Santa Clara vs Paços de Ferreira betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio de São Miguel (13277 seats)

This could be an interesting match as Santa Clara have their presumed home advantage while Paços de Ferreira are ahead 13 points in the Primeira Liga table.

Insights:
  • Santa Clara has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Primeira Liga
  • Paços de Ferreira has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (4) in Primeira Liga

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Santa Clara form and stats

Santa Clara's results here at Estádio de São Miguel in the Primeira Liga have been very modest with 2 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats.

Stress levels are on the rise for Santa's attacking players as they have now played 192 minutes without scoring in a league game. C. Carvalho was their last goal scorer.

Santa faced defeat in their previous match, away at Gil Vicente (0-1). Preceding that match was a defeat to Sporting Braga (0-1).

Heartbreak for Santa in their last match as Gil Vicente's Pedrinho scored the winning goal deep into overtime.

This is expected to be a close game, with Santa Clara perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Santa as a small favourite), we find 15 games. Santa Clara has won four of these, drawn five and lost six.

Santa aren't scoring a lot here at Estádio de São Miguel in the league, with only 7 goals from 9 games. On the other hand, Santa have conceded 11 goals.

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Paços de Ferreira form and stats

Playing away, Paços de Ferreira have won 4 games, drawn 3 and suffered 3 defeats in the Primeira Liga this season.

Ferreira won their last game, 2-1 versus Vitória SC played at home. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Sporting CP wasn't a success with a 0-2 loss.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Ferreira playing away and similar expectations, we found ten relevant matches. Results were two Paços de Ferreira wins, four draws and four defeats.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Ferreira have scored 12 goals in 10 league games away. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far).

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Paços de Ferreira - Santa Clara 2-1 entered in the official records. Santa Clara-Paços de Ferreira H2H statistics last four meetings regardless of arena: Santa Clara two wins, Paços de Ferreira two wins, zero draws. two of these four matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Santa ClaraT. Santos Santana
T. Santos Santana
7 goals
Santa ClaraC. Carvalho da Silva Junior
C. Carvalho da Silva Junior
6 goals
Paços de FerreiraD. da Silva Souza
D. da Silva Souza
6 goals

Santa Clara missing players

Paços de Ferreira missing players

Santa Clara Paços de Ferreira
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
20 9 5 Played P 3 10 20
7 2 0 Won W 2 4 11
4 2 1 Drew D 1 3 5
9 5 4 Lost L 0 3 4
20 7 2 Scored S 4 12 28
23 11 9 Conceded C 1 9 17
95% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 95%
70% 67% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 80% 85%
40% 33% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 30% 35%
10% 11% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 5%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 5%
50% 33% 40% BTTS BTTS 33% 50% 50%
20% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 67% 30% 35%
35% 44% 60% Failed to Score F T 0% 20% 20%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3 2.6 2.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2.6 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.5 9.7 8.8 Shots (avg) S ( 13 12.6 11.3
3.2 2.7 2.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.8 4
31% 29% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 25% 35%
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Paços de Ferreira has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (4) in Primeira Liga
  • Paços de Ferreira haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Santa Clara has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Primeira Liga

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 20 17 3 0 42 10 10 8 2 0 20 5 10 9 1 0 22 5 32 54
2 Sporting Braga 20 14 1 5 37 20 10 8 1 1 18 8 10 6 0 4 19 12 17 43
3 Porto 19 12 5 2 43 21 10 7 2 1 23 11 9 5 3 1 20 10 22 41
4 Benfica 20 11 6 3 33 17 10 7 2 1 18 8 10 4 4 2 15 9 16 39
5 Paços de Ferreira 20 11 5 4 28 17 10 7 2 1 16 8 10 4 3 3 12 9 11 38
6 Vitória SC 20 9 5 6 25 21 10 4 1 5 11 15 10 5 4 1 14 6 4 32
7 Santa Clara 20 7 4 9 20 23 9 2 2 5 7 11 11 5 2 4 13 12 -3 25
8 Moreirense 20 6 7 7 18 24 10 3 5 2 12 13 10 3 2 5 6 11 -6 25
9 Rio Ave 20 5 7 8 16 23 10 3 3 4 9 10 10 2 4 4 7 13 -7 22
10 Belenenses 20 4 9 7 11 16 11 3 5 3 10 10 9 1 4 4 1 6 -5 21
11 Nacional 20 5 6 9 19 26 10 3 3 4 13 15 10 2 3 5 6 11 -7 21
12 Tondela 20 6 3 11 21 34 10 6 2 2 12 9 10 0 1 9 9 25 -13 21
13 Portimonense 20 5 4 11 18 26 9 4 2 3 11 8 11 1 2 8 7 18 -8 19
14 Gil Vicente 20 5 4 11 16 26 10 3 2 5 8 10 10 2 2 6 8 16 -10 19
15 Farense 20 4 6 10 22 29 11 3 4 4 14 13 9 1 2 6 8 16 -7 18
16 Boavista 20 3 9 8 20 32 10 2 2 6 7 16 10 1 7 2 13 16 -12 18
17 Famalicão 20 4 6 10 18 32 10 1 4 5 9 19 10 3 2 5 9 13 -14 18
18 Maritimo 19 5 2 12 18 28 9 2 2 5 6 12 10 3 0 7 12 16 -10 17

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.