Penafiel make the trip to Estádio do Varzim SC on Sunday for the LigaPro clash with home team Varzim.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Varzim v Penafiel can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Varzim are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-3 LigaPro success against Vilafranquense.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Varzim have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Lobos do Mar have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals in the process.
Going into this encounter, Varzim haven't been beaten in the league by Penafiel in their previous 2 matches.
Previously, Penafiel drew 0-0 in the LigaPro tie with Estoril.
The stats tell the story, and Penafiel have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. At the back, Rubro-Negros have some weaknesses to address. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Going into this contest, Penafiel are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 27/08/2017 shows that Varzim have won 4 of these and Penafiel 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 12 for Lobos do Mar and 9 coming from Rubro-Negros. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
Team News: Varzim
Varzim manager Paulo Alves has no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Penafiel
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Penafiel manager Miguel Leal has no fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We feel that in this game, Penafiel are certainly able to break down this Varzim team, however it is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Varzim at the end of this one. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Varzim SC (7,280)
Captain: Nelson Nelsinho
Chairman: Pedro Faria
Manager: Paulo Alves
Competitions: LigaPro position 15