Bahia vs Criciuma Prediction 01.05.2024

Bahia

Bahia

1 - 0

Half time: 0 - 0

Full time: 1 - 0

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Criciúma

Criciúma

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1.67

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5.22

  • Competition: Copa do Brasil - 3rd round 1st leg
  • Date: Wednesday, 1st, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 23:00 UK/00.00 CEST
  • Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador)

Bahia and Criciuma will compete for advancement to the last 16 of the Copa do Brasil as they meet in the first leg of their third-round tie at Arena Fonte Nova on Wednesday.

Bahia vs Criciuma Betting Tips : BAHIA TO WIN

Following their impressive displays over the weekend in the Brazilian top-flight, both sides have bolstered their morale and will aim to maintain that intensity in their midweek contest, with the goal of pushing forward in the Copa do Brasil.

Bahia has certainly put the bitter opening day of the Brasileiro Serie A campaign behind them, as their unbeaten streak extended to three matches (W2, D1) when they faced Gremio last time out, securing a solitary 1-0 victory in their own backyard.

Shifting their focus to the Copa do Brasil, the Tricolors are determined to gain an edge in the first leg on Wednesday, banking on their exceptional dominance at the Arena Fonte Nova, where they have triumphed in an astounding 18 out of 19 home contests in 2024.

As they aim to sneak into the best 16 of the tournament for the fourth year in a row, a feat that includes last year's quarterfinal berth, Rogerio Ceni's men will need to overcome a tough obstacle in the form of Criciuma, who stand out as one of the few teams undefeated in the top division.

After being forced to share the spoils in identical 1-1 draws versus Juventude and Atletico-MG in the opening two rounds of the Brasileiro Serie A, the Tigres caused a major upset in matchday three by strolling to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Vasco da Gama.

When it comes to the Copa do Brasil, Claudio Tencati's men are not known for their long stay in the tournament, with their highlight being a round-of-16 appearance in the 2020-21 season. Fortunately, Criciuma ended their back-to-back second-round exits by advancing to the third round of this year's cup edition in mid-March with a victory over Brasiliense DF on penalties.

Nevertheless, Tigres are confronted with bleak prospects of earning a favorable outcome in the first leg against Bahia, as not only have they never celebrated a victory at Arena Fonte Nova, but they have also returned bruised and battered from each of their last three visits to the venue. Considering this, along with Tricolor's outstanding home record, a victory for the home team seems highly probable in this one.

Bahia vs Criciúma Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Criciúma

    0 : 0

    Bahia

    Serie B

  2. Bahia

    2 : 1

    Criciúma

    Serie B

  3. Bahia

    2 : 0

    Criciúma

    Serie B

  4. Criciúma

    3 : 2

    Bahia

    Serie B

  5. Bahia

    1 : 0

    Criciúma

    Serie B

Bahia

Bahia team news

Long-term absent duo Ryan Carlos and Nicolas Acevedo are still nursing their injuries, while the Uruguayan midfielder could miss at least another month of action until he returns from a months-long absence.

The seasoned defender Victor Cuesta, who underwent nasal surgery, is yet another Bahia player sidelined for the Copa do Brasil clash against Criciuma, with Kanu expected to fill his spot in the back four.

Last matches of Bahia

  1. Bahia

    1 : 0

    Gremio

    Serie A

  2. Vitória

    2 : 2

    Bahia

    Serie A

  3. Bahia

    2 : 1

    Fluminense

    Serie A

  4. SC Internacional

    2 : 1

    Bahia

    Serie A

  5. Bahia

    3 : 0

    Clube Náutico

    Copa do Nordeste

Bahia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    Marcos Felipe

Defenders

  • 46

    Luciano Juba

  • 4

    Kanu

  • 3

    Gabriel Xavier

  • 13

    Santiago Arias

Midfielders

  • 10

    Everton Ribeiro

  • 8

    Cauly

  • 6

    Jean Lucas

  • 19

    Caio Alexandre

Forwards

  • 9

    Everaldo

  • 16

    Thaciano

Criciúma

Criciuma team news

Meanwhile, Criciuma will be without the services of defensive trio Tobias Figueiredo, Guilherme and Jonathan for Wednesday's Copa do Brasil first-leg clash.

Buoyed by a memorable 4-0 win over Vasco da Gama, particularly Felipe Mateus' brace, manager Claudio Tencati could keep an unchanged XI.

Last matches of Criciúma

  1. Vasco da Gama

    0 : 4

    Criciúma

    Serie A

  2. Criciúma

    1 : 1

    Juventude

    Serie A

  3. Criciúma

    1 : 1

    Brusque

    Catarinense 1

  4. Brusque

    1 : 2

    Criciúma

    Catarinense 1

  5. Criciúma

    3 : 3

    Barra FC

    Catarinense 1

Criciúma lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Gustavo

Defenders

  • 14

    Miguel Trauco

  • 4

    Wilker Angel

  • 3

    Rodrigo

  • 27

    Claudinho

Midfielders

  • 22

    Marcelo Hermes

  • 10

    Marquinhos Gabriel

  • 7

    Fellipe Mateus

  • 5

    Higor Meritao

  • 88

    Barreto

Forwards

  • 11

    Yannick Bolasie

4 Reasons why we expect Bahia to Win

  1. Bahia have come out on top in an incredible 18 out of 19 matches at home.
  2. Bahia have won both of their Brasileiro Serie A home matches this new season against Gremio and Fluminense.
  3. Criciuma have managed only one victory in their last four competitive matches.
  4. Criciuma have been defeated by Bahia in three straight meetings at the Arena Fonte Nova.

Main prediction Bahia - Criciúma

Bahia to win

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:2.20

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Best odds:2.09

Bahia vs Criciuma - FAQ

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Who is Bahia's player to watch?

Thaciano currently leads Bahia's scoring charts after netting six goals into the opponent's net.

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Who is Criciuma's player to watch?

With his brace in the 4-0 victory over Vasco da Gama last time out, Fellipe Mateus has reached a tally of five goals this season for Criciuma, the most of any player in the team.