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Dec 1, 2020 at 9.45pm UK at Parque Joaquim Almeida Freitas
MoreirenseMoreirense
0-1
Pacos de FerreiraPacos de Ferreira

Franco (51')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Tanque (10')

Preview: Moreirense vs. Pacos de Ferreira - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Primeira Liga clash between Moreirense and Pacos de Ferreira, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Pacos de Ferreira head into their Primeira Liga encounter with Moreirense on Tuesday night hoping to win their third successive league match.

Meanwhile, Moreirense have won only one of their last six league matches, most recently suffering defeat at home to Sporting Lisbon.


Match preview

Pacos de Ferreira head coach Pepa pictured in June 2020© Reuters

Moreirense came close to a surprise result in Lisbon on Saturday but the league leaders came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory.

After taking the lead in just the third minute through an own goal by Luis Neto, the hosts replied quickly with Pedro Goncalves scoring an equaliser just five minutes later.

Moreirense were holding on for a point until Goncalves scored his second of the match in the 75th minute to give Sporting Lisbon the lead and eventually the three points.

Cesar Peixoto's side now sit three points above the relegation zone in 11th place, but a victory on Tuesday would move them into the top half of the table and level on points with Pacos de Ferreira.

Pacos De Ferreira have been impressive in recent weeks and have gone five matches unbeaten in all competitions, scoring 12 goals in the process.

The Beavers came out on top against Famalicao on Saturday, with goals from Luther Singh and Ze Uilton securing a 2-0 home victory for Pepa's side.

Pacos, who have now won three home matches in a row, have yet to win away from the Estadio da Mata Real this season and face a Moreirense side who are unbeaten on their home turf.

The last time they beat Moreirense away from home was back in the 2012-13 campaign when they cruised to a 5-0 victory.

Securing the three points in midweek would see Pacos move up one place to fourth, two points behind Porto in second.

Moreirense Primeira Liga form: LDDWLL
Moreirense form (all competitions): DDWLWL

Pacos de Ferreira Primeira Liga form: LLWDWW
Pacos de Ferreira form (all competitions): LWDWWW


Team News

Pacos de Ferreira head coach Pepa pictured in June 2020© Reuters

Moreirense forward Pedro Neto and left-back Pedro Amador are both ruled out long-term with torn ligament injuries, while midfielder Filipe Soares is unavailable after testing positive for coronavirus.

Striker Andre Luis, who started his first match of the season in the last game, could retain his place up front although Cesar Peixoto may choose to pick Fabio Abreu ahead of him.

Pacos de Ferreira boss Pepa could name the same starting lineup that beat Famalicao in their last match.

Striker Ze Uilton, who came off the bench to score on Friday, will be pushing to start ahead of Douglas Tanque.

Moreirense possible starting lineup:
Pasinato; D'Alberto, Rosic, Vitoria, Figueiredo; Pacheco; Pires, Franco, A. Soares, Walterson; Abreu

Pacos de Ferreira possible starting lineup:
Jordi; Fonseca, Marcelo, Baixinho, Reabciuk; Eustaquio; Ferreira, Carlos, Costa, Singh; Tanque


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We say: Moreirense 1-1 Pacos de Ferreira

Moreirense are unbeaten in their last five home matches against Pacos de Ferreira, but with the visitors in good form, they could make it difficult for the home side on Tuesday night.


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How you voted: Moreirense vs Pacos de Ferreira

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Draw
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Pacos de Ferreira
26.3%
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Lisbon1411303192236
2Benfica14102229141532
3Porto14102236171932
4Braga149052315827
5Pacos de FerreiraPacos de Ferreira147431912725
6Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes137241813523
7MoreirenseMoreirense144551115-417
8Maritimo145271618-217
9TondelaTondela144371323-1015
10Rio AveRio Ave143651016-615
11Santa ClaraSanta Clara144371318-515
12PortimonensePortimonense144281017-714
13FamalicaoFamalicao143561625-914
14Nacional143471219-713
15Gil Vicente143471016-613
16SC FarenseFarense133371519-412
17BelenensesBelenenses14266612-612
18BoavistaBoavista141851424-1011

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