Farense head to Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho on Saturday for the Primeira Liga showdown with home team Famalicão.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Famalicão v Farense can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Famalicão, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Primeira Liga triumph vs Rio Ave.
In that match, Famalicão managed 49% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Famalicão was Manuel Ugarte (39'). On the other side, Rio Ave had 5 shots at goal with 1 on target.
A common characteristic of recent Famalicão games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a loser. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Their prior results show that Famalicão:
- are unbeaten in the league by Farense in their previous 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 6 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
In their previous game, Farense drew 0-0 in the Primeira Liga tie with Benfica.
In that match, Farense managed 33% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. Benfica got 15 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Farense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in all. At the back, Farense have some weaknesses to address.
Coming into this clash, Farense haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 4 on 18/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Farense 3-3 Famalicão.
That time, Farense managed 38% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Eduardo Mancha (4'), César Martins (25') and Brian Mansilla (94').
On the other side, Famalicão got 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Rúben Lameiras (65', 73') and Bruno Jordão (80') scored.
The match was refereed by André Narciso.
Team News: Famalicão
João Neto (Unknown Injury) and Leonardo Campana (Hamstring Injury) will be missing for Famalicão gaffer Jorge Silas.
Team News: Farense
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Farense manager Jorge Costa doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
We’re thinking that Farense have the ability to find the back of the net against this Famalicão team, although that realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Famalicão when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho (5,307)
Captain: Gustavo Assunção
Chairman: Joaquim Jorge Alves da Silva
Manager: Jorge Silas
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 16
⭐ Key Man: Jhonata Robert
Mostly used in the Right Wing position, Jhonata Robert was born in Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Grêmio in the 2019 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 4 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 16 appearances.