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Famalicão will be facing visiting club Benfica at Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho in the Primeira Liga fixture on Friday.
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Famalicão go into this fixture coming off the back of a 3-3 Primeira Liga stalemate vs Marítimo.
In that game, Famalicão managed 71% possession and 17 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Famalicão, the scorers were Fábio Martins (45'), Roderick Miranda (87') and Rúben Lameiras (91'). For their opponents, Marítimo got 8 shots on goal with 5 on target. Zainadine Júnior (2'), Renê Santos (48') and Erivaldo (95') scored for Marítimo.
It has been seldom in recent games where Famalicão have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Famalicenses have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals during that time.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of PAOK in UCL Qualifiers action, Benfica will be hoping to turn things around here.
Over the course of their previous six clashes, Benfica have helped themselves to a tally of 13 goals. Benfica have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, they have seen 5 goals scored by their opponents. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this match, of course.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 31 on 09/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Famalicão 1-1 Benfica.
That time, Famalicão managed 49% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Guga Rodrigues (84').
For their opponents, Benfica got 20 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Pizzi (37') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Jorge Sousa.
Team News: Famalicão
Famalicão manager João Sousa will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
In our view, Famalicenses will possibly use the 4-3-3 formation in the match featuring Ivan Zlobin, Riccieli, Patrick, Srdjan Babic, Dani Morer, Bruno Jordão, Gustavo Assunção, Goncalo Rodrigues Guga, Ruben Lameiras, Toni Martínez and Anderson Silva.
Team News: Benfica
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has multiple availability issues to deal with. Mile Svilar (Corona virus), Jardel (Inflamed ligaments of the knee) and Andreas Samaris (Achilles tendon problems) are not ready for selection.
It’s our belief that Benfica could decide to elect for a 4-4-2 system, settling for Odisseas Vlachodimos, Andre Gomes Almeida, Jan Vertonghen, Ruben Dias, Alejandro Grimaldo, Pizzi, Adel Taarabt, Julian Weigl, Everton, Rafa Silva and Carlos Vinícius.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Benfica should really score at least once when they play Famalicão, who won’t find it easy to score themselves.
We’re predicting a routine 0-2 victory for Benfica when all’s said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho (5,307)
Captain: Rafael Defendi
Chairman: Joaquim Jorge Alves da Silva
Manager: João Sousa