Balanced ball game between Cova Piedade and Varzim expected

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Competition: Portugal Segunda Liga
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira (3500 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the Segunda Liga, with both Cova Piedade and Varzim experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 15th and the visitors in 16th place.

Insights:
  • Cova Piedade have the most conceded goals in the second half (25) in Segunda Liga
  • Varzim have the fewest scored goals (20) in Segunda Liga

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.

2-1-0 (wins/draws/losses). These are the numbers for Varzim when playing away games on artifical turf, which is not the surface they have on their own home stadium (which has grass). Their goal statistics from those three matches are 5-2 (scored/conceded).

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Cova Piedade form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the Segunda Liga this season. Cova Piedade have only managed 2 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses from their games here at Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Cova Piedade, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

Piedade manager A. Leal de Araújo and his team return home after a 1-1 draw away versus Feirense (placed 3rd) in the Segunda Liga. Before that match, a win away at Benfica II.

This is expected to be a close game, with Cova Piedade perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Cova Piedade as a small favourite), we find 16 games. Cova Piedade has won five of these, drawn eight and lost three.

Piedade have scored 12 league goals here from 13 matches, not a lot. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 20 goals have been conceded.

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Varzim form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the fewest scored goals (20) in Segunda Liga, on their Segunda Liga travels is 4 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats.

Varzim won their last game, 2-1 versus Benfica II played at home. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Academico Viseu at their stadium, the result 1-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found eight similar matches played by Varzim in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Varzim, two draws and three defeats.

The visitors have scored 10 goals from 13 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. As opposed to that, Varzim have seen the ball go into their own net 14 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Varzim - Cova Piedade 1-3. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - three - five (Piedade wins - draws - Varzim wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Cova PiedadeJ. Ribeiro Vieira
J. Ribeiro Vieira
7 goals
PiedadeM. Rosa
M. Rosa
4 goals
Cova PiedadeH. Pinto Servulo Firmino
H. Pinto Servulo Firmino
4 goals

Cova Piedade missing players

Varzim missing players

Cova Piedade Varzim
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
27 13 3 Played P 3 13 27
6 2 0 Won W 2 4 7
9 5 2 Drew D 1 3 6
12 6 1 Lost L 0 6 14
29 12 2 Scored S 3 10 20
39 20 4 Conceded C 1 14 32
89% 85% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 85% 89%
78% 77% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 46% 56%
41% 31% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 38% 33%
26% 31% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 15% 15%
15% 23% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
59% 46% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 46% 44%
26% 31% 0% Clean Sheets C S 67% 31% 26%
26% 38% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 38% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.2 3.1 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.3 2.8 2.8
4 3 2 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
6.9 5.9 7 Shots (avg) S ( 11 7.8 9
2.9 2.7 2.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 2.7 3.3
38% 34% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 29% 22%
Key stats in Segunda Liga this season:
  • Cova Piedade have the most conceded goals in the second half (25) in Segunda Liga
  • Varzim have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Varzim have the fewest scored goals (20) in Segunda Liga
  • Varzim have the fewest scored goals in the second half (9) in Segunda 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 Estoril 27 18 6 3 45 18 13 8 4 1 27 12 14 10 2 2 18 6 27 60
2 Vizela 27 13 10 4 43 29 14 9 4 1 22 12 13 4 6 3 21 17 14 49
3 Feirense 27 14 6 7 36 23 14 7 3 4 18 14 13 7 3 3 18 9 13 48
4 Académica 27 13 9 5 33 22 13 7 3 3 17 12 14 6 6 2 16 10 11 48
5 Chaves 27 13 7 7 35 27 13 4 5 4 11 13 14 9 2 3 24 14 8 46
6 Arouca 27 12 8 7 30 22 13 6 4 3 11 9 14 6 4 4 19 13 8 44
7 Penafiel 27 10 7 10 34 33 14 6 4 4 18 14 13 4 3 6 16 19 1 37
8 Casa Pia 27 8 11 8 32 36 14 5 4 5 18 20 13 3 7 3 14 16 -4 35
9 Benfica II 27 9 6 12 43 37 13 7 2 4 23 14 14 2 4 8 20 23 6 33
10 Mafra 27 9 6 12 30 37 13 6 4 3 17 15 14 3 2 9 13 22 -7 33
11 Sporting Covilha 27 7 10 10 27 30 14 4 6 4 17 17 13 3 4 6 10 13 -3 31
12 Leixões 27 7 9 11 26 34 13 5 4 4 15 16 14 2 5 7 11 18 -8 30
13 Academico Viseu 27 7 8 12 24 34 13 3 4 6 9 16 14 4 4 6 15 18 -10 29
14 Vilafranquense 27 4 15 8 26 35 14 2 9 3 13 16 13 2 6 5 13 19 -9 27
15 Cova Piedade 27 6 9 12 29 39 13 2 5 6 12 20 14 4 4 6 17 19 -10 27
16 Varzim 27 7 6 14 20 32 14 3 3 8 10 18 13 4 3 6 10 14 -12 27
17 UD Oliveirense 27 6 8 13 22 38 14 3 5 6 12 17 13 3 3 7 10 21 -16 26
18 Porto II 27 5 9 13 32 41 14 3 2 9 18 24 13 2 7 4 14 17 -9 24

Read more about Segunda Liga

The Segunda Liga, or LigaPro, is the second level of Portuguese football. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. The top two teams are promoted to the top level in Portugal (Primeira Liga) while the bottom two are relegated.