Monday’s match between Santa Clara and Estoril Praia at the Estadio de Sao Miguel marks the conclusion of Round 13 of the Portuguese Primeira Liga season. The Canarinhos have gone undefeated in six straight away games and will want to extend that trend while still nursing their wounds from their Taca de Portugal elimination.
Last Monday’s scoreless draw between Santa Clara and Chaves at the Estadio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira saw them escape the relegation zone for the first time this year. The visitors put on a strong defensive display to frustrate the Flavienses and force a share of the spoils, even though they had less than 40% of the ball possession and were under pressure for the majority of the game. Prior to that, Mario Silva’s team had defeated Vizela 1-0 on the road on October 23 to end a five-game losing streak in all competitions.
At the Estadio de Sao Miguel on Sunday, Santa Clara and Estoril Praia will square off in the Portuguese Primeira Liga’s first match of the new season. The Canarinhos rallied from behind twice to rescue a stunning 2-2 draw in the season’s first encounter between the two teams back in November. At last Monday’s match between the two teams at the Estadio do Dragao, Porto simply outclassed Santa Clara, winning 3-0 with ease. Sergio Conceicao’s team. Santa Clara are three points and three places behind Sunday’s visitors in the Primeira Liga standings with 31 points from 28 games.
Up to one hour prior to kickoff, our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player metrics, indicated that a Santa Clara victory was the most likely result of this game, with a chance of 47.33%. Estoril Praia’s chances of winning were 26.91%, while those of a draw were 25.8%.
1-0 was the result that had the highest likelihood of resulting in a Santa Clara victory (11.43%). The next two most likely results were 2-1 (9.24%) and 2-0 (8.63%) scorelines. The odds of Estoril Praia winning were 0-1 (8.12%) and 1-1 (12.24%), respectively. 8.6% of the time, the actual score of 2-0 was predicted. Our data analysis and Sports Mole staff both made the right predictions that This game would be won by Santa Clara.
When Santa Clara Azores plays at home, the most frequent outcome of games between the two teams is a 1-1 draw. 1-1 draws are the most typical outcome of games between Santa Clara Azores and Estoril Praia. This outcome has come about in 6 games. In the past 9 matches, Santa Clara Azores have won twice, there have been 5 ties, and Estoril Praia have won twice when playing at home. Estoril Praia is up 9-8 on the goal differential. In the previous 20 meetings, Estoril Praia has won 4 times, Santa Clara Azores has won 5, and there have been 11 draws.
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