Chaves vs Estrela da Amadora Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Portuguese Primeira Liga
When is Chaves vs Estrela da Amadora on and what time does it start? Chaves vs Estrela da Amadora will take place on Sunday 24th September, 2023 – 15:30 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Chaves vs Estrela da Amadora? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What channel is Chaves vs Estrela da Amadora on in the UK? Some Portuguese Primeira Liga matches are televised on either TNT Sports or Viaplay Sports in the UK so it is worth checking their schedules
Where can I Chaves vs Estrela da Amadora in the UK? If televised on either TNT Sports or Viaplay Sports, the match can be streamed on their respective streaming platforms
Much like a few sides such as Rio Ave and Casa Pia, Chaves gained promotion back to the Portuguese top-flight in 2022 and they comfortably established themselves in the top-flight without too much effort. They did then lose their manager, Alvaro Pacheco, to Estoril and had to replace him with journeyman coach Pablo Villar for this weekend.
They come into this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting rock-bottom in the Primeira Liga table. They have managed to suffer five successive defeats at the beginning of the season. In those five games, they have scored just four goals and conceded a remarkable 17, which is four more than anyone else in the league.
ESTRELA DA AMADORA
Following the merger of two smaller clubs a few years ago, Estrela da Amadora have enjoyed two promotions in their last three seasons as they propelled themselves into the Portuguese top-flight for the first time ever. Under the management of former Farense coach Sergio Vieira, it will be some effort to avoid an immediate relegation.
They have started the 2023/24 Portuguese Primeira Liga campaign with just one win in their opening five matches but they have remained stubborn and difficult to play against in defeats to Benfica and Vitoria. Their most recent outing was another stubborn 1-0 defeat at home to title challenging Porto, last weekend.
THE TEAM NEWS
Pablo Villar did not need to be dealt the blow of a creative injury but that is the case with former Plymouth midfielder Ruben Lameiras missing for this weekend.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Souza; Sylla, Nogueira, Vitoria, Langa; Guima, Phete; Paulo Victor, Ribeiro, Cruz; Hector
UNAVAILABLE: Lameiras (Injured)
ESTRELA DA AMADORA
Sergio Vieira will be able to name an unchanged eleven for this weekend with very few injuries and, more or less, a fully fit and available squad for their trip to face Chaves.
PREDICTED XI (3-4-3): Bruno; Omurwa, Lopes, Gaspar; Santos, Leo Cordeiro, Aloisio, Reis; Jaba, Tavares, Ronald
UNAVAILABLE: Balburdia (Injured)
It has been a genuinely nightmare start to the season for the home team, as had been predicted when Alvaro Pacheco left to join Estoril – albeit Pacheco’s time with Estoril has hardly been much better. They now face an Estrela team who will feel that their current record of just four points in five matches doesn’t at all show how generally impressive they have been. A low-scoring encounter is expected, regardless of the match result, with under 2.5 goals seeming likely.
TIP: UNDER 2.5 GOALS