Bahia to record victory over Liverpool in the Copa Sudamericana
06 February 2019, 12:05
Bahia to record victory over Liverpool in the Copa Sudamericana

On Thursday night, Bahia and Liverpool go head-to-head in the first phase first leg of the Copa Sudamericana.

Brazilian team Bahia have a mixed recent record in the Copa Sudamericana, as they have won four, drawn two and lost one of their last seven outings in the continental competition.

Bahia’s recent outings in this competition have been relatively low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last six matches, including their last two games in the Copa Sudamericana.

The home side has a strong recent home record in this competition, winning five of their last six matches on home soil. A 1-0 defeat in their last home game in this competition against Athletico Paranaense ended a five-game winning run in the competition on home soil.

Bahia’s recent home games in the Copa Sudamericana have been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last ten outings. They have also conceded just two goals in their last six Copa Sudamericana matches at the Arena Fonte Nova.

Liverpool of Uruguay heads into this clash in indifferent form, having won just two of their last seven games in all competitions.

The visitors do not have much recent experience in the Copa Sudamericana, having featured just three times in the competition in the last decade. Their recent record in the Copa is not great either, as a 1-0 win over Fluminense in 2017 in their last game ended a three-game losing run in the competition.

Their most recent games in the Copa Sudamericana have been low scoring affairs, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last six matches. Liverpool’s away form in the competition is not great either, as they have won just one of their last five games in their travels while suffering three defeats in the process.

Forebet predicts that Bahia will record a victory in a low scoring clash to take a lead into the second leg of this tie.