Two sides within the backside half of the Brasileiro Serie A desk go face to face on Saturday when Santos welcome Bahia to the Estadio Urbano Caldeira.
The hosts have did not style victory in every of their final six outings in all competitions, whereas the guests ended their run of three straight defeats final trip.
Santos’ horrid run of video games continued final trip after they fell to a 2-1 defeat by the hands of Cuiaba on the Area Pantanal.
Regardless of being on the again foot for a lot of the recreation, Jonathan Cafu and Elton scored both aspect of Gabriel Pirani‘s equaliser at hand the Alvinegro their fifth win of the season.
Previous to that, Fabio Carille‘s males fell to a 1-0 first-leg loss in opposition to Atletico Paranaense within the Copa do Brasil quarter-finals on August 25 earlier than struggling a humbling 4-0 defeat by the hands of Flamengo one week later.
This poor run has been right down to their struggles on the attacking finish of the pitch, the place they’ve scored six targets of their final 9 video games.
Whereas they are going to be trying to return to profitable methods, they face a Bahia aspect who’ve gained every of the latest two conferences between the edges, together with a 2-0 victory of their season’s curtain-raiser on the Area Fonte Nova.
Saturday’s guests ended their four-game winless run final Sunday after they claimed an exciting 4-2 victory over Fortaleza on residence turf.
A hat-trick from Hugo Rodallega put Diego Dabove‘s aspect in a commanding three-goal lead earlier than Yago Pikachu and Matheus Vargas scored to scale back the deficit, however Rodallega to verify of the outcome when he grabbed his fourth purpose of the sport within the the seventy fifth minute to cap off a sensational particular person efficiency.
The Salvador-based aspect had failed to select up a single level within the final three video games resulting in the win, dropping to Atletico Goianiense, Gremio and Fluminense, whereas conceding six targets and scoring one.
With 21 factors from 19 video games, Bahia are at present sixteenth within the Serie A standings, three factors above the relegation locations and one beneath Saturday’s hosts.
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The hosts can be with out a number of key gamers, together with the Brazilian midfield duo of Jobson and Sandry, who’ve each been sidelined with long-term accidents.
Promising teenager Kaiky Melo is out of competition for the sport after sustaining an harm within the 1-1 draw in opposition to Fortaleza one month in the past, whereas John (meniscus), Jean Mota (ankle), Kevin Malthus (ligament) and Marinho (knee) are additionally on the membership’s harm desk.
In the meantime, Bahia stay with out the providers of Brazilian midfielder Thonny Anderson, who picked up an harm in July’s recreation in opposition to Atletico Mineiro.
Indio Ramirez continues his lengthy journey from harm, whereas 33-year-old goalkeeper Danilo Fernandes misses out by way of an harm he sustained in opposition to Sport Recife 5 weeks in the past.
Veteran ahead Hugo Rodallega placed on a headline-grabbing efficiency final trip when he scored all 4 targets in opposition to Fortaleza and we count on the previous Fulham man to guide the assault on Saturday.
Santos attainable beginning lineup:
Paulo; Jonatan, W Leonardo, Robson, Para; Mota, Camacho, Sanchez; Guilherme, M Leonardo, Pirani
Bahia attainable beginning lineup:
Teixeira; Paraiba, Conti, Otavio, Capixaba; Araujo, Danielzinho; Rossi, Rodriguinho, Mugni; Rodallega
We are saying: Santos 2-1 Bahia
Either side at present discover themselves separated by one level and two locations simply outdoors the relegation zone after a collection of unconvincing performances. Bahia, who’ve struggled to get going away from residence, are with no win of their final six away video games in all competitions and we predict Santos will make use of their residence benefit and declare a morale-boosting win.
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