Moreirense – Santa Clara SOCCER PICKS
Moreirense and Santa Clara face off in the Joaquim de Almeida Fr Desportivo Comendador Park, in a match for the 12th round of the Primeira Liga. There is only a record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 12-13-2017, which ended with the victory of Moreirense by (6-5), in the shoot-off on penalties. the Santa Clara presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 16 points won, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Portimonense, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Sporting Braga, by (2-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the championship, Moreirense won 10 points out of 15 possible, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Moreirense enters this match after a snub, by 2-0, in the displacement to the arena of Braga. We remember that the locals won three consecutive victories in the Portuguese league in the previous days. The great strength of the Moreirense lies in the ability it shows in conducting its offensive attacks through rapid transitions. The Pedro Nuno end is responsible for placing the opposing defense in the direction, its speed being the highest quality. In addition, the player mentioned above is one of the great highlights of this team, with 3 goals and 3 assists. For this game coach Ivo Vieira will not be able to count on Loum, suspended, in addition to Almeida, due to injury.
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 14 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Vitória Guimarães, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Belenenses, by (2-3). 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 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 5 away matches for the championship, Santa Clara has 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 15 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 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 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Santa Clara enters this day without great motivation, after a defeat by 2-3 against Belenenses, in a match for the Portuguese championship. It should be noted that the visitors have three consecutive losses in this competition. The greatest valence of outsiders is in the ability they demonstrate to drive their offensive thrusts through faster transitions. Midfielder Osama Rashid is one of the most important players of this Santa Clara, owning great sense of positioning and quality of pass. The technician João Henriques can not count on Fábio Cardoso, suspended, in addition to Thiago Santana and Dennis Pineda, these injured.