The LigaPro clash at Estádio Municipal do Fontelo on Monday will see home team Académico Viseu ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Vizela.
All Académico Viseu v Vizela match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Académico Viseu, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 LigaPro success against Penafiel.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Académico Viseu have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Os Viriatos have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 6 goals in the process.
In the game prior to this, Vizela drew 1-1 in the LigaPro tie with Estoril.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Vizela have amassed a total of 13 goals. Vizela have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have seen 5 goals go into their own net. That kind of trend might not be sustained here, however.
Going into this encounter, Vizela are unbeaten in their previous 9 league matches away from home. They really have been good on their travels.
Team News: Académico Viseu
Fábio Santos (Fibula Fracture) and Bruninho (Ruptured knee ligament) will not be taking part for Académico manager Rui Borges.
Team News: Vizela
In an otherwise healthy squad, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Vizela manager Rui Quinta to be concerned about. Koffi Kouao (Unknown Injury) misses out for this game.
When taking all factors into account, Académico Viseu are capable enough to put one past this Vizela side, but a single goal might not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We therefore reckon that it will be both teams to score in a 1-2 winning score for Vizela at the end of the match. Could easily go either way, this.
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
Manager: Rui Borges
Competitions: LigaPro position 13