Desportivo Aves and Moreirense meet at Estádio Clube Desportivo das Aves, in a match for the 16th round of the First League. The record of recent direct confrontations between these two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches they played. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 30-07-2017, ended with the victory of Moreirense by (1-0). The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 14th and 16th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 18th ranked in home games and the 13th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 13 points won, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Tondela, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Estoril, by (3-2). Interestingly, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 8 points in away matches and only 5 at their stadium. In the last 8 home matches for the championship, Desportivo Aves won 1, tied 2 and lost 5, for which they have won 5 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, he does not win in his stadium 5 matches ago. In their away league matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 0-1 (3 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Aves has felt the difficulty of playing in the first division of Portugal, as this season came to this division. Still, a few days ago the local team managed to add some wins in a row, which allowed him to leave the relegation zone. In spite of this, the moment of present form of the Birds is complicated, adding two consecutive defeats. However, this will be the right time to return to victories, against an opponent who occupies a lower position in the leaderboard.
On this day, at home, coach Lito Vidigal must keep the team in 4-3-3, with Arango being the most offensive reference. On the other hand, Salvador Agra stands out for the quality at the time of finishing, continuing as one of the best markers of the team, with 3 goals scored. Of noting that the premises continue to present weaknesses in the completion and in the passing game. Everything indicates that the coach can not count on the injured Adriano Facchini.
The away team is currently in the 16 th position, with 11 points won, after 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Rio Ave by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Vitória Guimarães, by (2-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 7 points, against only 4 in their away matches. In the last match that they played, for the League Cup, they tied with Vitória Guimarães at home (3-3). In the last 8 away league matches Moreirense has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 defeats in the last matches as a visitor. In their home matches there are a few frequent results: at half-time 1-0 (4 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the game 3-0 (3 out of 8 matches). The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has suffered goals in the last 10 games which it disputed in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The last seasons have been a real affliction for the Moreirense, fighting in all to guarantee the maintenance. Once again, history repeats itself and currently the visiting team occupies a position very close to the relegation zone. However, the team of Moreira de Cónegos is going through a positive moment and no longer loses three consecutive games in several competitions.
In this match against Aves, coach Sérgio Vieira must keep the team in a 4-3-3, benefiting the middle block and counterattacks. Ronaldo Peña is one of the greatest highlights of Moreirense, with 2 goals and 2 assists. The lack of ability to maintain possession of the ball has been a very serious problem for the visiting team. For this game the coach does not have Ença Fati and Ousmane Dramé, both injured.
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