Bahia won’t be able to count with midfielder Guerra, who got his third yellow card last weekend and is now suspended.
That’s the same reason keeping Sao Paulo center back Arboleda out, and to make things even more complicated, forward Anthony and right back Daniel Alves are both with Brazil’s squads.
Injured/unavailable: Ernando (back), Elton (knee)
Suspended: Gonzalo Carneiro (doping), Arboleda
Injured/unavailable: Anthony (international), Daniel Alves (international), Everton (knee), Toro (thigh)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Bahia heavily disappointed their fans last weekend, when they hosted Athletico Paranaense and lost the match 2-1, which got them out of the Top-6, but they didn’t have a poor match, as they created many chances to score and hit the post three times, and now they hope to have better luck.
The problem is that they will play against a team that lost only one of their five league matches and come from a 2-1 home win against Fortaleza, which makes their new coach Fernando Diniz arrive to this game unbeaten after and draw and a win in the last couple of rounds.
They are still not playing very well, though, especially because they have a good squad and both critics and fans expect more from them, and with a new coach it will take them some time before playing great football, which is something Bahia have already been doing this season and that will lead them to a home win.
SECOND PREDICTION: HILO - LOW
These are two of the best defenses in the league, as Sao Paulo conceded 16 times while Bahia allowed their opponents to score a bit more than that, a total of 20 goals, and with such defensive commitment from both sides we will see two or fewer goals in this match, which means a low score.
HEAD TO HEAD
Bahia didn't lose any of their last three matches against Sao Paulo, with two wins and one draw. In fact, they didn't even concede in any of those games.