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Moreirense host the visiting Vitória Guimarães at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas in this Primeira Liga fixture on Saturday.
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Moreirense will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 3-0 Primeira Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Porto.
In that match, Moreirense had 44% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, FC Porto got 20 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Sérgio Oliveira (22'), Toni Martínez (88') and Evanilson (90') scored for Porto.
Moreirense have struggled with their forward play of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 against opposing sides during their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Os verdes e brancos have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 7. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Moreirense:
- are unbeaten in the league by Vitória Guimarães in their previous 2 matches.
- are winless against Vitória Guimarães in their last 5 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Porto in Primeira Liga action, Vitória Guimarães and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães managed 33% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Vitória Guimarães, the goalscorers were Rochinha (7') and Óscar Estupiñán (63'). At the other end, FC Porto had 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. Mehdi Taremi (42', 65') and Luis Díaz (80') scored for Porto.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, João Henriques's Vitória Guimarães have converted 11 times thus earning them the goals per game average of 1.83.
Pre-game facts show that Vitória Guimarães:
- have not lost to Moreirense when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 18/12/2017 tells us that Moreirense have won 1 of them & Vitória Guimarães 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
An aggregate of 13 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from Os verdes e brancos and 8 created by Os Vimaranenses. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league clash between the two was Primeira Liga match day 27 on 19/06/2020 when the final score was Vitória Guimarães 1-1 Moreirense.
That time, Vitória Guimarães managed 52% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Pêpê (34').
On the other side, Moreirense had 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Gabrielzinho (53') was the scorer.
The referee was João Pinheiro.
Team News: Moreirense
Derik Lacerda (Unknown Injury), André Luis (Unknown Injury), Pedro Nuno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Pedro Amador (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sori Mané (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for Moreirense gaffer César Peixoto.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Guimarães manager João Henriques has to currently contend with reduced team options. Joseph Amoah (Muscle Injury), Mikel Agu (Knee Injury), Matheus Mascarenhas (Knee Surgery), Yann Aurel Bisseck (Unknown Injury), Alhassan Wakaso (Knee Surgery), Sílvio (Muscle Injury) and Lyle Foster (Corona virus) will not be playing here.
We feel that over the course of the game, Moreirense may find it difficult to breach the defence of this Vitória Guimarães lineup who we reckon should score one, at least.
We’ve gone for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for Vitória Guimarães at the end of this game.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (6,153)
Captain: Steven Vitória
Chairman: Vítor Magalhães
Manager: César Peixoto
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 10
🔑 Star Man: Fábio Abreu
Typically played in the Striker position, Fábio Abreu was born in Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Marítimo in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 3 appearances.