Vitoria have an excellent season and they are on the second place at the moment
, just two points behind the leader Coritiba. In the last round they outplayed Sao Paulo and won 3:2. Maximiliano Biancucchi scored two goals, while the third scorer was Dinei. Vitoria are excellent at home, winning the previous three matches. There is one positive news in front of this match – the striker Andre Lima who played in China, signed for Vitoria. So, they will enter this match even stronger. Four players are injured (Deola, Luis Alberto, Mansur and Neto Coruja ), but that’s not a problem as they are the same that missed last round.
Bahia played three games after the international break and have a mixed results – one win, one draw and one defeat. The form isn’t ideal, but they have bigger problems in front of this visit. Three important players are sidelined through suspension, few more are injured. Fahel, Diones and Marquinhos Gabriel are banned, while Avine, Helder, Rafael Donato and Toro are out injured. This is a big handicap for Bahia.
At the end I will mention that Vitoria have an excellent mutual record against Bahia in the last period – four wins and two draws on the last six matches. I expect another victory for Vitoria.