Internacional vs Bahia Prediction & Tips
Internacional and Bahia meet in the Estádio José Pinheiro Borba (Beira-Rio), in a match of the first round of Brasileirão Série A. The record of recent direct confrontations favors the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 10/26/2014, ended with the International’s victory by (2-0). Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of the International
The home team debut in this edition after finishing last season in 2nd place and achieved access. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 13 conceded, against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 home defeats, with 24 goals scored and 6 conceded. In the last game he played for the Copa do Brasil, he beat Vitória at home (2-1). For the last 10 home games, Internacional has recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In 15 games, he managed to turn the scoring in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Internacional had a great performance in the B Series of last year where they got the access without great difficulties and now arrives for the Series A with a team of good quality, being one of the most traditional teams of Brazil. The team underperformed in the Campeonato Gaúcho where they finished third in the group stage behind lower-quality teams such as Caxias and Brazil de Pelotas and was unlucky to face the strong team of Grêmio in the quarterfinals, saying goodbye to the competition early, but in the Copa do Brasil has been performing well and won all 3 games so far. The International is characterized by a team that mixes experience and youth and usually attacks their opponents a lot, but leaves many spaces in the defense and has suffered counterattacks fast and that pression enough, in case of his next game, then the team must be well aware not to leave too many spaces in your defense. Playing at home, like Sunday’s showdown, Internacional lost only 1 of their 9 matches for all competitions this season, just for Grêmio, but overall it’s a very difficult team to beat in this kind of situation and it’s worth noting that of these 9 games, did not concede goals in 6 of them, but against teams well inferior to what will face in this Series A. For the confrontation with Bahia, the coach Odair Hellmann will not be able to count on the goalkeeper Danilo Fernandes and the striker Leandro Damião , both due to injury.
Analysis of Bahia
This will be the first game in this edition of the visiting team’s competition, which finished the previous edition in 12th place. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 15 goals scored and 12 conceded. Already inside the home, it won 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 37 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a defeat out with the Blooming by (1-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Bahia has won 5, drawn 2 and lost 3. His attack has scored regularly, as he has achieved in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times but managed to turn the score in 2.
Bahia had only median performance in last year’s Brazilian Championship, but did not suffer any downside risks and is now looking for a more regular campaign where they can fight higher on the national starting table. The team has been performing well in the season, having won the Campeonato Baiano over the biggest rival Vitoria, won all 4 of the Northeast Cup and lost only 2 of the last 18 matches in 2018 for all competitions, one of these defeats was playing with his reserve team. Bahia is a team that likes to play in a very offensive way, has socks that kick well and usually cast several times per game, and his defense has also been doing well with only 1 goal conceded in his last 5 matches, but it is worth noting that part of their games this year were against second-tier teams. For the match against Internacional, coach Guto Ferreira will not be able to count on defender Jackson and with attacker Kayke, both injured.
Internacional – Bahia FREE TIPS
Internacional – Win @ 1.60
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90