Leixões will welcome FC Penafiel to Estádio do Mar for a matchday 28 fixture in Portugal LigaPro. The last meeting on 7th November 2021 ended in a 1-1 draw. Both sides have met sixteen times in the most recent seasons. Leixões has won 8 matches, and FC Penafiel triumphed in 2. Recent outings average 1.81 goals, while both teams score 50% of the time.
Leixões’s latest fixture against Benfica II ended in an away 3-2 win. Heróis do Mar was very effective while counter-attacking. In the end, it was enough to make the difference between the two teams. Leixões scored in both halves in the 5th, 13rd and 71st minute.
FC Penafiel’s recent game against Farense ended in a home 1-3 loss. Penafidelenses’s strikers were frustrated by the lack of good chances. FC Penafiel put in a decent first-half display and scored in the 34th minute.
Since the start of the season, Leixões is more dominant at home. They have six wins out of 13 games on home soil. Although Leixões is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 23% home clean sheets.
FC Penafiel has picked up 5 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. FC Penafiel wins 0.92 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. FC Penafiel kept a clean sheet in just 23% of their visits.
It is hard to choose a favourite in this one. Both teams look evenly-matched and have their strengths. I am not willing to take a risk and prefer a double chance bet. My prediction is Leixões or FC Penafiel to win.
Leixões vs FC Penafiel Betting Tips
Leixões vs FC Penafiel Head to Head
Average stats between Leixões and FC Penafiel in most recent 16 outings in the Portugal LigaPro.