Famalicao vs Belenenses Portuguese Primeira Liga Date: 29 December 2021, Wednesday Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET Venue: Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho (Vila Nova de Famalicao).
Rui Pedro Silva will make his debut as a Famalicao manager in Primeira Liga on Wednesday when the rock-bottomed Belenenses come to visit Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho.
The new head coach replaced Ivo Vieira on the bench on December 17th and he made his debut in the cup clash against Portimonense.
Although Famalicao were the better team on the pitch throughout most part of the game, they were eliminated on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the regular time and after extra time.
Famalicao are currently third from bottom with just three points cushion on the last-placed Belenenses ahead of this Gameweek No 16 tie.
The lack of defensive meticulousness has been the main source of problems for Famalicao who allowed at least two goals in each of the last four league affairs.
Famalicao did not keep a clean sheet in eight subsequent games in Primeira Liga. Luckily, they are now up against by far the worst attack in the division.
Belenenses managed to find the back of the net only 7 times in 14 outings so far in the season. They have been particularly struggling on travels, netting just two goals in seven fixtures.
Belenesnes did not score in four subsequent league games going into this tie. They fell 0-1 to Estoril and Sporting Braga each in the last two rounds.
Famalicao vs Belenenses Head-to-head
Famalicao can rely on tradition here as they have won and drawn two games apiece of the last four meetings with Belenenses.
Two of the last three head to head encounters between these two outfits ended in goalless draws.
Belenenses scored just once in two away clashes against Famalicao.
Famalicao vs Belenenses Prediction
This is an ideal chance for the hosts to finally keep things quiet defensively against the weakest attacking line in the division. If you add the expected new-manager bounce for the hosts, you should not have too many questions regarding the possible variants here.
We will back the home win as the main option at the odds of 1.72, while you alternatively go with Famalicao to keep a clean sheet at the 2.10 odds.
Famalicao vs Belenenses Tips
Famalicao to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Famalicao to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10 (11/10) odd.