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The Primeira Liga match at Estádio João Cardoso on Monday will see home team Tondela welcome Moreirense.
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Tondela will be looking for an improved result here following the 0-3 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Gil Vicente.
In that match, Tondela managed 46% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Gil Vicente had 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Murilo Souza (58'), Matheus Bueno (77') and Boubacar Hanne (93') scored for Gil Vicente.
It has not been often in recent times that Tondela have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Tondela have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 15 goals during that time.
Their prior results show that Tondela:
- have left without a victory over Moreirense in home games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated by Moreirense when playing them at home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Moreirense go into this encounter following on from a 1-0 Primeira Liga win with the downing of Estoril in their last outing.
In that match, Moreirense managed 33% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Moreirense was Rafael Martins (27'). Estoril got 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Moreirense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in total. In defence, Moreirense have some weaknesses to address. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings going back to 23/09/2018 shows us that Tondela have won 3 of them & Moreirense 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Auriverdes and 6 for Os verdes e brancos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league game featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 27 on 17/04/2021 when it finished Moreirense 2-3 Tondela.
On that occasion, Moreirense managed 57% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Steven Vitória (27') and Rafael Martins (43').
Tondela had 7 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Mario González (3', 9', 13') was the scorer.
The referee was Iancu Vasilica.
Team News: Tondela
Eduardo Quaresma (Corona virus), Simone Muratore (Unknown Injury), Tiago Dantas (Corona virus) and Jota Gonçalves (Ruptured knee ligament) are unavailable for Tondela boss Pako Ayestarán.
We are thinking that Auriverdes should employ a 4-3-3 system featuring Babacar Niasse Mbaye, Bebeto, Ricardo Alves, Manu Hernando, Naoufel Khacef, Rafael Barbosa, João Pedro Machado, Iker Undabarrena, Jhon Murillo, Daniel dos Anjos and Salvador Agra.
Team News: Moreirense
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Moreirense manager Lito Vidigal has no fitness concerns at all before this match.
It’s our belief that Os verdes e brancos seem most likely to make use of a 3-4-3 lineup, settling for Kewin, Artur Jorge, Steven Vitoria, Lazar Rosić, Paulinho, Nikola Jambor, Filipe Soares, Abdu Conte, Yan Santos, Rafael Martins and Walterson Silva.
It’s looking like Moreirense and Tondela should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We therefore see a hard-fought 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio João Cardoso (5,000)
Captain: João Pedro
Chairman: Gilberto Neves Coimbra
Manager: Pako Ayestarán
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 16
🔑 Star Player: Renat Dadaşov
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Renat Dadaşov was born in Rüdesheim, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Paços de Ferreira in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 15 appearances.