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Moreirense will be taking on visiting opponents Sporting Lisbon at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas in the Primeira Liga meeting on Monday.
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Moreirense will be wanting a better result here after a 3-0 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Paços de Ferreira.
In that game, Moreirense had 62% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 0 on target. On the other side, Paços de Ferreira had 14 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Douglas Tanque (12'), Luther Singh (20') and Hélder Ferreira (44') scored for Paços de Ferreira.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Moreirense haven’t conceded. In fact, Os verdes e brancos have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals on the way.
Taking a look at their past results, Moreirense:
- have not won against Sporting Lisbon in their last 18 league games. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Sporting Lisbon will come into the game following on from a 1-0 Primeira Liga win with the defeat of Vitória Guimarães in their most recent game.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon had 69% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Sporting Lisbon was Gonçalo Inácio (42'). Vitória Guimarães got 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 games involving Sporting Lisbon, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game in that period comes to a paltry 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Sportinguistas being 1.33. Even so, it remains to be seen if that pattern shall continue on here in this game or not.
Their past results show that Sporting Lisbon:
- haven't been defeated by Moreirense in away games against them for the last 8 league matches. A fantastic record for the visitors.
- are undefeated in their previous 12 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 26/02/2018 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Moreirense. They have not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Sporting Lisbon have been superior, finishing as winners in 83% of those games played.
A combined total of 12 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 of them for Os verdes e brancos and 9 coming from Sportinguistas. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 8 on 28/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Sporting Lisbon 2-1 Moreirense.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon managed 67% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Luís Neto (3' Own goal) and Pedro Gonçalves (8', 75').
Moreirense got 2 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Vitor Ferreira.
Team News: Moreirense
Sori Mané (Unknown Injury), Pedro Amador (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pedro Nuno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Moreirense manager Vasco Seabra.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection, Sporting Lisbon manager Rúben Amorim has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
When taking all factors into account, Moreirense should have enough to get a goal against this Sporting Lisbon outfit, although one goal is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We’ve gone for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning score for Sporting Lisbon at the end of this one. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (6,153)
Captain: Steven Vitória
Chairman: Vítor Magalhães
Manager: Vasco Seabra
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 8
⭐ Star Man: Rafael Martins
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Rafael Martins was born in Santos, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Barueri in the 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 10 appearances.