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The Primeira Liga clash at Estádio Capital do Móvel on Friday sees hosts Paços de Ferreira take on Belenenses.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Paços de Ferreira v Belenenses game (including the best match odds).
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira prepare for this match following a 1-1 Primeira Liga drawn match vs Rio Ave.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira had 43% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Paços de Ferreira was Uilton Silva (31'). For their opponents, Rio Ave had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Fábio Coentrão (48') scored for Rio Ave.
Paços de Ferreira haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opponents over the course of their last 6 outings. In those meetings, Os Castores have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 12.
Looking at their past form shows that Paços de Ferreira:
- haven't lost in the league to Belenenses in their last 2 games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Belenenses will go into the clash after a 2-1 Primeira Liga win with the defeat of Gil Vicente in their last game.
In that game, Belenenses managed 47% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For Belenenses, the scorers were Afonso Sousa (51') and Teixeira (90'). For their opponents, Gil Vicente got 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Pedro Marques (43') scored for Gil Vicente.
Armando Petit's Belenenses have converted a total of 7 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Belenenses:
- have left without a victory over Paços de Ferreira in games played away from home for the previous 8 league matches. Not an away record to be proud of.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes going back to 30/04/2017 shows us that Paços de Ferreira have won 3 of these games & Belenenses 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Os Castores and 5 coming from Azuis. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league clash between the two was Primeira Liga match day 13 on 10/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Belenenses 0-2 Paços de Ferreira.
On that day, Belenenses managed 70% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target.
At the other end, Paços de Ferreira got 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. Bruno Costa (12') and Mohamed Lamine Diaby (91') scored.
The match was refereed by João Pinheiro.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Marco Baixinho (Muscle Injury) and Mohamed Diaby (Achilles tendon surgery) aren’t available for Paços gaffer Pedro Pêpa.
Team News: Belenenses
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the Belenenses gaffer Armando Petit to be concerned with. Eduardo Kau (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that Belenenses have it in them to break down this Paços de Ferreira side, however that realistically won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Paços de Ferreira at full-time. Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Paços de Ferreira
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel (9,076)
Captain: Marcelo dos Santos Ferreira
Chairman: Paulo Meneses
Manager: Pedro Pêpa
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 5
🔑 Key Player: Douglas Tanque
Typically played in the Striker position, Douglas Tanque was born in Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Thespa Kusatsu in the 2015 season, the talented Forward has got 7 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 26 appearances.