Criciuma vs Bahia Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Brasileiro match between Criciuma and Bahia taking place on Sunday, June 16th 2024.

5:45am on Sunday 16th June 2024
Jake Skudder

The upcoming clash between Criciuma and Bahia in the Brasileiro Serie A promises to be an exciting encounter. Both teams have contrasting forms and ambitions heading into this match at the Estadio Heriberto Hulse.

This article provides a comprehensive preview, including team news, form analysis, and predictions for the match.

Criciuma's Recent Form

Criciuma, playing their first top-flight campaign since 2013, have had a rollercoaster season.

Despite a positive start, Claudio Tencati's men are on a three-match losing streak in the league.

Their home form has been particularly disappointing, with just one point from three domestic fixtures at Estadio Heriberto Hulse.

Notably, eight of the nine goals they've conceded in the league have come in home games.

Key Players and Absences

Felipe Vizeu and Fellipe Mateus are doubtful due to injuries, while Rodrigo returns from suspension.

Barreto, who scored in their last outing, will be crucial in midfield, but the absence of Wilker Angel, called up for Copa America, may affect their defence.

Bahia's Impressive Start

Bahia have been impressive this season, losing just once in eight fixtures.

Their recent victory over Fortaleza has seen them level on points with Flamengo at the top of the table.

Rogerio Ceni's side have shown resilience, remaining unbeaten in their last four away games, two of which were wins.

Team News and Expected Lineup

Bahia will be without Thaciano, suspended due to yellow card accumulation, and Nicolas Acevedo, who is injured.

However, Santiago Arias might be available for one more match before joining the Colombian national team.

Jean Lucas and Marcos Felipe, key contributors in their recent victory, are expected to feature prominently.

Head-to-Head and Predictions

Bahia have a strong record against Criciuma, remaining unbeaten in their last five encounters across all competitions.

They also knocked Criciuma out of the Copa do Brasil earlier this year with a 3-0 aggregate victory.

Predicted Outcome

Given the current form and historical performance, Bahia are likely to continue their dominant run against Criciuma.

We predict a 2-0 victory for Bahia, leveraging their strong defensive record and ability to perform in crucial moments.

For all of the analysis of Criciuma vs Bahia as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

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