Feirense vs Santa Clara
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcolino de Castro (Santa Maria da Feira).
Santa Clara suffered a disappointing 1-2 defeat at home to relegation strugglers Tondela on Wednesday. Can they rebound on Sunday afternoon away at penultimate-placed Feirense? Os Acoreanos are generally enjoying a fine campaign in the top flight of the Portuguese football as they sit comfortably in the middle of the league ladder with a nine-point cushion between them and the red zone.
The same can’t be said for Azuis da Feira who will have to raise their form significantly in order to avoid the drop to second tier next year. Feirense failed to produce on Thursday evening when they only drew 0-0 to rock-bottomed Chaves in their first fixture of the year. They scored only two goals in past five league affairs and will head into this winless in 13 consecutive Primeira Liga fixtures.
Feirense vs Santa Clara: Head-to-head
Feirense lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 28th encounter with Os Acoreanos.
They, however, kept their net untouched in all of past three meetings with Santa Clara.
There was just one goal scored in total in past three head to head outings between the two sides.
Azuis da Feira have a much better record in H2H games at Estadio Marcolino de Castro where they won 7, drew 3 and lost only 2 of 12 encounters with Santa Clara.
Feirense vs Santa Clara: Prediction
The visitors will have a great opportunity to bring such a poor away record in games with Feirense to an end here. They’ve been enjoying a tremendous shape on recent travels and will head into this off the back of five wins in last six matches on the road across competitions.
Joao Henriques’ men did not concede a single goal in last two away games against Moreirense (0-1) and Vitoria Setubal (0-2). They are well worth backing not to lose against a team which is winless in 13 consecutive league ties at the odds of 1.61.
Feirense vs Santa Clara: Bet Tips
Santa Clara or Draw @ 1.61 (8/13)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5).