Portugal Primeira Liga
Ferreira – Famalicao, Asian Handicap 0 Famalicao, Stake 5/10, odd 1.92 at Pinnacle Sports (2-1 LOST)
PREVIEW: Famalicao is one of the surprises this year in Primeira Liga. Many experts suggested they will fight to avoid relegation, but they’re currently fighting to play in Europa League, which would be an amazing achievement. They are currently on 5th position with 33 points, like Rio Ave and only 3 points less than Sporting who’s on the 4th position. Away they’re doing pretty good, gathering 15 points from 10 games and losing only to Benfica, Porto and Portimonense. They scored 14 goals and received 17 goals in 10 games, with an average of 3.1 goals per away game, second only to Aves.
Ferreira on the other hand is a disappointment this season and it’s only a shadow of the team that 10 years ago, was fighting top 4 spots and was playing in Europa League. They’re currently on 16th position, only 1 point more than Portimonense the first relegating team. They lost the last 4 games in a row. They scored only 12 goals so far and received 30, having the worst attack in the league and 3rd worst defense. At home, they only managed to earn 11 points from 11 games. They scored 7 goals and received 11, having an average of 1.6 goals at home second bottom after Setubal.
For this game Perez is unavailable for Famalicao, due to his national selection, while Konate is questionable, having a slight injury. Ferreira doesn’t have any important injuries, but the situation at the team is very tense with a lot of conflicts between the players and the coach, while fans are threating the players if they relegate.
In the only 5 games ever played between these teams, Famalicao won 4 times (including 3 victories away at Ferreira), while Ferreria only won once away, last year.
Due to these circumstances, I expect a very balanced game and most likely a narrow win from Famalicao. There’s a visible difference between these teams and not only as standings, but also game quality and players. AH 0 Famalicao, seems the logical bet for me and the odds are very good for them.