Vasco da Gama and Bahia face at Estádio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, in a match for the 18th round of the Serie A. The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 4 head‑to‑heads they won 4. Accordingly, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Serie A, on 25‑09‑2018, Vasco da Gama won by (2‑1). Yago Pikachu (32′ ) and Marrony (78′ ) scored for Vasco da Gama and Gilberto (45′ ) for Bahia. The home/away factor is worth special atention, since although this is a match between 15th and 8th of the league table, it’s also a match between the 12th best team in home matches and the 11th best in away matches.
Vasco VS Bahia
07 September 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 18
Analysis of Vasco da Gama
The home team is currently in the 15th position of the league, with 20 points won, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against São Paulo, by (2‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Cruzeiro, by (1‑0). This is a team that usually plays better at home, where they have won 15 points, against only 5 points in away matches. In the last 9 home league matches Vasco da Gama has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 27 possible. The most recurrent result at half‑time in their home league matches was the 0‑0 (5 out of 9 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 8 of their 17 matches for this competition, and have only turned the score around in 1.
Coming from a defeat in the competition, the Vasco da Gama team needs to recover the lost points, so while playing at home it is important to be able to show good football. The goal of the home team is to seek a regularity of good results, thus moving away from the sticking area. In the last round, Vasco da Gama’s team ended up being defeated away from home by Cruzeiro by 1-0. The coach must go full force for this match.
Analysis of Bahia
The away team is currently in the 8th position of the league, with 27 points won, after 7 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Atlético Mineiro, by (0‑1). In the last match, they won in a home match against CSA, by (1‑0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 7 points in away matches and 20 points at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 6 goals conceded at home, against 6 goals scored and 9 conceded in away matches. In the last 8 away league matches Bahia has a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 24 possible. In their away matches there are a few frequent results: at half‑time 1‑0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches) and after the 90′ 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 5 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 17 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
So far, the Bahia team is within the qualifying zone for the South American, but the visitors dream higher and hope to reach a place for Libertadores da America. In this match the difficulties should appear, as they will be playing away from home, so it is essential that they mark the other team very intensely. In the last round, Bahia got a home win against CSA by 1-0. The coach should not have major absences for this match.