Aves vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Estádio do CD das Aves (Vila das Aves).
Santa Clara are going through a long spell of winless games, and they will hope the match-up against the worst team in the competition, Aves, will help them to post some much-needed points on the board.
Aves vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a goalless draw.
- Six of the former eight overall wins went to the teams that were on the road.
- Santa Clara scored two or more goals in two of the previous three matches.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Santa Clara had won 1-2.
Aves vs Santa Clara Prediction
Aves were on the road the last match-day, and had locked horns with Setubal. Expectedly, the former lost the game, 1-0.
Meanwhile, Santa Clara had been pitted against Sporting in their prior league encounter, and then the top-tier team defeated Santa with a 0-4 scorecard.
This Saturday, Aves are on the back foot, despite having the home advantage. The reasons are manifold.
First and foremost, they are placed dead last in the table, and have managed a total of just six points till now, from their fourteen fixtures. Keep note that except for Ferreira (who have 11 points) every other squad in the competition have double or more points than that of Aves.
Aves have also conceded the most number of goals, have lost the most number of games, have won the least, and importantly, have lost 17 of their last 20 overall match-ups. At home, they had lost four of their preceding five games as well.
On the other hand, Santa Clara have lost just one of their last four games away from home, and have lost against just three teams in total this whole season – Porto, Braga, and Chaves.
Going on, Santa Clara were unbeaten against this opponent in the last three meetings, and had scored two or more goals in two of the prior three such clashes.
Moreover, teams on the road had recorded six of the last eight overall h2h wins, and with Santa being desperate for some points, really could put forth a great performance this Saturday.
Aves vs Santa Clara Betting Tips
Double Chance: Santa Clara or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Santa Clara to Win Either Half @ 1.83 (5/6).