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Santa Clara Host for Moreirense at the Estadio de Sao Miguel in the second round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga on Sunday.
This is the teams’ second encounter in a month following a 3-0 win for Santa Clara when they faced off in a pre-match friendly on July 14th.
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After an impressive sixth place last season, Santa Clara picked up where they left off when they opened the new season with three straight wins in qualifying for the Europa Conference League.
Daniel RamosIn the third round of the Taca da Liga qualification, the men secured their place with a 3-0 win over Farense on penalties two Saturdays ago.
However, this beautiful run ended with a 3-0 defeat against Tondela at the start of the Primeira Liga last Sunday.
Debutant Daniel dos Anjos Host a clinic in front of the home fans and meet twice to put CDT Auriverdes in the driver’s seat João Pedro ended the defeat from the penalty spot with six minutes to go on the clock.
Santa Clara quickly recovered from the defeat four days later with a 0-1 second leg in the second leg against the Slovenian team Olimpija Ljubljana and moved into the fourth round of the Conference League qualifiers.
Moreirense were denied their second win in a row on the first day in a row when they suffered a 2-1 home defeat to ten-man Benfica last Saturday.
In a game where Diogo Goncalves received his marching orders when Aguias raced by two goals ahead Lucas Verissimo and Luca Waldschmidt In front Rafael Martins pulled one back for the hosts.
This followed an early exit from Taca da Liga qualification when they were defeated on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time against second division side Penafiel.
Joao HenriquesThe team will now try to return the favor to the hosts who scored in July thanks to goals from Joao Afonso, Lincoln and Crysan.
They have brought six wins and six draws from their last 19 games and will try to bring one over the opposing side for the fourth time since their 1-0 win in December 2020.
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Santa Clara will still have to do without the services of Allanowho has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury.
Apart from the Brazilian striker, Ramos has a full house available and we expect the 50-year-old to name an unchanged XI from the last game.
Carlos Junior was instrumental in Os Acoreanos’ hunt for a place in the Conference League, scoring a goal in three of their first four qualifying games, and the Brazilian striker will be watched on Sunday.
Meanwhile Portuguese full-back Pedro Amador remains on Moreirense’s treatment table after sustaining a prolonged knee injury four games in the 2020-21 league season.
Derik Lacerda won’t play a role in Sunday’s encounter either as he continues his long journey back to full fitness after sustaining a shoulder injury in March.
Santa Clara possible starting line-up:
Pereira; Sagna, Afonso, Villanueva, Mansur; Costinha, Morita, Carvalho; Carlos, junior, Patric
Moreirense possible starting line-up:
Pasinato; Conte, Rosic, Ba, Jorge; Silva, Pacheco, Ramos, Pires; Santos, Martins
Probability: Santa Clara 2-1 Moreirense
Despite the defeat on the first day of the game, Santa Clara will start the game on Sunday as the more powerful team, having already scored several victories in the qualifiers for the Conference League and the League Cup. We’ll tip them to be victorious when they face an unusual Moreirense site.
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