Criciuma vs Bahia prediction, odds & betting tips – 16/06/2024

Criciuma welcome Bahia to the Estádio Heriberto Hülse to contest a Serie A fixture on Sunday, 16 June.

The hosts are in rotten form ahead of another tough test against high-flying Bahia this weekend. View our Brazilian Serie A betting tips for the clash below.

Criciuma vs Bahia prediction: Visitors to prevail?

Key Stats

  • Criciuma have lost each of their last five assignments in all competitions.
  • Bahia are unbeaten in seven straight matches in Serie A.
  • 100% of Bahia’s four away games in the league this term have featured goals at both ends.
  • Criciuma conceded at least two goals in each of their last three Serie A fixtures.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Hosts listed as underdogs

  • HOME: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • DRAW: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%
  • AWAY: 29/20 (2.45) – 40.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Criciuma were beaten 3-1 by Atletico Paranaense in their last runout stretching their dismal recent run to five defeats in all competitions. The bookies have made the hosts 2/1 underdogs against a stronger Bahia outfit on Sunday and we’re also tipping the visitors to pocket maximum points.

Bahia picked up three points thanks to a 1-0 win over a tricky Fortaleza when last seen and moved joint-top of the Serie A table shortly after. The bookmakers have equipped the visitors with a 40.8% chance of winning again this weekend and our betting tips have backed Bahia to succeed.

Last five H2Hs: Bahia have been dominant

Bahia beat Criciuma 2-0 when the teams last met in cup in May and they have won four of their last five meetings with Sunday’s opponent overall.

Copa do Brasil 23/05/24

Criciuma

Criciuma

0
EC Bahia

EC Bahia

2

Copa do Brasil 30/04/24

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

1
Criciuma

Criciuma

0

Brazil Serie B 08/09/22

Criciuma

Criciuma

0
EC Bahia

EC Bahia

0

Brazil Serie B 04/06/22

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

2
Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie B 30/09/16

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

2
Criciuma

Criciuma

0

Criciuma preview: Hosts missing five players

Felipe Vizeu and Fellipe Mateus are both out of action for Criciuma while Miguel Trauco and Rodrigo Fagundeas are suspended. Wilker Angel is away on international duty, meanwhile. Criciuma dropped into the relegation zone following their latest defeat.

Predicted lineup: Gustavo (GK), Jonathan, Maia, Figueiredo, Hermes, Barreto, Ronald, Meritao, Matheusinho, Bolasie, Eder

Brazil Serie A 17/07/24

L

Corinthians

Corinthians

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 11/07/24

D

Fluminense

Fluminense

1

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

L

Vitoria

Vitoria

2

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 03/07/24

W

Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro

0

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

D

Internacional

Internacional

1

Criciuma

Criciuma

1

Bahia preview: Thaciano suspended

Thaciano is still serving a ban and will miss Sunday's game while Santiago Arias is away at Copa America with Colombia. Bahia could use the same XI that produced a winning performance against Fortaleza last time out.

Predicted lineup: Felipe (GK), Gilberto, Xavier, Rezende, Juba, Alexandre, Ribeiro, Cauly, Lucas, Admier, Everaldo

Brazil Serie A 13/07/24

L

Cuiaba

Cuiaba

2

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

1

Brazil Serie A 10/07/24

W

Athletico Paranaense

Athletico Paranaense

1

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

3

Brazil Serie A 07/07/24

L

Palmeiras

Palmeiras

2

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

0

Brazil Serie A 04/07/24

W

EC Juventude

EC Juventude

0

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

2

Brazil Serie A 30/06/24

L

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

3

EC Bahia

EC Bahia

1

Player to watch – Marcos Felipe

Bahia emerged from a tough challenge against Fortaleza with three points in their last runout, though they needed keeper Marcos Felipe to be in top form to secure their crucial victory.

Criciuma vs Bahia prediction
Marcos Felipe was in sparkling form between the sticks for Bahia last week – Photo by Icon Sport

Felipe could be busy again

28-year-old Felipe made a whopping six saves to keep his clean sheet against Fortaleza in an acrobatic display last week and fresh from his best performances of the season so far, the stopper should be tough to score past again on Sunday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.