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Tondela will be visiting Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas on Sunday for the Primeira Liga showdown with home team Moreirense.
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Moreirense will be wanting a better result here following a 6-1 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Porto.
In that game, Moreirense managed 38% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Moreirense was Fábio Abreu (20'). For their opponents, FC Porto had 14 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Luis Díaz (4'), Otávio (51'), Alex Telles (56'), Moussa Marega (61') and Tiquinho (78', 87') scored for Porto.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Moreirense have taken part. Regarding the goal distribution in this period, opposing sides scored a total of 8 while Os verdes e brancos got themselves 5. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Their past results show that Moreirense:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Tondela in their previous 2 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Tondela will go into this match following on from a 1-0 Primeira Liga win with the defeat of Braga in their last match.
In that match, Tondela had 27% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Tondela was Yohan Tavares (74'). SC Braga got 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Tondela have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals overall. At the back, Auriverdes could really do with shoring things up.
Coming into this contest, Tondela are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 18/03/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Moreirense winning 2 of those games, Tondela 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 from Os verdes e brancos and 8 netted by Auriverdes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league match between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 17 on 18/01/2020 and the score finished Tondela 1-1 Moreirense.
On that day, Tondela managed 53% possession and 18 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Bruno Wilson (55').
Moreirense got 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. Nenê (79') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Vitor Ferreira.
Team News: Moreirense
Moreirense boss Ricardo Soares has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
In all likelihood, Os verdes e brancos will probably kick off with a 4-3-3 formation in the match and select Mateus Pasinato, Djavan, Lazar Rosić, Steven Vitoria, Anthony D'Alberto, Filipe Miguel Barros Soares, Sori Mané, Alex Soares, Nuno Santos, Fabio Abreu and Gabrielzinho.
Team News: Tondela
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just a single fitness problem for the Tondela manager Natxo González to contend with. Cláudio Ramos (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here.
We believe Auriverdes seem likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, choosing Babacar Niasse Mbaye, Tiago Almeida, Philipe Sampaio, Yohan Tavares, Fahd Moufi, Richard Rodrigues, Pepelu, João Lamine Jaquité, Ricardo Valente, Ronan David Jeronimo and Antonio Xavier.
We feel that over the course of the game, Moreirense will need to push hard to breach the defence of this Tondela side who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
We’re going for a narrow 0-1 victory for Tondela at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (6,153)
Captain: João Aurélio
Chairman: Vítor Magalhães
Manager: Ricardo Soares
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 8
⭐ Key Player: Filipe Soares
Customarily used in the Centre Midfield position, Filipe Soares was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Moreirense in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign so far from a total of 32 appearances.