Chaves and Estoril face in Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira, in a match for the 24th round of the Primeira Liga. Chaves won away by (0-2), the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 09-23-2017. The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. Despite being a match between 6 th and 16 th of the table, it is actually a match between the 14 th best team in home matches and the 15 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 33 points won, after 9 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Porto, by (0-4). In the last match, they won in an away match against Moreirense by (0-1). Interestingly, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 19 points in away matches and only 14 at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Chaves has a record of 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have 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 23 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 13 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Chaves enters this game motivated after a win as a visitor, by 0-1, in the visit to the arena of Moreirense: Bressan, at minute 74 ‘, penalty, scored the only goal of the game. The home club usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Matheus Pereira, Davidson and William. The Belarusian Renan Bressan is the protagonist responsible for putting his vision of the game into practice and serving his teammates in the best way. One of the great valences of the locals is the conduction of the counterattacks through the lateral ones, being that one of their lagoons is the finalization of the situations of danger that manages to create during the match. The 56-year-old coach, Luís Castro, will not be able to count on Tiago Galvão, Patrón and Jefferson, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 16th position, with 21 points won, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Belenenses, by (0-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Porto, by (1-3). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 16 points, against only 8 in their away games. In the last away game for this competition won by (1-2) against Moreirense. In the last 10 away matches for the championship Estoril has 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 23 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 16 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 11 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Estoril comes to this unmotivated performance, after a home-made snub, by 1-3, at the reception to FC Porto. The Brazilian Lucas Evangelista is the main reference of the central area of the visiting team, being a midfielder endowed with an enviable technique and an ability to pass above the average. The Brazilian Bruno Gomes is the service forward, as this spearhead is very efficient at the level of completion. The technician Ivo Vieira will not be able to count on Kléber, Victor Andrade, Joel, Thiago Cardoso, Gonçalo Brandão and Lucão, to be injured. Allano Lima and Bruno Gomes will also be out of the available ones, because they are suspended.
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