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The Primeira Liga tie at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas on Wednesday will see hosts Moreirense
fighting it out with opponents Famalicão
. For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Moreirense v Famalicão, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Moreirense will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Primeira Liga tied result against Vitória Guimarães. In that match, Moreirense managed 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Moreirense was Gabrielzinho (53'). On the other side, Vitória Guimarães had 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Pêpê (34') was the scorer for Vitória Guimarães.
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where Moreirense have taken part. Breaking down the goal distribution from that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 4 and Os verdes e brancos managed a tally of 7.
Last time out, Famalicão drew 0-0 in the Primeira Liga tie with Braga. In that match, Famalicão had 43% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
During their 6 latest matches, João Sousa's Famalicão have turned their attacks into goals a total of 9 times - giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Coming into this clash, Famalicão are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between the two was Primeira Liga match day 11 on 09/11/2019 when it ended Famalicão 3-3 Moreirense. In that match, Famalicão managed 60% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 13 of them on target. Goals were scored by Fábio Martins (18'), Uroš Račić (33') and Toni Martínez (64'). On the other side, Moreirense had 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Luís Machado (66'), Pedro Nuno (80') and Steven Vitória (85') scored. The referee was Tiago Martins.
Team News: Moreirense
Moreirense manager Ricardo Soares will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
We are thinking that Os verdes e brancos may well line up in a 4-3-3 formation for this one, handing starts to Mateus Pasinato, Abdu Conte, Lazar Rosić, Iago Santos, Joao Aurelio, Nuno Santos, Fabio Pacheco, Alex Soares, Gabrielzinho, Fabio Abreu and Bilel Aouacheria.
Team News: Famalicão
Famalicão boss João Sousa has some current player fitness concerns. Gustavo Assunção (Injury to the ankle) and Rafael Defendi (Corona virus) will not be playing here.
We are inclined to think that Famalicenses seem most likely to play in a 4-3-3 system, giving starts to Vana, Ivo Pinto, Nehuén Pérez, Roderick Miranda, Álex Centelles, Fabio Martins, Uros Racic, Pedro Gonçalves, Diogo Gonçalves, Toni Martínez and Ruben Lameiras.
We’ve got the feeling that Famalicão and Moreirense could find scoring goals difficult here. Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 0-0 draw when all is said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (6,153)
Captain: João Aurélio
Chairman: Vítor Magalhães
Manager: Ricardo Soares
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 10
⭐ Key Player: Fábio Abreu
Customarily used in the Striker position, Fábio Abreu was born in Portugal. Having played his first senior match for Marítimo in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 10 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 27 appearances.