Académica will visit Parque Desportivo de Mafra on Saturday for the LigaPro showdown with hosts Mafra.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Mafra v Académica - as well as the best betting odds.
Mafra enter this match following a 1-1 LigaPro tied result against Chaves.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Mafra have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Mafra have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 13 goals along the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that Mafra:
- haven't won against Académica in their previous 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Since being beaten in their last game against Arouca in LigaPro competition, Académica will be aiming to make amends here.
A succession of effective displays by the Académica defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings in total. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 7. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Académica have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Team News: Mafra
Mafra manager has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Académica
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Académica boss João Serra Ferreira Pereira has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
Our assessment here is that Mafra might have a difficult job to put one past this Académica lineup who should score one, at least.
We therefore fancy a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Académica when the full-time whistle blows.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parque Desportivo de Mafra (6,000)
Captain: João Godinho
Chairman: José Cristo
Competitions: LigaPro position 11