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Belenenses journey to Estadio Municipal de Portimão on Monday for the Primeira Liga clash with home team Portimonense.
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Portimonense will be looking for an improved result here following the 3-0 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Rio Ave.
In that match, Portimonense had 60% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. Rio Ave had 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Pelé (51'), Ryotaro Meshino (54') and Carlos Mané (78') scored for Rio Ave.
An interesting feature of more recent Portimonense games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their previous six clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have lost. However, time will tell if that trend might be sustained in this match.
Coming into this fixture, Portimonense are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Paços de Ferreira in Primeira Liga action, Belenenses will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Belenenses had 70% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. At the other end, Paços de Ferreira had 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Bruno Costa (12') and Mohamed Lamine Diaby (91') scored for Paços de Ferreira.
It is worth noting that Belenenses have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous six clashes, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those fixtures, Azuis have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 6.
Going into this encounter, Belenenses are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/01/2018 tells us that Portimonense have won 0 of them and Belenenses 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 4.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 from Portimonense and 8 netted by Azuis. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 18 on 26/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Belenenses 2-1 Portimonense.
In that match, Belenenses managed 46% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Silvestre Varela (42') and Nilton Varela (50').
At the other end, Portimonense had 20 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Dener Clemente (84') was the scorer.
The referee was Carlos Xistra.
Team News: Portimonense
Lucas Fernandes (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pedro Sá (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Portimonense boss Paulo Sérgio.
Team News: Belenenses
Belenenses boss Armando Petit has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Richard (Corona virus), Silvestre Varela (Corona virus), Nilton Varela (Ruptured knee ligament), Chima Akas (Unknown Injury) and Eduardo Kau (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
When taking everything into account, Belenenses may not find it easy to see themselves scoring against this Portimonense lineup who will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 victory for Portimonense at the conclusion of the game.
Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Portimão (6,000)
Captain: Dener Clemente
Chairman: José da Rocha
Manager: Paulo Sérgio
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 18
🔑 Star Player: Beto
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Beto was born in Portugal. Having made a first senior appearance for Portimonense in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has got 3 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 9 appearances.