Bahia vs São Paulo Soccer Prediction Today
The Tricolor is tight schedule if dividing in three competitions. You look great on two of them. He reached the semi-finals of the Northeast Cup and was very close to securing a place in the quarterfinals of the Brazilian Cup when he thrashed Vasco 3-0 on Wednesday night, May 9.
Brasileirao is an exception in this excellent campaign. In the fourth round, in Recife, Bahia lost the classic Northeastern with Sport, in Recife, by 2 to 0. Parked in the four points (one victory, one tie and two defeats), fell to the fifteenth position of the Brasileirão, as well near the relegation zone.
The loss of points was not the only loss left by the failure in the capital of Pernambuco. The Bahian team had the attacker Ítalo, who made his debut in the team, expelled. Thus, the athlete will have to comply suspension and will not be option for the duel of this Sunday.
Coach Guto Ferreira, with the great number of games in a row, has promoted a constant rotation in the starting team. Should maintain the strategy for Sunday’s showdown, despite not having revealed the team that wants to put on the field.
However, it is quite likely that this time the coach did not promote a large number of changes keeping the base that thrashed Vasco. Guto Ferreira considered the game on Wednesday as the best performance of the tricolor in the 2018 season, in which Bahia has already placed in its gallery of trophies the conquered in the Championship Baiano.
São Paulo did not have a victory of that level, but can not complain. Also on Wednesday night, he defeated, in Morumbi, the Central Rosario of Argentina, by 1 to 0, guaranteeing his passage to the second phase of the continental tournament. You’ll have to wait for the draw to meet your next opponent.
Although the performance was not spectacular, it served not only to ensure the classification but also to expand to seven the series of unbeaten games under the command of Uruguayan coach Diego Aguirre. It was five draws and two wins in the period. Three of these matches were in Brasileirão. The tricolor is undefeated in the tournament. With ten points, he started the fifth round in tenth place.
Despite the victory, the team was not without problems. The Peruvian midfielder Cueva, claiming to want to accompany the birth of his son, asked for dispensation. He will not be available for Sunday’s game. He has been released and as he is called up for the World Cup in Russia, he may not wear the club shirt again. It may be negotiated after the World Cup.
This reduces the options that Aguirre would have for a likely need to give Nene a break. The veteran player shows signs of fatigue and is not guaranteed. For the match in Salvador is expected the return of defender Rodrigo Caio, who was out of three games by injury.
Caio would allow Aguirre to re-form the team with three defenders. He would act alongside Anderson Martins and Ariposa, who started in the reserve against Rosario to have his physical condition preserved.
It is not the style of the Bahian tricolor to break out of rivals. The team led by coach Guto Ferreira avoids taking a lot of risk and looks for wins in moderation. When he plays away from his dominions, Sao Paulo has adopted a rather closed posture under Aguirre’s command. Thus, the tie ends up being a good choice of guess for the confrontation of this Sunday.
Prediction Today: A tie