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The LigaPro clash at Estadio Municipal José Santos Pinto on Sunday will see hosts Sporting da Covilhã go up against opponents Leixões.
Our Sporting da Covilhã v Leixões predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Sporting da Covilhã
Sporting da Covilhã enter this game following on from a 2-2 LigaPro drawn match vs Mafra.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Sporting da Covilhã haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Leões da Serra have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals during that time. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Sporting da Covilhã:
- have not been beaten in the league by Leixões in their last 2 matches.
- have not beaten Leixões in their last 7 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Feirense in LigaPro action, Leixões and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Manuel Cajuda's Leixões have fired home a total of 7 times in the course of their latest six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those matches adds up to 12.
Heading into this fixture, Leixões are undefeated by Sporting da Covilhã in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 18/02/2018 tells us that Sporting da Covilhã have won 0 of them and Leixões 3, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
10 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 3 of them from Leões da Serra and 7 being from Leixoes. The average goals per game has been 1.67.
Team News: Sporting da Covilhã
Sporting da Covilhã boss Daúto Amade Faquirá has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Leixões
Due to a completely injury-free group to choose from, Leixões manager Manuel Cajuda has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
We believe that Leixões should have enough to score a goal against this Sporting da Covilhã side, however it is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Sporting da Covilhã 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:
Sporting da Covilhã
Stadium: Estadio Municipal José Santos Pinto (3,500)
Captain: Gilberto Silva
Chairman: José de Oliveira Mendes
Manager: Daúto Amade Faquirá
Competitions: LigaPro position 14