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Académico Viseu face off with away side Mafra at Estádio Municipal do Fontelo in this LigaPro meeting on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Académico Viseu v Mafra can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Académico Viseu will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-1 LigaPro loss in their previous game against Estrela Amadora.
The only name on the scoresheet from Académico Viseu was Jonathan Toro (6').
Matches featuring Académico Viseu have proved to be exciting ones recently with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 games, the sum total of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of these being chalked up by Académico Viseu.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Porto B in LigaPro action, Mafra and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
João Marcelo (14') scored for Porto B.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Mafra has become fairly consistent of late. Checking on their last six games shows that it’s occurred 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 7 and Mafra have scored 6. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 16/03/2019 shows us that Académico Viseu have won 1 of these & Mafra 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 of them for Os Viriatos and 7 netted by Mafra. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these sides was LigaPro match day 20 on 30/01/2022 when the final score was Mafra 0-0 Académico Viseu.
In that match, Mafra managed 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
Académico Viseu had 3 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Team News: Académico Viseu
Mouhamed Mbaye (Knee Injury) and Soufiane Messeguem (Torn knee ligament) will not be able to play for Académico Viseu manager Rui Borges.
Team News: Mafra
Due to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Mafra manager doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
Our assessment is that Mafra and Académico Viseu may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 scoreline when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal do Fontelo (8,046)
Captain: Tomé Mendes
Chairman: António Silva Albino
Manager: Rui Borges
Competitions: LigaPro position 18