Match sneak peek for Serie A: Bahia - Grêmio at Arena Fonte Nova

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (48000 seats)

Life has been a bit difficult for Bahia so far, and the same description fits Grêmio. These students from the school of hard knocks eye some important points here.

Insights:
  • Bahia have the most conceded goals in the second half (29) in Serie A
  • Grêmio haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

The visiting Grêmio played their last game only three days ago, a Serie A match.

These teams have little in common geographically as Grêmio have to travel 1600 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Bahia form and stats

Bahia have played 16 Serie A games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 6-5-5 (wins-draws-losses). When Bahia hosts teams that live in the bottom of the table (like Chapecoense, Sao Paulo, Atletico GO, Juventude, Sport Recife and Bahia), they have won 3 of 5 matches!

Times are rough for the home team, having gone 283 minutes without scoring a league goal. Rossi was the last player to find the net.

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Bahia, who played 0-0 against Cuiaba. That match was also played at this venue (Arena Fonte Nova). The gifted forward Hugo Rodallega bettered all teammates in that game and was awarded a match rating of 7.63 out of 10. Rodallega hit the woodwork once and hit four key passes.

Heartbreak before that as Bahia lost 0-1 at Sport Recife's place.

This is expected to be a close game, with Bahia perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Bahia as a small favourite), we find 13 games. Bahia has won five of these, drawn two and lost six.

There will be little rest for Bahia after this match as they are travelling to Atletico GO for a Serie A game in only three days.

Bahia are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 20 goals in 16 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Bahia's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 18 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Grêmio form and stats

There's been little loot from Grêmio's travels as they have only collected 12 points from 17 away games in the Serie A. Grêmio only have 4 wins to counter their 13 defeats and 0 draws.

Grêmio delivered a 2-2 draw playing at home against Flamengo (placed 2nd) in their previous match; a Serie A game. Grêmio's last match (vs Flamengo) ended in drama as all points looked lost at the score 0-2. They did not give up, fought back and in the end a courageous finish rescued a draw after 90 minutes thanks to a 82nd minute equalizer by Ferreira. Ferreira got a match rating of 9.04 in that game, top player of the team. Ferreira scored one goal, served one assist, hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 7 of 13 times and had 42 successful passes (of 43 total).

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Chapecoense at their stadium, the result 3-1.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by Grêmio in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Grêmio, zero draws and three defeats.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Grêmio as they have only managed to score 13 times from 17 away games in the league. As for defending, Grêmio rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 26 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two teams involved played each other earlier on this season: Grêmio - Bahia 2-0. Head to head totals (for the previous ten meetings): Bahia won three games, two matches ended with a draw and Grêmio got five wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / eight

Top Goalscorers

BahiaG. Oliveira Souza Junior
G. Oliveira Souza Junior
12 goals
GrêmioD. de Souza Andrade
D. de Souza Andrade
7 goals
BahiaH. Rodallega Martínez
H. Rodallega Martínez
5 goals

Bahia missing players

Grêmio missing players

Bahia Grêmio
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 5 17 34
9 6 3 Won W 1 4 10
10 5 0 Drew D 0 0 6
14 5 2 Lost L 4 13 18
33 20 6 Scored S 4 13 35
43 18 3 Conceded C 8 26 44
82% 81% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
64% 56% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 53% 59%
39% 44% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 35% 41%
18% 19% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 24% 26%
15% 19% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 12% 9%
33% 38% 20% BTTS BTTS 40% 35% 41%
36% 44% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 18% 26%
48% 38% 20% Failed to Score F T 60% 47% 38%
 
5.5 6.7 6.6 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.7 6.4
5.5 4.8 4.8 Corners against (avg) C A 3.6 4.1 3.6
2.4 2.4 1.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.6 3.3 2.7
3 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 6
 
12.3 14.4 15.6 Shots (avg) S ( 15 12.6 14.9
3.8 4.6 4.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.2 4 4.5
27% 27% 26% Goal Efficiency G E 19% 19% 23%
 
13.2 11.4 10 Shots against (avg) S A 10.6 12.3 10.9
4.2 3.5 2.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 4.2 4.1
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Bahia have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Bahia have the most conceded goals in the second half (29) in Serie A
  • Bahia have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Grêmio haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atletico Mineiro 34 23 6 5 55 24 17 15 1 1 36 9 17 8 5 4 19 15 31 75
2 Flamengo 34 20 7 7 66 31 17 12 1 4 29 13 17 8 6 3 37 18 35 67
3 Palmeiras 35 18 5 12 54 42 18 10 3 5 32 26 17 8 2 7 22 16 12 59
4 Corinthians 34 14 11 9 37 32 17 9 4 4 24 17 17 5 7 5 13 15 5 53
5 Fortaleza 34 15 7 12 41 41 17 9 4 4 23 18 17 6 3 8 18 23 0 52
6 Bragantino 34 13 13 8 50 40 17 6 8 3 26 19 17 7 5 5 24 21 10 52
7 Fluminense 35 14 9 12 34 34 18 10 5 3 21 14 17 4 4 9 13 20 0 51
8 Internacional 35 12 11 12 42 38 17 8 5 4 27 19 18 4 6 8 15 19 4 47
9 Ceara 34 10 16 8 36 34 17 9 6 2 22 13 17 1 10 6 14 21 2 46
10 America Mineiro 34 11 12 11 35 36 17 7 6 4 17 11 17 4 6 7 18 25 -1 45
11 Cuiaba 34 9 16 9 31 32 17 6 6 5 16 17 17 3 10 4 15 15 -1 43
12 Atletico PR 34 12 6 16 39 43 17 7 4 6 22 21 17 5 2 10 17 22 -4 42
13 Santos 34 10 12 12 30 38 17 8 5 4 18 13 17 2 7 8 12 25 -8 42
14 Sao Paulo 34 9 15 10 26 33 17 5 9 3 13 14 17 4 6 7 13 19 -7 42
15 Atletico GO 34 9 14 11 26 34 17 4 10 3 13 13 17 5 4 8 13 21 -8 41
16 Juventude 34 9 13 12 33 40 17 7 6 4 17 15 17 2 7 8 16 25 -7 40
17 Bahia 33 9 10 14 33 43 16 6 5 5 20 18 17 3 5 9 13 25 -10 37
18 Grêmio 34 10 6 18 35 44 17 6 6 5 22 18 17 4 0 13 13 26 -9 36
19 Sport Recife 34 8 9 17 21 33 17 5 5 7 11 11 17 3 4 10 10 22 -12 33
20 Chapecoense 34 1 12 21 27 59 17 0 6 11 13 30 17 1 6 10 14 29 -32 15

Read more about Serie A

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often called the Brasileirão (or just Série A), is the primary football competition in Brazil. It has 20 teams playing each other twice from May to December, a total of 38 fixtures. The top team is crowned as the champion and the bottom four are relegated.