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Académico Viseu play host to visiting side Penafiel at Estádio Municipal do Fontelo in this LigaPro game on Saturday.
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Académico Viseu prepare for this match coming off the back of a 1-1 LigaPro draw versus Tondela.
In that match, Académico Viseu had 53% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Académico Viseu was André Clóvis (65'). Tondela got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Rui Gomes (68') was the scorer for Tondela.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Académico Viseu have been involved. Breaking down the goal attribution during this period, opposing sides scored a total of 3 and Académico Viseu got themselves 7. We will find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Académico Viseu:
- have not emerged victorious against Penafiel in home games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in the league by Penafiel in their last 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Penafiel drew 1-1 in the LigaPro tie with Oliveirense.
In that match, Penafiel had 43% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. For their opponents, Oliveirense got 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. João Paulo (89') was the scorer for Oliveirense.
A run of accomplished performances by the Penafiel defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures combined. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 6.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 02/04/2021 tells us that Académico Viseu have won 2 of them & Penafiel 1, with the tally of draws being 3.
A combined sum of 9 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 of them from Os Viriatos and 4 belonging to Rubro-Negros. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
The previous league match between these sides was LigaPro match day 4 on 02/09/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Penafiel 0-0 Académico Viseu.
Team News: Académico Viseu
Looking at personnel, there is just the lone fitness concern for the Académico Viseu gaffer to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Cihan Kahraman (Cruciate ligament tear) misses out.
Team News: Penafiel
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Penafiel boss Miguel Leal does not have any fitness worries to report before this match.
Our feeling is that Penafiel are likely to break down this Académico Viseu outfit, although it might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 win for Académico Viseu after the 90. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal do Fontelo (8,046)
Captain: Tomé Mendes
Chairman: António Silva Albino
Competitions: LigaPro position 8