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The last game of the 20th round in the Portuguese Liga 2 will be big – two teams with similar ambitions but different strengths. Will Casa Pia seal their position at the top of the table or will Penafiel shorten the distance and surprise the hosts.
Casa Pia vs Penafiel: Top Free Betting Tips
Casa Pia have been the most dominant side in the league – they haven't scored the highest number of goals but their defense is outstanding. They need the win here to regain the position at the top of the table.
Total Goals – Under 2.5
We have two of the teams that have had the lowest numbers of goals this season. Casa Pia had only 37 goals in 19 games while Penafiel – 41. Both sides have had predominantly under 2.5 games – in Casa Pia's case, they had an over 2.5 in just 5 out of 19 games. In the case of Penafiel, they had 7/19 over 2.5s. Logically, this makes this fixture the perfect option for an under 2.5 bet. Casa Pia have had an average of 1.9 goals per game this season while Penafiel – 2.2. Moreover, Casa Pia have the strongest defense overall and at home, they conceded just 4 goals in 9 games. We generally do not expect the visitors to score a goal in this match, so this is an alternative too.
Match Result – Casa Pia
Casa Pia truly deserve to be in the elite with their performances this season. The team has been outstanding defensively, which helped them win most games even without the need of loads of goals. In particular, they are the strongest home team in the league. They won 7 out of their 9 games and conceded a goal in just 3 out of 9 cases. We expect them to be extra motivated for the three points here especially against a team that is not bad at all.
Alternative Corners – Over 9
We have two teams that take loads of corners per match on average. The previous head-to-head game between them in August ended with 11 corners, 9 of which went for Casa Pia. We expect a little bit more from Penafiel in this upcoming fixture and at least 10 overall. Casa Pia have taken an average of 4.80 corners this season while Penafiel have been more active – 6.60 corners per match while 5.60 in outings alone. We expect Casa Pia's defensive efforts to give us some extra corners and this line shouldn't be a problem.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Casa Pia vs Penafiel
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FAQs regarding Casa Pia vs Penafiel
• In which places are Casa Pia and Penafiel?
Both sides are fighting for the same thing – a promotion to the elite but Casa Pia's chances are far greater. The team is 2nd currently with one game less and 36 points. If they win, they will take the top of the league. Penafiel are around the miiddle of the table with 27 points – 9th place.
• Where will this game be played?
This match will take place at Casa Pia's home ground – Estadio Pina Manique, which has a capacity for 2574 spectators.
• When does the match start?
This game has been scheduled for 17:00 UTC on Monday, January 31.