2. Division: Group D match preview: Espinho versus Lusitano FCV

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Competition: Portugal 2. Division: Group D
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 16:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Marques da Silva

An important duel in the bottom section of the 2. Division: Group D, with both Espinho and Lusitano FCV experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 9th and the visitors in 11th place.

Insights:
  • Espinho is in the best form (4-2-0)
  • Lusitano FCV have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

Espinho are fighting like crazy to avoid relegation and desperately need points in this fixture. Lusitano are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

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Espinho form and stats

The story so far in the 2. Division: Group D for Espinho at their home stadium (Estádio Marques da Silva) is 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Bruno Miguel Assuncao Silva not having conceded a league goal in 323 minutes.

Before that game, the 3-0 home victory against Sao Joao Ver.

As mentioned above, Espinho "killed" Lusitania FC Lourosa in their previous game. They need to reset completely for this one and beware of complacency.

The Espinho fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 15 goals in 10 league matches. Espinho have conceded 10 in these home matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Lusitano FCV form and stats

Lusitano FCV have only collected 4 points from their away games in the 2. Division: Group D, after 1-1-8 (10 played). The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on P. Coelho Meneses, the Lusitano manager, as the last three away games were defeats.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Beira-Mar wasn't a success with a 1-2 loss.

The visitors have scored 6 goals from 10 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. As for defending, Lusitano rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 15 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Lusitano FCV - Espinho 2-0. Espinho-Lusitano FCV H2H statistics last seven meetings regardless of arena: Espinho four wins, Lusitano FCV two wins, one draw. four of these seven matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Espinho missing players

Lusitano FCV missing players

Espinho Lusitano FCV
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
21 10 2 Played P 2 10 21
8 5 2 Won W 1 1 4
4 2 0 Drew D 0 1 4
9 3 0 Lost L 1 8 13
31 15 5 Scored S 3 6 16
21 10 0 Conceded C 2 15 32
95% 90% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 90% 86%
57% 50% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 60% 71%
38% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 48%
24% 30% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 10% 14%
14% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 5%
24% 20% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 40% 38%
43% 60% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 10% 19%
38% 30% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 60% 57%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.8 2.3
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
7.3 9.2 10 Shots (avg) S ( 11.5 7.3 7.5
2.9 4.5 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.5 3.7 3.8
46% 22% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 23% 18% 26%
Key stats in 2. Division: Group D this season:
  • Espinho have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Espinho have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Lusitano FCV have scored away.
  • Espinho is in the best form (4-2-0)
  • Lusitano FCV have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Lusitano FCV have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Anadia 21 13 5 3 38 13 11 7 2 2 21 6 10 6 3 1 17 7 25 44
2 Lusitania FC Lourosa 21 11 7 3 38 20 11 6 4 1 22 11 10 5 3 2 16 9 18 40
3 Canelas 2010 21 11 5 5 25 13 11 8 1 2 16 5 10 3 4 3 9 8 12 38
4 Sao Joao Ver 19 9 6 4 27 13 9 4 5 0 14 2 10 5 1 4 13 11 14 33
5 Sanjoanense 21 7 12 2 25 13 10 4 5 1 14 4 11 3 7 1 11 9 12 33
6 Valadares Gaia 21 10 2 9 34 25 11 6 1 4 19 9 10 4 1 5 15 16 9 32
7 Castro Daire 21 9 5 7 21 23 10 5 2 3 12 12 11 4 3 4 9 11 -2 32
8 Beira-Mar 21 8 4 9 28 22 10 5 2 3 15 9 11 3 2 6 13 13 6 28
9 Espinho 21 7 5 9 27 21 10 5 2 3 15 10 11 2 3 6 12 11 6 26
10 Águeda 21 4 5 12 17 27 11 4 3 4 11 12 10 0 2 8 6 15 -10 17
11 Lusitano FCV 21 4 4 13 16 32 11 3 3 5 10 17 10 1 1 8 6 15 -16 16
12 Sao Joao Ver 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
13 Vila Cortez 21 1 1 19 8 83 10 1 0 9 3 36 11 0 1 10 5 47 -75 4

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The Campeonato de Portugal is the third-level football league in Portugal. It currently has four divisions based on geographic criteria. Each division has 18 teams who play each other home and away to decide a final league table. The top eight teams in total (two from each division) play a playoff to decide promotion.