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The Primeira Liga fixture at Estádio António Coimbra da Mota on Saturday will see home team Estoril go up against Arouca.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Estoril v Arouca (plus the best game odds).
Estoril won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 2-3 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Porto.
In that match, Estoril managed 36% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For Estoril, the goals were scored by Arthur Gomes (38') and André Franco (42'). At the other end, FC Porto got 23 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Mehdi Taremi (49'), Luis Díaz (84') and Conceição (90') scored for Porto.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Estoril haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Estoril have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals in the process. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Belenenses in Primeira Liga competition, Arouca will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Arouca had 41% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Arouca was Oday Dabbagh (37'). On the other side, Belenenses had 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Nilton Varela (73') and Abel Camará (93') scored for Belenenses.
Indicating their predisposition for eventful encounters, goals have been scored 22 times in the prior 6 matches in which Arouca have played, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have managed 16 of this grand total.
Coming into this clash, Arouca are without an away win for the past 9 league games. A poor run.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 21/05/2017 tells us that Estoril have won 3 of these & Arouca 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from Canarinhos and 6 netted by Arouca. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 1 on 07/08/2021 when the final score was Arouca 0-2 Estoril.
In that game, Arouca had 56% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
At the other end, Estoril got 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. André Franco (4') and Ryotaro Meshino (96') scored.
The referee was Hugo Silva.
Team News: Estoril
Lucas Áfrico (Knee Injury) and Gilson Tavares (Corona virus) won’t be available for Estoril boss Bruno Pinheiro.
Team News: Arouca
Arouca boss Armando Evangelista has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Fernando Castro (Arm Injury), José Manuel Velázquez (Achilles tendon rupture), Yaw Moses (Unknown Injury) and Pedro Moreira (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection.
When taking all factors into account, Arouca have the firepower to breach the defence of this Estoril outfit, but it may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 win for Estoril at the end of the match. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota (8,000)
Captain: João Joãozinho
Chairman: Alexandre Faria
Manager: Bruno Pinheiro
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 5
🔑 Star Player: André Franco
Customarily played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, André Franco was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After having made a senior debut playing for Estoril in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 17 appearances.