Desportivo Aves and Moreirense meet forces at Estádio Clube Desportivo das Aves, in a match for the 29th matchday of the Primeira Liga. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, played on 30‑11‑2019, Moreirense won at home by (3‑2). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 10‑05‑2019, for the Primeira Liga, which ended in Moreirense’s victory by (0‑1). The only goal of the match was scored by Chiquinho (54 ‘). Despite being a match between 18th and 8th in the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 17th ranked in home matches and the 15th in away matches.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 19 losses, the home team is currently in 18th place with 13 points won. In their last match, they lost in an away match against Sporting Lisboa by (2‑0), after in the previous match they lost (1‑3) at home, in a match against Paços de Ferreira. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they conquered 9 points, against only 4 in their away matches. For the championship, the Desportivo Aves conquered 6 points in 30 possible, after 2 wins and 8 losses in the last 10 games played in their stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (5 in 12 games). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 15 times and never got the comeback. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
With six rounds to go, the Desportivo das Aves team is practically doomed to go for the division. At position 18 and last in the league table, the training led by coach Nuno Manta Santos has only 14 points in the 28 games held in the NOS League, where he is another 14 points from the maintenance zone. Without winning for nine consecutive games, where they lost seven times, Aves comes to this game after the defeat suffered in the visit to the bastion of Gil Vicente (3-0), in the last round. The bad first part of the Avense team contributed to the defeat, having gone to the break and losing 2-0. In the previous round, Aves was able to steal two points from FC Porto, the main contender for the title.
After 7 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 30 points won. In their last match, they defeated the Marítimo at home by (2‑0), after in the previous match they had tied in an away match against Benfica, by (1‑1). This is a team that tends to be more competitive at home, since they have won 9 points away and 21 in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 17 suffered on the road, against 20 goals scored and 15 suffered at home. In his last 10 away games for the championship, Moreirense has recorded 1 victory, 5 draws and 4 defeats, for which he has won 8 points out of 30 possible. In their away matches for the league the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (5 in 12 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not had great defensive strength, but its attack has marked regularly, since it has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
In the ninth position of the general classification, the Moreirense team has been doing a very balanced campaign, with 35 points, the same as Boavista, which allows them to have a current advantage of 11 points in relation to the relegation zone. In the four games held after the return of soccer in Portugal, the “canons” won one game, drew two and lost another. In the last round, the team led by Ricardo Soares added the second consecutive equality, in the reception to Famalicão (1-1), after the tie, also to a ball, in the visit to “neighbor” Vitória of Sport Clube. In the last round, it was even Moreirense who scored first, by Fábio Abreu, in the 69th minute, but the Famalicenses managed to respond in just four minutes.