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Casa Pia are the guests at Estádio Municipal de Arouca on Sunday for the Primeira Liga meeting with home team Arouca.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Arouca v Casa Pia, scroll down including the latest game odds.
Arouca prepare for this fixture following on from a 1-1 Primeira Liga drawn match vs Porto.
In that game, Arouca managed 31% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Arouca was Cristo González (83'). At the other end, Porto had 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Evanilson (109') was the scorer for Porto.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Arouca have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Arouca have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 11 goals during that time.
In their previous game, Casa Pia drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga match with Rio Ave.
In that game, Casa Pia managed 48% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Casa Pia was Pablo Roberto (13'). Rio Ave had 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Joca (52') scored for Rio Ave.
The numbers tell their own story, and Casa Pia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals in all. In defence, Casa Pia have seen their frailties exposed. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 22 on 25/02/2023 when it ended Arouca 2-0 Casa Pia.
On that day, Arouca managed 60% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Rafa Mújica (81', 93').
At the other end, Casa Pia had 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Gustavo Correia.
Team News: Arouca
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Arouca gaffer Daniel Ramos to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Vitinho (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
We think that Arouca may well use the 4-3-3 system for this game and select I. De Arruabarrena, Tiago Esgaio, Francisco Montero, Nino Galovic, Quaresma, Morlaye Sylla, David Simao, Pedro Santos, Jason, Rafa Mujica and Cristo Gonzalez.
Team News: Casa Pia
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Casa Pia manager Filipe Martins has no fitness concerns to report before this clash.
It’s our belief that Os Gansos (The Geese) will likely make use of a 3-4-3 formation by sending out Ricardo Batista, Fernando Varela, Nermin Zolotic, Vasco Fernandes, Gaizka Larrazabal, Beni, Pablo, Leonardo Lelo, Jaja, Clayton and Yuki Soma.
For this match, we think that Casa Pia have it in them to breach the defence of this Arouca team, although that possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Arouca at full-time. Hopefully this is a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Arouca (5,600)
Chairman: Carlos Pinho
Manager: Daniel Ramos
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 8
🔑 Key Man: Cristo González
Typically taking up the Striker position, Cristo González was born in Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Tenerife in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 4 appearances.