Bahia defines this Wednesday (8) whether or not to continue in the Copa do Brasil. Tricolor faces Camboriú (SC) in the dispute for a place in the third phase, at Estádio das Nações, in Balneário Camboriú, at 19h.
In the first phase of the competition, Bahia thrashed Jacuipense by 4 to 1. Now, Renato Paiva’s team needs to win – the tie leads to penalties – to continue in the national tournament and remove the mistrust of the fans, which grew again after the draw 1-1 at Ba-Vi, on Sunday (5).
For the game, the coach has the return of winger Ryan and midfielder Acevedo after completing suspension at Ba-Vi. The Uruguayan is who has the best chance of starting as a starter, replacing Yago Felipe. Apart from this modification, the tendency is for Paiva to keep the lineup of the classic.
Bahia’s opponent won access to the first division of Santa Catarina in 2021. Last year, it was state runner-up. Lost the title to Brusque in the final.
Already in the current season, there is a serious risk of being relegated. The team coached by Júnior Lopes (son of former coach Antônio Lopes) won only two of the 10 games and is two points behind the zone.
Check out the likely lineups:
Camboriu: Junior Belliato, João Carlos, Tom, Renan Diniz and Dieyson; Wagner Balotelli, Gabriel Tonini, and Dudu Figueiredo; Calyson, Emerson Machado and Franklin. Technician: Junior Lopes.
Bahia: Marcos Felipe, André, Marcos Victor, Gabriel Xavier and Matheus Bahia; Rezende, Acevedo and Cauly; Alligator, Ricardo Goulart and Biel. Technician: Renato Paiva.