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The Primeira Liga match at Estádio do FC Vizela on Sunday will see home side Vizela play opponents Marítimo.
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Vizela won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 4-2 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Porto.
In that match, Vizela had 33% possession and 3 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For Vizela, the scorers were Alex Méndez (36') and Nuno Moreira (49'). FC Porto had 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Evanilson (21'), Mehdi Taremi (28', 87') and Chancel Mbemba (56') scored for Porto.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Vizela have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Vizela have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals during that time.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Benfica in Primeira Liga action, Marítimo and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Marítimo managed 48% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. At the other end, Benfica got 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Darwin Núñez (2') was the scorer for Benfica.
Looking at their form, and Marítimo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. Defensively, Marítimo have not been doing too well. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
Head to head
The last league clash between the two was Primeira Liga match day 16 on 28/12/2021 when the final score was Marítimo 2-0 Vizela.
That time, Marítimo managed 59% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Joel Tagueu (54') and Rafik Guitane (72').
On the other side, Vizela had 7 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Hugo Silva.
Team News: Vizela
The Vizela boss Álvaro Pacheco will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all before this game thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
In all likelihood, Vizela look set to use the 4-3-3 formation for the game with Pedro Silva, Igor Julião, Anderson, Ivanildo Fernandes, Richard Ofori, Samu, Claudemir, Alex Méndez, Kiko Bondoso, Guilherme Schettine and Nuno Moreira.
Team News: Marítimo
We’re of the thinking that Os Verde-Rubros will likely make use of a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out Paulo Victor, Fabio China, Zainadine Junior, Matheus Costa, Vitor Costa de Brito, Ivan Rossi, Stefano Beltrame, André Vidigal, Rafik Guitane, Edgar Costa and Joel Tagueu.
We’ve got the feeling that Marítimo will need to put in a solid display to break down this Vizela outfit who will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 victory for Vizela when all is said and done.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do FC Vizela (6,000)
Captain: Marcos Paulo
Chairman: Eduardo Guimarães
Manager: Álvaro Pacheco
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 14
🔑 Key Player: Kiko Bondoso
Regularly taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Kiko Bondoso was born in Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Vizela in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 5 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 32 appearances.