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Arouca vs Chaves Live Stream, Predictions
Arouca will take to the pitch with visitors Chaves at Estádio Municipal de Arouca in the Primeira Liga meeting on Saturday.
Our Arouca v Chaves predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
📊 Form Guide
Arouca will be wanting a better result here after the 2-0 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Estoril.
In that game, Arouca had 60% possession and 16 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Estoril got 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. João Carvalho (68') and Cassiano (94') scored for Estoril.
An interesting feature of more recent Arouca games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have been a losing one. That being said, time will tell whether such a trend will continue on in this upcoming match.
Chaves will come into the meeting following on from a 2-0 Primeira Liga win with the eclipse of Paços de Ferreira in their previous outing.
In that match, Chaves managed 66% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Chaves, goals were scored by Nwankwo Obiora (52') and João Teixeira (79'). On the other side, Paços de Ferreira got 17 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
A succession of reliable performances from the Chaves defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 2 from their last 6 clashes overall. In that time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 7.
👥 Head to head
The previous league fixture between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 16 on 15/01/2023 which ended up with the score at Chaves 1-1 Arouca.
In that game, Chaves managed 49% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Steven Vitória (17').
Arouca had 18 attempts at goal with 6 on target. João Basso (78') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Nuno Almeida.
📋 Team News: Arouca
The Arouca boss Armando Evangelista has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
We think that Arouca may well make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation this time and select I. De Arruabarrena, Tiago Esgaio, Joao Basso, Jerome Opoku, Quaresma, Oriol Busquets, David Simao, Morlaye Sylla, Alan Ruiz, Antony and Rafa Mujica.
📰 Team News: Chaves
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Chaves manager Vítor Campelos to contend with. Jonny Arriba (Unknown Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the thinking that Chaves seem likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup using Paulo Vitor, Nelson Monte, Carlos Ponck, Steven Vitoria, Bruno Langa, Joao Teixeira, Guima, Joao Correia, Joao Mendes, Bernardo Sousa and Hector Hernandez.
We envisage that Chaves are dangerous enough to put one past this Arouca lineup, however that might not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for Arouca when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Lucas Pereira, 00:44 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Arouca (5,600)
Captain: João Basso
Chairman: Carlos Pinho
Manager: Armando Evangelista
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 6
⭐ Star Man: Antony
Mostly deployed in the Right Wing position, Antony was born in Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Arouca in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 5 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 31 appearances.
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||Paços de Ferreira|
|Time first goal scored||34|
|Time first goal conceded||39|
|Time first goal scored||66|
|Time first goal conceded||37|