Leixões vs Penafiel betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Portugal Segunda Liga
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 19:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio do Mar (9821 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Segunda Liga table so far. Here's the Leixões - Penafiel latest:

Insights:
  • Leixões have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Penafiel have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Leixões form and stats

5 victories, 4 draws and 4 defeats. That’s what Leixões have to build on here at Estádio do Mar in the Segunda Liga. Leixões has three losses from their three previous games and the tension is increasing in the dressing room for both the manager J. Ferreira da Mota and the players.

The fans are hoping that Leixões will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the Segunda Liga game against UD Oliveirense (placed 17th). Preceding that match was a defeat to Vizela (0-4).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Leixões have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 13 matches with the results: Won five, drawn four and lost four.

Leixões are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 15 goals in 13 games. 16 goals have been conceded.

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Penafiel form and stats

Playing away, Penafiel have won 4 games, drawn 3 and suffered 6 defeats in the Segunda Liga this season.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Segunda Liga home defeat versus Academico Viseu with 1-2 on the scoreboard. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Chaves wasn't a success with a 1-2 loss.

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

Penafiel have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 13 league away games 16 goals have been scored. Penafiel have conceded 19 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Penafiel - Leixões 1-0. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Leixões won five games, three matches ended with a draw and Penafiel has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / eight

Top Goalscorers

LeixõesÂ. da Silva
Â. da Silva
8 goals
PenafielR. Rodrigues Tavares
R. Rodrigues Tavares
7 goals
PenafielP. Rodrigues Cabral
P. Rodrigues Cabral
5 goals

Leixões missing players

Penafiel missing players

Leixões Penafiel
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 13 4 Played P 3 13 27
7 5 1 Won W 1 4 10
9 4 2 Drew D 1 3 7
11 4 1 Lost L 1 6 10
26 15 5 Scored S 5 16 34
34 16 6 Conceded C 4 19 33
93% 92% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 85% 89%
70% 69% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 69% 67%
37% 38% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 62% 56%
19% 31% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 31% 26%
4% 8% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 15% 7%
56% 46% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 62% 59%
19% 23% 25% Clean Sheets C S 33% 31% 37%
33% 38% 50% Failed to Score F T 33% 23% 15%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.5 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 2.1 2.4
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
9.2 10.9 13 Shots (avg) S ( 10.7 10 9.8
3.3 4.3 5.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 3.8 3.7
30% 27% 24% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 33% 34%
Key stats in Segunda Liga this season:
  • Leixões have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Penafiel 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 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.