Aves – Feirense SOCCER PICKS
Desportivo Aves and Feirense meet at Estádio Clube Desportivo das Aves, in a match for the 17th round of the First League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 04-14-2018, in a match for the Primeira Liga that ended with the victory of Desportivo Aves by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by Baldé (6 ‘). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Desportivo Aves presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 11 points won, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Porto, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Moreirense, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 8 home matches for the championship, Desportivo Aves won 2, tied 2 and lost 4, for which they have won 8 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-1 (3 out of 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The Aves arrives at this unmotivated game, after having added a defeat, by 1-0, in the displacement to the Moreirense stadium, adding in this way the sixth consecutive day without winning the Portuguese championship. At home, the team has only 2 victories in 8 games played. In this home game, coach José Mota must play in the usual 4-2-3-1, privileging the defensive organization and passes in depth for the attack. We emphasize that the locals have presented some weaknesses in the defensive organization and the defensive set pieces. On an individual level we highlight Mama Baldé, with 3 goals and 1 assistance. For this game the Aves coach can not count on Amilton and Diego Galo, both with physical problems.
After 2 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 12 points won. In their last match, they tied with Santa Clara at home (2-2), after in the previous match they tied for a match against Chaves, by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 19 conceded. For the league, Feirense won 4 points out of 24 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 8 away matches.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 14 games. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 16 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 3 reached the halftime advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 16 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
The Feirense leaves for this game with a tie, two, in the reception to Santa Clara, adding in this way the fourteenth meeting followed without winning in this competition: the goals of the team were scored by Edinho and Valencia. It should be noted that the visitors added only 4 points in 8 games played away from home. In this game coach Nuno Manta Santos must act in the usual tactical design, that is, in 4-3-3, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Rafael Crivellaro is the main responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process.