Bahia v Palmeiras Betting Tips: 1 AH+0.25, 2017-06-18

Bahia can hold their own against out of sorts Palmieras

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Prass (Palmeiras)

BAHIA v PALMEIRAS

Sunday 18th June 2017 – Kickoff: 1600hrs

Football – Brazil – Serie A Betting Tips

Bahia have made a good start in their return to the Brazilian Serie A this season as they sit in sixth spot ahead of their encounter at their Arena Fonte Nova against a surprisingly out of sorts Palmeiras who are defending their Serie A title.

Although Bahia come into this match having suffered a 1-0 defeat against Gremio and drew 0-0 with Coritiba, it should be noted that both of these results were away from home, while Bahia’s performances and results on home turf have been impressive so far this season.

The hosts hold a 100% record at home with stats of  3-0-0  10/2 having recorded wins over Atletico PR 6-2, Atletico GO 3-0 and Cruzeiro 1-0 and as you can see, they’ve done it in style too. They’ll once again turn to their home form for this encounter as they look to maintain their solid start.

Onto Palmeiras, and having won the Brazilian Serie A title last season, they were expected to be occupying at least a top six spot at the start of this new campaign, but things haven’t gone their way to date as they languish in 16th spot, and just one point above the relegation zone ahead of this encounter.

The title holders have continued their solid form at their Allianz Parque, but it’s been their results away from home which have set the early alarm bells ringing as they’ve slumped to four defeats on the trot amidst an overall disappointing record of  0-0-4  0/5, along with failing to score in each of these defeats.

Losses at Chapecoense, Sao Paulo, Coritiba and Santos mean they head into this clash looking to avoid a fifth straight defeat on their travels.

I therefore believe there’s value in Bahia and the handicap here…

Pick: Bahia AH+0.25 @ 1.65 Bet Victor