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The Primeira Liga clash at Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho on Sunday sees home side Famalicão do battle with Paços de Ferreira.
Our Famalicão v Paços de Ferreira predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Famalicão will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-4 Primeira Liga success versus Marítimo.
In that game, Famalicão had 54% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Famalicão, the goalscorers were Ivo Rodrigues (32', 50') and Anderson Oliveira (37', 78'). Marítimo got 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
A common trait of recent Famalicão games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've lost.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Famalicão:
- have not emerged victorious against Paços de Ferreira in their previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 8 matches in the league. No joy for the home fans.
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira head into the game after a 3-0 Primeira Liga win with the eclipse of Moreirense in their previous game.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira managed 38% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Paços de Ferreira, the goalscorers were Douglas Tanque (12'), Luther Singh (20') and Hélder Ferreira (44'). Moreirense had 9 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Paços de Ferreira have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in total. In defence, Os Castores certainly have room for improvement. We will see if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Heading into this fixture, Paços de Ferreira are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 8 on 27/11/2020 and the score finished Paços de Ferreira 2-0 Famalicão.
That day, Paços de Ferreira had 40% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Luther Singh (20') and Uilton Silva (88').
At the other end, Famalicão had 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was João Bento.
Team News: Famalicão
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Famalicão gaffer Ivo Vieira to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. João Neto (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Paços boss Pedro Pêpa has to choose a team with limited availability. Jorge Silva (Ligament Injury), Mohamed Diaby (Achilles tendon surgery) and Marco Baixinho (Muscle Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We believe that Paços de Ferreira and Famalicão are both capable of scoring here.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore anticipating a close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 14
🔑 Star Player: Jhonata Robert
Typically deployed in the Right Wing position, Jhonata Robert was born in Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Grêmio in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.