Vilaverdense vs Belenenses Prediction 18.03.2024

Vilaverdense

Vilaverdense

1 : 1

CF Os Belenenses

CF Os Belenenses

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2.37

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3.35

2

2.9

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  • Competition: Liga Portugal 2 - 26. Matchday
  • Date: Monday, 18th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:15 UTC / 21.15 CET
  • Venue: Estadio da Capital do Movel (Pacos de Ferreira)

Monday's clash at the Estadio da Capital do Movel is a must-win encounter for both Vilaverdense and Os Belenenses, who are battling to escape the relegation zone in the Portuguese second-tier league.

Vilaverdense vs Belenenses Betting Tips: Under 2.5

Vilaverdense extended their losing run in Liga Portugal 2 to a woeful five matches after a late 1-2 loss against Porto's youth team last Saturday, plunging deeper into a rut that ominously signals a potential drop to third division, where they came from just last season as runners-up.

After pocketing a measly one point from their last six second-tier fixtures, Sergio Machado's men find themselves languishing in second-to-last position ahead of Monday's do-or-die clash, trailing a daunting eight points behind Farense, who occupies the final survival-guaranteed spot.

Racing against the clock with just nine rounds remaining, Vilaverdense is on a mission to dodge failure, pinning their hopes on their recent home resurgence where they've collected 10 points in the last seven clashes, surpassing their total from the preceding 17 rounds, aiming for a positive turn of events.

On the flip side, Os Belenenses, a side that graced the group stages of the Europa League back in the 2015-16 campaign, is plummeting towards utter abyss this season, firmly rooted at the foot of the table with a terrible 16 points and just three wins registered after 25 gameweeks in the second tier.

What's even more shocking is that the Blues from Restelo still haven't had a chance to grab maximum points since the dawn of the new calendar year (D3, L7), while their unfortunate winless streak has now stretched to 12 LP2 contests, following a last-minute 1-2 defeat in Leixoes' visits last time out.

The blunt edge in the final third has been causing serious headaches for Mariano Barreto's side, who have hit a paltry 17 strikes to this point, making them the worst scorers in the second division, while also failing to score in their last two H2H's versus Vilaverdense, succumbing to a tough 0-2 loss in the reverse fixture.

Also, Vilaverdenses' attack hasn't exactly been firing on all cylinders of late, with their only goal from the last three LP2 rounds coming from the penalty spot. Based on that, it's clear that both sides are lacking the killer instinct in front of goal, and with this being a crucial clash where neither team can afford a slip-up, we can expect a gritty defensive battle with few scoring opportunities, similar to the one we saw last season when their meeting ended in a goalless stalemate.

Vilaverdense vs CF Os Belenenses Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. CF Os Belenenses

    0 : 2

    Vilaverdense

    Segunda Liga

  2. Vilaverdense

    0 : 0

    CF Os Belenenses

    Liga 3

Vilaverdense

Vilaverdense team news

Sherwin Seedorf, nephew of AC Milan icon Clarence Seedorf, earned a starting berth last time out for the first time this season, but it's a moment he won't cherish, as he limped off in the 24th minute due to injury.

Vilaverdense boss Sergio Machado is feeling the heat, having overseen his side slump to defeat in five straight LP2 matches, but he's banking on turning the tide in the bottom-of-the-table clash against Os Belenenses.

Last matches of Vilaverdense

  1. Porto II

    2 : 1

    Vilaverdense

    Segunda Liga

  2. Vilaverdense

    0 : 1

    Pacos de Ferreira

    Segunda Liga

  3. Benfica II

    2 : 0

    Vilaverdense

    Segunda Liga

  4. Vilaverdense

    2 : 3

    AVS

    Segunda Liga

  5. CD Nacional

    3 : 2

    Vilaverdense

    Segunda Liga

Vilaverdense lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 93

    Rogerio

Defenders

  • 12

    Nor Maviram

  • 3

    Laercio

  • 26

    Joao Batista

  • 27

    Carlos Freitas

Midfielders

  • 11

    Bruno Silva

  • 88

    Lenio Neves

  • 23

    Ericson

  • 70

    Boubacar Hanne

Forwards

  • 7

    Goncalo Teixeira

  • 8

    Joao Caiado

CF Os Belenenses

Belenenses team news

As for the visitors, they also have few injury worries to contend with, and the only absentee on the list for Monday's battle will be Andre Serra, who is yet to log his first minutes in 2024 after picking up an injury in late December 2023.

Stepping into the role on February 29th, Mariano Barreto has injected a sense of freshness into the Belenenses squad, yet he remains without a win in the opening two matches of his tenure, with an upcoming clash offering him the perfect chance to secure a vital victory.

Last matches of CF Os Belenenses

  1. CF Os Belenenses

    1 : 2

    Leixões

    Segunda Liga

  2. Maritimo

    1 : 1

    CF Os Belenenses

    Segunda Liga

  3. CF Os Belenenses

    0 : 2

    Torreense

    Segunda Liga

  4. União de Leiria

    4 : 2

    CF Os Belenenses

    Segunda Liga

  5. CF Os Belenenses

    0 : 0

    Tondela

    Segunda Liga

CF Os Belenenses lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    David Grilo

Defenders

  • 5

    Tiago Goncalves

  • 37

    Chima Akas

  • 33

    Rui Correia

  • 48

    Tiago Manso

Midfielders

  • 28

    Helio Cruz

  • 16

    Chapi

  • 21

    Ruben Pina

  • 23

    Xavier Fernandes

  • 77

    Moha Keita

Forwards

  • 99

    Maxuel

4 Reasons why we expect Under 2.5

  1. Vilaverdense has only managed to score one goal in their last three LP2 outings.
  2. Vilaverdense has produced two or fewer goals in five of their last seven home matches.
  3. Belenenses holds the worst attacking record in the Portuguese second tier (17).
  4. Each of the previous three meetings between these sides has ended with under 2.5 goals.

Main prediction Vilaverdense - CF Os Belenenses

Under 2.5 goals

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56% winrate

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Vilaverdense vs Belenenses - FAQ

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Who is Vilaverdense's player to watch?

Andre Soares leads Vilaverdense in scoring this season with seven goals to his name, but he was forced off in the 72nd minute last time out, casting doubt on his availability for Monday.

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Who is Belenenses' player to watch?

With just three goals, Mouhamadou Keita is Belenenses' top scorer this season.