Bahia vs Flamengo for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Sunday at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Stadium.
On Sunday Serie A returns and Bahia receives Flamengo at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. Bahia that started with a promising season, but we can say that things have gone totally out of control in recent times.
The team is under pressure from the fans. However, I think the hosts are of sufficient quality to change things. The Bahian team won last time in early June, since then, has recorded a sequence of seven matches without winning, with four draws and three losses. This negative series of results caused the team to fall to the twelfth position.
The team currently has sixteen (four wins, four losses and four draws), and is on the edge of the 2020 South American qualifying zone. This game is being viewed as a great game as over 36,000 tickets have been sold. Still injured and out of this game, Elton, Ernando, Iago and Rogério.
Flamengo after three games without a win now has a series of two victorious matches. In their last match, they managed to beat the two-goal deficit against Ecuador’s Emelec in the Copa Libertadores round of 16. It was a very intense game, decided only on penalties, and therefore the physical condition of the players should not be the best.
Coach Jorge Jesus is expected to make some changes as he cannot overburden the players too much. However, Flamengo has no appointments next week, so team rotation should not be overstated.
Flamengo is in the fight for the Brasileirão title, has twenty-four points (seven wins, three draws and two losses) and occupies the third position in the leaderboard, five points behind leader Santos. In fact, this team has an outstanding squad, and they say they have big salaries, and their supporters hope they get the title of the championship as well as the international.
Bahia, although being the hosts, is in a weaker form, facing a tired Flamengo, but with an eye on the title. I’ll bet on Jorge Jesus’s team.