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The LigaPro tie at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra on Monday will see home side Académica playing against opponents Arouca.
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Académica will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-1 LigaPro success versus Chaves.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that it has been a great time for the Académica rearguard. Os Estudantes have been mean at the back, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 clashes standing at 3. We shall soon find out if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Académica are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Arouca will come into the game following on from a 3-0 LigaPro win in the defeat of Vilafranquense in their last outing.
A series of steadfast showings by the Arouca defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 2 from their past 6 clashes in total. In that period, their own attack force has managed to score 13.
Coming into this meeting, Arouca are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 02/04/2016, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Académica winning 3 of those games, Arouca 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 11 for Os Estudantes and 7 belonging to Arouca. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: Académica
Académica boss João Serra Ferreira Pereira doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Arouca
Owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go, Arouca boss Joaquim Machado doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
We’re inclined to think that Arouca and Académica should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 1-1 score draw at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cidade de Coimbra (30,210)
Captain: Mário Marinho
Chairman: Pedro Moreira Dias Frias Roxo
Manager: João Serra Ferreira Pereira
Competitions: LigaPro position 3