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The Primeira Liga clash at Estádio Capital do Móvel on Sunday sees home side Paços de Ferreira take to the field against opponents Vitória Guimarães.
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Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 2-0 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Sporting Lisbon.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira managed 55% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. Sporting CP had 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. João Mário (20') and João Palhinha (48') scored for Sporting Lisbon.
Their more recent scorelines show that there has been much resilience in the Paços de Ferreira backline. Os Castores have been stingy, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past six matches standing at 4.
A look at their previous results shows us that Paços de Ferreira:
- have not beaten Vitória Guimarães in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
In their last fixture, Vitória Guimarães drew 2-2 in the Primeira Liga tie with Farense.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães had 62% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Vitória Guimarães, the goalscorers were Pepelu (14') and Marcus Edwards (36'). On the other side, Farense had 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Ryan Gauld (21') and Nikola Stojiljković (79') scored for Farense.
In the course of their six most recent matches, João Henriques's Vitória Guimarães have converted 6 times therefore giving them the goals per game average of 1.
Leading up to this clash, Vitória Guimarães:
- have not been beaten by Paços de Ferreira in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 10 away league matches. They really have been good on their travels.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 03/02/2017 shows us that Paços de Ferreira have won 1 of these games & Vitória Guimarães 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 for Os Castores and 7 netted by Os Vimaranenses. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 3 on 02/10/2020 when the final score was Vitória Guimarães 1-0 Paços de Ferreira.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães had 53% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was André André (83').
Paços de Ferreira got 16 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Hélder Malheiro.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Paços de Ferreira boss Pedro Pêpa to contend with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Jorge Silva (Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Guimarães boss João Henriques has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Joseph Amoah (Muscle Injury), Sílvio (Muscle Injury), Matheus Mascarenhas (Knee Surgery) and Jacob Maddox (Unknown Injury) won’t be making appearances.
Our thinking is that Vitória Guimarães and Paços de Ferreira could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That’s why we have predicted a very close game with a 1-1 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Paços de Ferreira
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel (9,076)
Captain: Marcelo dos Santos Ferreira
Chairman: Paulo Meneses
Manager: Pedro Pêpa
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 5
⭐ Key Player: Bruno Costa
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Bruno Costa was born in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal. After having made a senior debut playing for Porto in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 17 appearances.