The Primeira Liga clash at Estádio Capital do Móvel on Friday will see hosts Paços de Ferreira take on Famalicão.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Paços de Ferreira v Famalicão can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira are hoping to win again after their last result, a 3-2 Primeira Liga victory versus Porto.
In that game, Paços de Ferreira managed 31% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Paços de Ferreira, the goals were scored by Dor Jan (11'), Stephen Eustáquio (43') and Bruno Costa (59'). FC Porto had 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Sérgio Oliveira (45') and Otávio (78') scored for Porto.
It has not been often in recent times where Paços de Ferreira have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Os Castores have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 8 goals on the way. Regardless, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend will be sustained in this match.
Going into this one, Paços de Ferreira are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Famalicão will go into the encounter after a 2-1 Primeira Liga win versus Marítimo in their last game.
In that match, Famalicão managed 59% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Famalicão, the scorers were Srđan Babić (28') and Carlos Valenzuela (32'). For their opponents, Marítimo got 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Joel Tagueu (12') was the scorer for Marítimo.
The numbers tell their own story, and Famalicão have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals overall. Defensively, Famalicenses have clearly had some problems.
Heading into this fixture, Famalicão have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league match between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 22 on 23/02/2020 and the score finished Paços de Ferreira 2-1 Famalicão.
That time, Paços de Ferreira had 40% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Uilton Silva (71') and Denilson Junior (79').
On the other side, Famalicão got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Toni Martínez (89') scored.
The match was refereed by António Nobre.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
David Sualehe (Unknown Injury), Douglas Tanque (Hamstring Injury) and Jorge Silva (Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Paços boss Pedro Pêpa.
Team News: Famalicão
Thanks to a mainly healthy squad, there is only the one fitness problem for the Famalicão manager João Sousa to be concerned with. Anderson Silva (Unknown Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Famalicão will have a tough ask to be putting a goal past this Paços de Ferreira outfit who we reckon will emerge victorious.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 advantage for Paços de Ferreira when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Paços de Ferreira
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel (9,076)
Captain: Marcelo dos Santos Ferreira
Chairman: Paulo Meneses
Manager: Pedro Pêpa
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 10
🔑 Star Player: Stephen Eustáquio
Typically playing in the Centre Midfield position, Stephen Eustáquio was born in Leamington, Canada. After having played his first senior match for Chaves in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 6 appearances.