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The Primeira Liga meeting at Estádio Capital do Móvel on Sunday will see hosts Paços de Ferreira ready themselves for the visit of Marítimo.
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Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Primeira Liga drawn match versus Braga.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira had 34% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Paços de Ferreira was João Pedro (26'). At the other end, SC Braga had 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Galeno (78') was the scorer for Braga.
Paços de Ferreira have really struggled up front of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 vs opposing sides during the course of their last six fixtures. In those meetings, Os Castores have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 11.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Gil Vicente in Primeira Liga action, Marítimo will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Marítimo had 58% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Gil Vicente had 8 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Samuel Lino (34') scored for Gil Vicente.
It has become apparent that Marítimo have failed to get amongst the goals over their previous six clashes, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those fixtures, Os Verde-Rubros have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 3. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Marítimo have not lost to Paços de Ferreira when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 20/05/2017 shows that Paços de Ferreira have won 1 of these games & Marítimo 3, with the number of draws being 2.
A combined sum of 8 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 3 for Os Castores and 5 belonging to Os Verde-Rubros. That’s an average goals per game of 1.33.
The previous league match between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 15 on 24/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Marítimo 0-3 Paços de Ferreira.
In that match, Marítimo had 59% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 on target.
At the other end, Paços de Ferreira got 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Bruno Costa (29'), Luiz Carlos (48') and Luther Singh (85') scored.
The referee was Vitor Ferreira.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Mohamed Diaby (Achilles tendon surgery) and Marco Baixinho (Muscle Injury) will not be able to play for Paços manager Pedro Pêpa.
Team News: Marítimo
Marítimo manager Julio Velázquez has to currently contend with reduced team options. Rodrigo Pinho (Unknown Injury), Stefano Beltrame (Unknown Injury) and Sassá (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
When taking all factors into account, Marítimo are capable enough to break down this Paços de Ferreira outfit, although it isn’t expected to be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Paços de Ferreira at the end of the match. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ 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 5
🔑 Star Player: Douglas Tanque
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Douglas Tanque was born in Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Thespa Kusatsu in the 2015 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 7 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 27 appearances.