Casa Pia vs Chaves Match Analysis & Prediction
13/11/2022 9:00 pm
Casa Pia will be looking for a win that will move them into the Champions League spots in the Primeira Liga when they play host to Chaves at Estadio Nacional on Sunday.
Following their promotion to the top flight, both sides are doing more than enough in the opening stages of this campaign to keep themselves away form a relegation battle at the wrong end of the table.
After picking up one point from their first two league matches this season, it looked like Casa Pia would be involved in a scrap to maintain their top-tier status after being promoted as runners-up of the second division in Portugal.
However, Filipe Martins’ side are currently sitting fourth in the Primeira Liga standings, sandwiched between Sporting Braga and Sporting Lisbon after collecting 23 points from their first 12 games.
Casa Pia have won seven of their 12 league matches so far this season, with six of those victories coming by single-goal margins, highlighting how Casa Pia are not blowing teams away but are still managing to pick up many points.
Fellow promoted side Chaves have made a steady start to life back in the Primeira Liaga after a three-year absence following relegation in the 2018-19 campaign.
They have picked up 16 points from their opening 12 matches, with an equal amount of wins, defeats and draws heading into the encounter with Casa Pia on Sunday.
Victor Campelos’ side are now have a seven-point gap to Gil Vicente in the relegation playoff spot, which is not quite the remarkable 14-point gap Casa Pia possess, but still represents a successful start to a first season back in the top flight.
Despite currently being away form relegation worries, Chaves have shown that they are vulnerable to a defeat from the bigger clubs in the division.
Casa Pia vs. Chaves Head to head
These two teams have previously met on six occasions in two competitions, where Casa Pia have claimed two victories while Chaves have won four. Casa Pia have scored five goals and conceded 10 in the process. In their last meeting, Chaves claimed a 4-1 home win in the Segunda Liga.
16/11/2019Casa Pia0Chaves1Taca da Liga
01/12/2020Chaves1Casa Pia2Segunda Liga
06/04/2021Casa Pia1Chaves2Segunda Liga
23/10/2021Casa Pia1Chaves0Segunda Liga
13/03/2022Chaves4Casa Pia1Segunda Liga
Casa Pia Team News
Casa Pia will welcome back Afonso Taira to the starting lineup on Sunday after the midfielder served a one-game suspension during his side’s win against Braga last time out.
Forwards Martins has scored in consecutive matches across all competitions and should maintain his place in the side at the front.
Casa Pia's Last 5 Matches
16/10/2022AR Sao Martinho0Casa Pia2Taca de Portugal
22/10/2022Sporting Lisbon3Casa Pia1Primeira Liga
30/10/2022Casa Pia1Rio Ave0Primeira Liga
06/11/2022Sporting Braga0Casa Pia1Primeira Liga
09/11/2022Casa Pia1Valadares Gaia0Taca de Portugal
Chaves Team News
Chaves will be without full-back Bruno Langa, who suffered a hamstring injury in the win against Braga at the start of October, with Sandro Cruz to continue in that left-back role on Sunday.
Central defender Nelson Monte picked up his fifth booking of the season against Santa Clara on Monday, leaving Carlos Ponck to deputise.
Chaves's Last 5 Matches
09/10/2022Sporting Braga0Chaves0Primeira Liga
16/10/2022Valadares Gaia3Chaves2Taca de Portugal
23/10/2022Chaves3Gil Vicente1Primeira Liga
07/11/2022Chaves0Santa Clara0Primeira Liga
Casa Pia vs. Chaves: Odds and Predictions
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