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Estoril will be taking on away team Famalicão at Estádio António Coimbra da Mota in the Primeira Liga tie on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Estoril v Famalicão can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Estoril will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-0 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Porto.
In that game, Estoril managed 35% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Estoril was Joãozinho (48' Own goal). On the other side, Porto got 21 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Fernando Andrade (88') scored for Porto.
Estoril have been quite ineffective in attack of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 against opposing sides during their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, Estoril have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 9.
Famalicão will go into this clash after a 3-2 Primeira Liga win in the defeat of Braga in their previous outing.
In that game, Famalicão had 48% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 11 on target. For Famalicão, goals were scored by Simon Banza (43', 89') and Bruno Rodrigues (80'). On the other side, SC Braga got 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Ricardo Horta (1') and Vítor Oliveira (19') scored for Braga.
Looking at their form, and Famalicão have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. At the back, Famalicão have not been doing too well. That trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 32 on 29/04/2022 when it finished Famalicão 3-1 Estoril.
In that match, Famalicão managed 59% possession and 25 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Adrián Marín (45'), Heriberto Tavares (66') and Junior Kadile (94').
Estoril got 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Rui Fonte (68') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Manuel Oliveira.
Team News: Estoril
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Estoril boss Nélson Veríssimo to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Lucas Áfrico (Knee Injury) misses out.
It looks as if Canarinhos will probably employ a 4-2-3-1 system, utilising D. Leite Figueira, Gonçalo Esteves, Pedro Álvaro, Bernardo Vital, Joaozinho, Loreintz Rosier, Mor Ndiaye, Tiago Gouveia, Francisco Geraldes, Arthur Gomes and J. Carlos Joãozinho.
Team News: Famalicão
Famalicão manager Rui Pedro Silva has a number of players out of action. Rúben Lima (Muscle Injury) and Iván Jaime (Unknown Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the thinking that Famalicenses seem likely to play in a 3-4-3 formation, starting the game with Luiz Júnior, Diogo Queirós, Dylan Batubinsika, Alexandre Penetra, Rui Fonte, Andre Simoes, Simon Banza, Gustavo Assunção, Ivan Jaime, Jhonder Cádiz and Heriberto Tavares.
We believe that Famalicão and Estoril could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota (8,000)
Captain: João Joãozinho
Chairman: Ignacio Beristain
Manager: Nélson Veríssimo