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Leixões journey to Estádio Capital do Móvel on Friday for the LigaPro game with hosts Paços de Ferreira.
View all Paços de Ferreira v Leixões tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - plus the latest betting odds.
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-0 LigaPro defeat in their last game at the hands of Marítimo.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira had 55% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Marítimo had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Igor Julião (14') and Platiny (69') scored for Marítimo.
It has not been often in recent times that Paços de Ferreira haven’t conceded. The reality is that Paços de Ferreira have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals in the process.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Paços de Ferreira:
- are unbeaten in the league by Leixões in their previous 2 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Leixões drew 1-1 in the LigaPro match with Benfica B.
In that match, Leixões managed 49% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Leixões was Leo Bolgado (90'). Benfica B got 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Manuel Cajuda's Leixões have found the net a total of 7 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this clash, Leixões have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 02/11/2008, there has been little to separate the clubs with Paços de Ferreira winning 2 of those games, Leixões 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 14 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 8 from Os Castores and 6 netted by Leixoes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was LigaPro match day 33 on 11/05/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Leixões 1-1 Paços de Ferreira.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
The Paços de Ferreira boss César Peixoto doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Leixões
In an otherwise full-strength group, there is only a single fitness problem for the Leixões boss Manuel Cajuda to be concerned about. Mozino (Fibula Fracture) won’t be playing here.
For this match, we think that Paços de Ferreira have it within them to create the chances to score more than once when they meet Leixões, who might well find it difficult scoring.
Therefore, we are anticipating a fairly comfortable 2-0 win for Paços de Ferreira at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Paços de Ferreira
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel (9,076)
Captain: Vitorino Antunes
Chairman: Paulo Meneses
Manager: César Peixoto
Competitions: LigaPro position 11