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The LigaPro meeting at Estádio José Gomes on Sunday will see home team Estrela Amadora playing against Leixões.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Estrela Amadora v Leixões, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Estrela Amadora are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-1 LigaPro triumph versus Académico Viseu.
Jonathan Toro (6') scored for Académico Viseu.
Estrela Amadora have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Estrela Amadora have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Going into this one, Estrela Amadora have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Farense in LigaPro competition, Leixões and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
A succession of accomplished showings from the Leixões defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes combined. In that time, their own forwards have managed to score 6. That pattern won’t necessarily be sustained here, however.
Going into this encounter, Leixões haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 02/12/2007 tells us that Estrela Amadora have won 3 of these games and Leixões 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 11 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for Estrela and 5 coming from Leixoes. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The last league encounter between the two was LigaPro match day 24 on 27/02/2022 when the final score was Leixões 3-0 Estrela Amadora.
In that game, Leixões managed 54% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Fabinho (2', 10').
Estrela Amadora had 1 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Team News: Estrela Amadora
The Estrela Amadora manager Raul Santos Silva has no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Leixões
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Leixões manager Manuel Cajuda doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this game.
Our assessment is that Leixões should get enough chances to put a goal past this Estrela Amadora side, however it probably shouldn’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Estrela Amadora when all is said and done. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Gomes (9,288)
Chairman: António Oliveira
Manager: Raul Santos Silva
Competitions: LigaPro position 4