Rio Ave and Paços de Ferreira face at Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube, in a match for the 16th round of the Primeira Liga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 win and 4 draws in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 02-02-2017, in a match for the Primeira Liga that ended in a draw by (0-0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Paços de Ferreira presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 24 points won. In their last match, they tied with Chaves away by (1-1), after in the previous match they won by (2-1) at home, in a match against Moreirense. 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, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor. against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last match that they played, for the League Cup, they won against Leixões at home (3-2). In their last 8 home matches for the championship Rio Ave won 4, tied 1 and lost 3, so they have won 13 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 8 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 15 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 6 matches in which they suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 13 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Rio Ave comes to this game motivated, after a win at home, 3-2, at the reception to Leixões, for the League Cup: Vito and João Novais scored the goals of the victory. The home team presents more individual arguments for this game, so, acting at home, you can guess that it adopts a more offensive stance. Rio Ave usually uses a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring fast offensive transitions. In this tactical design, the three most advanced players are Ribeiro, Guedes and João Novais. Coach Miguel Cardoso will not be able to count on Silvério, injured.
After 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 13 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Boavista, by (1-2), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Belenenses, by (1-1). 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 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 15 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home loss with Porto by (2-3). For the championship, Paços de Ferreira won 2 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 8 away matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. 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 their away 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 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Paços de Ferreira comes to this unmotivated match, after a home defeat, by 2-3, at the reception to FC Porto, for the League Cup. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, favoring fast offensive transitions, with the two arrows aimed at the rival goal Moreira and Mabil. It is important to note that the player responsible for leading the attacks of his team is the Portuguese Pedrinho. The visiting coach can not count on Rui Correia, injured.
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