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The twenty-seventh round of the Brazilian Championship in its 2017 edition.
Starting at 21h (GMT), the game takes place in Pacaembu, since Allianz Parque, the main venue of the matches in Palmeiras, is being used for another event.
The biggest goal is to get in the top four, which would give the right to go straight to the group stage of the continental tournament without running the risk of being knocked out in the playoffs.
With 43 points (13 wins, four draws and nine losses), Verdão started the twenty-seventh round outside that block. He was in fifth place. But he played a game less than Cruzeiro, who started the day in fifth place.
To face Bahia, coach Cuca will not be able to count on right-back Mayke and defender Luan. They are suspended. On the side, the biggest candidate for the position is Jean. In the defense, Edu Dracena occupies the post.
With 31 points (eight wins, seven draws and 11 losses).
Bahia opened the round outside the relegation zone, in thirteenth position. However, with only one point advantage over the team that opened the sticking region.
Carpegianni, who had just been hired to beat the team in the bank, opted to do closed training to prepare for the match, but said he wanted to promote changes in the style of play.
He said he wants the team to have a less reactive stance and try to dominate their opponents by taking possession of the ball longer. To achieve this the coach must promote the return of Renê Júnior to the midfield.
Palmeiras vs Bahia head to head matches
18.06.17 SA Bahia Palmeiras 2 : 4
02.11.14 SA Bahia Palmeiras 0 : 1
03.08.14 SA Palmeiras Bahia 1 : 1
17.10.12 SA Bahia Palmeiras 0 : 1
27.07.12 SA Palmeiras Bahia 0 : 2