Varzim vs Penafiel preview

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Competition: Portugal Segunda Liga
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Varzim Sport Club (7280 seats)

Varzim hope to fill the stadium for this game despite that the season has been back-breaking so far with 7 points and a 17th position in the Segunda Liga table. Opponents Penafiel own 8th place with 16 pts.

Insights:
  • Varzim have the the worst goal difference (-5) at home in Segunda Liga
  • Penafiel have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

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.

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Varzim form and stats

Varzim have played 5 Segunda Liga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 1-1-3 (wins-draws-losses). We have seen two home losses in a row now for Varzim, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

No payout for Varzim in their previous match, an away game at Sporting CP that ended in defeat 1-2.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Porto II that finished 2-2.

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 Varzim have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 14 matches with the results: Won six, drawn three and lost five.

Varzim has scored 5 league goals at home this season, in 5 matches. Goals are flowing in at the wrong end for Varzim with 10 goals conceded in these matches.

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Penafiel form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Segunda Liga travels is 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats. The last three matches for Penafiel have all ended in a draw.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Taça De Portugal home defeat versus Portimonense with 0-3 on the scoreboard. Penafiel did not look prepared in the first half against Portimonense and lost the game during the first 45 minutes. They need to evaluate their pre-match routine before this one.

A 1-1 draw was the result before that, hosting Leixoes in the Segunda Liga.

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

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Penafiel have scored 5 goals in 5 league games away. 7 goals have been conceded by Penafiel in these games.

Head 2 Head

Statistics for the preceeding ten meetings between these two sides are: four wins for Varzim, two draws and four wins for Penafiel. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

PenafielR. Maximiano Rodrigo
R. Maximiano Rodrigo
5 goals
VarzimH. Vieira da Silva
H. Vieira da Silva
3 goals
VarzimL. da Costa Silva
L. da Costa Silva
2 goals

Varzim missing players

Penafiel missing players

Varzim Penafiel
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
11 5 2 Played P 4 5 11
1 1 1 Won W 1 1 4
4 1 1 Drew D 2 2 4
6 3 0 Lost L 1 2 3
11 5 5 Scored S 4 5 11
19 10 3 Conceded C 4 7 11
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 80% 91%
91% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 60% 55%
55% 60% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 60% 36%
27% 40% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 40% 18%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
64% 40% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 60% 55%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 40% 36%
36% 60% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 20% 18%
 
6.3 7.2 7 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.4 5.5
4.9 3.4 7.5 Corners against (avg) C A 5.2 5.2 4.4
3.6 3.6 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 3.6 3.6
5 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10 12.2 15 Shots (avg) S ( 11.2 10 10.6
3.8 4.2 8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 3.4 3.5
26% 24% 31% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 29% 28%
 
12.3 11.8 12 Shots against (avg) S A 10.5 12.2 10.8
5 5.8 4.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 3.6 3
Key stats in Segunda Liga this season:
  • All of Varzim's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Penafiel have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Varzim have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Varzim have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Varzim have the the worst goal difference (-5) at home in Segunda Liga
  • Varzim have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Varzim haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Benfica II 11 7 2 2 23 13 6 4 1 1 14 6 5 3 1 1 9 7 10 23
2 Feirense 11 7 1 3 17 9 6 3 1 2 9 7 5 4 0 1 8 2 8 22
3 Casa Pia 11 6 3 2 18 8 5 5 0 0 13 2 6 1 3 2 5 6 10 21
4 Rio Ave 11 6 3 2 22 14 5 3 0 2 10 9 6 3 3 0 12 5 8 21
5 Mafra 11 4 4 3 14 11 5 1 3 1 3 3 6 3 1 2 11 8 3 16
6 Nacional 11 4 4 3 16 14 5 2 2 1 9 5 6 2 2 2 7 9 2 16
7 Estrela Amadora 11 4 4 3 17 16 6 3 1 2 10 8 5 1 3 1 7 8 1 16
8 Penafiel 11 4 4 3 11 11 6 3 2 1 6 4 5 1 2 2 5 7 0 16
9 Academico Viseu 11 5 1 5 14 19 6 3 1 2 7 8 5 2 0 3 7 11 -5 16
10 Leixoes 11 4 3 4 16 15 6 3 1 2 10 9 5 1 2 2 6 6 1 15
11 Chaves 11 3 5 3 17 15 5 3 2 0 11 4 6 0 3 3 6 11 2 14
12 Porto II 10 2 6 2 13 14 6 1 5 0 9 7 4 1 1 2 4 7 -1 12
13 Sporting Covilha 11 2 6 3 8 14 5 1 3 1 4 4 6 1 3 2 4 10 -6 12
14 Trofense 11 2 5 4 8 11 6 2 2 2 5 5 5 0 3 2 3 6 -3 11
15 Farense 11 1 7 3 13 16 5 1 3 1 7 6 6 0 4 2 6 10 -3 10
16 Vilafranquense 11 2 4 5 12 18 6 0 4 2 7 10 5 2 0 3 5 8 -6 10
17 Varzim 11 1 4 6 11 19 5 1 1 3 5 10 6 0 3 3 6 9 -8 7
18 Academica 10 0 2 8 8 21 4 0 2 2 5 7 6 0 0 6 3 14 -13 2

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.