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The Primeira Liga clash at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas on Wednesday will see hosts Moreirense take to the field against Paços de Ferreira.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Moreirense v Paços de Ferreira - along with the latest match odds.
Moreirense will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 Primeira Liga success vs Belenenses.
In that game, Moreirense had 46% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Moreirense was Nuno Santos (50').
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that quality has been evident in the Moreirense defence. Os verdes e brancos have given the opposition little, seeing the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 outings standing at 3.
Taking a look at their past results, Moreirense:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Paços de Ferreira
Since a losing effort in their last game against Braga in Primeira Liga competition, Paços de Ferreira and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Paços de Ferreira managed 45% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Paços de Ferreira was Uilton Silva (78'). SC Braga had 10 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Paulinho (3', 34', 38') and Ricardo Horta (47') scored for Braga.
Illustrating their penchant for fruitful matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the last six games in which Paços de Ferreira have played, yielding a mean average of 3.33 goals per clash. Opposition teams have managed 11 of these goals.
Looking at their past form shows that Paços de Ferreira:
- haven't beaten Moreirense in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 20/03/2016, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Moreirense winning 2 of those games, Paços de Ferreira 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 of them for Os verdes e brancos and 5 being from Os Castores. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 15 on 05/01/2020 when it ended Paços de Ferreira 1-0 Moreirense.
That day, Paços de Ferreira had 45% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Bruno Santos (14').
Moreirense got 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Hélder Malheiro.
Team News: Moreirense
Moreirense manager Ricardo Soares doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
In our view, Os verdes e brancos will possibly kick off with a 4-3-3 system for the game with Mateus Pasinato, Abdu Conte, Lazar Rosić, Djavan, Joao Aurelio, Nuno Santos, Sori Mané, Alex Soares, Fabio Abreu, Pedro Nuno and Bilel Aouacheria.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
With a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Paços de Ferreira manager Pedro Pêpa has zero fitness concerns at all before this match.
From our viewpoint, Os Castores appear most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup, choosing Ricardo Ribeiro, Jorge Silva, Maracás, Marcelo, Oleg Reabciuk, Mohamed Diaby, Luiz Carlos, João Amaral, Pedrinho, Adriano Castanheira and Douglas Tanque.
We feel that Paços de Ferreira and Moreirense could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 0-0 draw at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (6,153)
Captain: João Aurélio
Chairman: Vítor Magalhães
Manager: Ricardo Soares
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 8
⭐ Star Player: Fábio Abreu
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Fábio Abreu was born in Portugal. After having made a senior debut playing for Marítimo in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 12 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.