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Vizela will face off against away team Sporting Lisbon at Estádio do FC Vizela in the Primeira Liga match on Sunday.
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Vizela won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 0-1 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Moreirense.
In that game, Vizela managed 52% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Moreirense got 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Rafael Martins (59') scored for Moreirense.
It has been seldom in recent times where Vizela have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Vizela have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 12 goals along the way. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
After being beaten in their last game against Santa Clara in Primeira Liga action, Sporting Lisbon will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Sporting Lisbon had 65% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Sporting Lisbon, the goals were scored by João Palhinha (10') and Pablo Sarabia (49'). Santa Clara got 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jean Patric (30'), Lincoln (51') and Ricardinho (77') scored for Santa Clara.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Sporting Lisbon, at least three goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match during that time is 4.17, with the number of goals averaged by Sporting Lisbon coming out as 2.5.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 1 on 06/08/2021 when it ended Sporting Lisbon 3-0 Vizela.
On that day, Sporting Lisbon managed 67% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Pedro Gonçalves (48', 64') and Paulinho (74').
For their opponents, Vizela had 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by António Nobre.
Team News: Vizela
The Vizela manager Álvaro Pacheco doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Sporting Lisbon boss Rúben Amorim has not got a full squad to pick from. Pedro Porro (Muscle Injury) and Jovane (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Vizela will surely be able to score a goal against this Sporting Lisbon lineup, although just one goal probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a close game with a 1-2 victory for Sporting Lisbon by the conclusion of the game. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do FC Vizela (6,000)
Captain: Marcos Paulo
Chairman: Eduardo Guimarães
Manager: Álvaro Pacheco
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 12
⭐ Star Man: Cassiano
Normally played in the Striker position, Cassiano was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Internacional in the 2012 season, the gifted Forward has struck 2 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.