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Famalicão will be facing the visiting Santa Clara at Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho in this Primeira Liga clash on Friday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Famalicão v Santa Clara game (plus the best game odds).
Famalicão will be hoping for a better result following the 3-2 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Porto.
In that match, Famalicão managed 43% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Famalicão, the scorers were Ivo Rodrigues (44') and Anderson Oliveira (90'). FC Porto had 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Toni Martínez (8'), Mehdi Taremi (61') and Marko Grujić (75') scored for Porto.
Ivo Vieira's Famalicão have netted 10 times in their preceding six outings. The tally of goals that they have conceded in those games is 7.
Going into this encounter, Famalicão have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Previously, Santa Clara drew 3-3 in the Primeira Liga tie with Boavista.
In that game, Santa Clara managed 61% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Santa Clara, goals were scored by Lincoln (45'), Carlos Júnior (50'), Marco Pereira (69' Own goal) and Fábio Cardoso (90'). Boavista had 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Alberth Elis (17', 75') and Nuno Santos (66') scored for Boavista.
The stats tell the story, and Santa Clara have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. At the back, Os Açoreanos have been far from perfect. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Coming into this contest, Santa Clara are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 28/01/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Famalicão winning 3 of those games, Santa Clara 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 9 of them from Famalicenses and 7 netted by Os Açoreanos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 14 on 17/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Santa Clara 1-2 Famalicão.
That day, Santa Clara had 62% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Famalicão got 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. Jhonata Robert (52'), Diogo Queirós (70' Own goal) and Andrija Luković (82') scored.
The referee was Fábio Melo.
Team News: Famalicão
Bruno Jordão (Unknown Injury) and Srdjan Babic (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing for Famalicão gaffer Ivo Vieira.
Team News: Santa Clara
Thanks to a mainly healthy group of players, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Santa Clara boss Daniel Ramos to contend with. Júlio Romão (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
In our view, Santa Clara will have to play well to score against this Famalicão team who we think will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Famalicão at the end of this game.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho (5,307)
Captain: Gustavo Assunção
Chairman: Joaquim Jorge Alves da Silva
Manager: Ivo Vieira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 14
⭐ Star Man: Anderson Oliveira
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Anderson Oliveira was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Famalicão in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 7 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.