Bahia vs Cruzeiro for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Saturday at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova.
Baihans receive the miners at the Fonte Nova Arena where an exciting game is predicted. Bahia currently ranks eleventh in the standings with 14 points. The men of Bahia were in good shape before the Copa America, but they have been losing steam since then. They haven’t won in five games, losing three and drawing two.
The Tricolores were eliminated from the Copa do Brasil in the quarter-finals by Grémio, midway through the week, and at the weekend they also lost to Santos 1-0. Bahia is now desperate to get points that make them rise to the top of the table.
Usually, this team is reliable at home, they have won ten of their last twelve games in their stadium, so they must be confident of getting the win and the three points. It may be noted that this is not the first time that the team has suffered a loss of form since the beginning of the season Bahia was eliminated from the South American Cup and also in the Northeast Cup.
Results that caused Enderson Moreira to be fired and replaced with Roger Machado. It seems that forward Rogério loses his game because of an injury.
Cruzeiro has performed much lower than expected in Brasileirão, but in competitions such as the Copa do Brasil and Libertadores da América, the team has been different, with very consistent performances.
This situation is not strange to us, it seems that the focus of this team sharpens on these competitions. This team is considered one of the best in Brazilian football, at least on paper, but Mano Menezes and his players do not match that status. It should be remembered that the Fox at the beginning of the season was one of the most strong squads, so much so that they managed an invincible series of twenty-two games without losing, but today the situation is entirely different.
The Raposa is in seventeenth place on the leaderboard, the first in the relegation zone with nine points. It is also important to say that the club is experiencing a severe administrative crisis, which includes late payments, but this can not be an excuse to trim everything.
For this game, Mano Menezes will likely make changes in the team, since there is a game coming soon for the Libertadores of America.
After two home defeats, Bahia will want to return to their winning ways in front of their fans, while Cruzeiro will also want to score points.