Arouca and Academico Viseu meet at Estádio Municipal de Arouca, in a match for the 4th round of the Liga de Honra. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, tied 1 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 03‑02‑2019, ended with the victory of Arouca by (2‑0). Attention to the home factor, since Arouca tends to achieve different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in 14th position, with 2 points won, after 2 draws and 1 defeat. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Leixões by (0‑0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Varzim, by (0‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 14 victories and 1 draw in his stadium, with 39 goals scored and 6 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Arouca won 9 and drew 1.
Arouca must appear in a 4-4-2, favoring the defensive organization and the counterattacks, mostly channeled by the wing backs. The two most advanced players in charge of putting the opponent’s defensive line in the direction are Anthony Blondell and Adilio. As for the midfield, it must be made up of Leandro Silva, Marco Soares, Pedro Moreira and André Bukia. For this game, coach Armando Evangelista has all the players.
Academico Viseu :
After 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 17th position, without having won any points. In their last match, they lost to Estoril at home by (0‑2), after in the previous match they lost away, in a match against Mafra, by (1‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In its last 10 away matches, Academico Viseu has 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
The team led by Sérgio Boris should play with the usual tactical design, 4-4-2, with Bruno Loureiro and Anthony Carter the main faces in the attack of the visitors. For its part, the central corridor must be made up of Bruninho, Diogo, Fernando Ferreira and Luisinho. Apparently, the coach of the Viseenses has all the players suitable for this match against Arouca.