Arouca vs Belenenses Portugal – Primeira Liga Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022 Kick-off at 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET Venue: Estádio Municipal de Arouca.
This will be a tight and competitive affair between Arouca, who need just a point or at least to match Tondela’s result below them for safety, and rock-bottom Belenenses. These two sides go h2h at Estádio Municipal de Arouca this Saturday.
Arouca is at the 15th spot on the standing with 30 points from 33 games. They won 7 times in the league while drew on 9 and lost on 17 other occasions. The home side should win or draw this game if not then they would be at a high risk of falling into the red zone, as they share same points with Tondela.
Arouca will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 Primeira Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Braga. They have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 6 goals on the way.
On the other hand, Belenenses resides at the rock bottom closing the 18th position on the table with a mere 25 points. Of the 33 matches played, they won on 5 while drawing 10 times and losing on 18 other occasions. Their only chance to stay in Primeira Liga is by winning this last game of the season and hoping Tondela and Moreirense both to lose.
The visitor’s hearts were broken on Monday as they equalized in extra time only to see Famalicao score a later winner which ended by 3-2 only to consign them to the relegation zone. Franclim Carvalho’s men have converted 8 times in the course of their latest 6 matches.
Arouca vs Belenenses Head-to-head (h2h)
Belenenses won the last 2 h2hs by 2-1 scoreline.
Arouca won only once from their last 8 league meetings.
Four out of their last five meetings saw scoring from both sides.
Arouca vs Belenenses Prediction
Arouca have not beaten Belenenses in their last 3 matches in the league. But they remain unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches with two wins on the way.
Meanwhile, Belenenses failed to win any games on road this season, considering 16 away matches played in total. But they won the last 2 h2hs over this foe.
Arouca need to stay in this league and this game being their last hope, with the home support in hand, we feel that a win or draw for the hosts looks probable.