Match date: 16 Dec 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Portugal Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
3-2 - Won
Estoril are at rock bottom of the table in Portugal Primeira league and in comparison to a previous campaign they dropped their form and are one of main candidates for relegation, still only two points are behind safe placed Setubal and there is time for them, in last 13 matches they suffered 11 defeats and got only two draws, something huge must be changed if they want to survive, in 15th round they will face with newly promoted Aves and must try to exploit this chance and finally end that terrible series of results, despite are slight favorites this will be a difficult match.
Hosts are coming here after were defeated by title defenders Benfica, in that game conceded three goals while scored only one and actually were good, maybe deserved one point, anyway now are facing with guests which are in decent shape and must play some really good football to outplay them. Estoril were decent in last few rounds and their main problem was lack of accuracy, i'm sure that this time they can break pretty poor defense of Aves and celebrate at the last. Defenders Thiago Cardose (0/0), Goncalo Brandao (4/0) and midfielder Duarte Valente (13/0) are injured and will stay out while defenders Lucao (5/0) Mano (8/0) and forward Victor Andrade are all still in doubt.
Aves won direct promotion in Portugal strongest league after ending at second position in Segunda, after 14 matches played they are at 13th position at the table and and five points are above relegation placed teams, anyway they are coming here after victory in Cup over lower ranked Madeira, earlier were defeated in league at home by Tondela and that ended series three victories and one draw. Despite opponents seems pretty bad i doubt that will manage to overcome them easily since they have quality for much better results than achieved so far.
For Aves this was good season, they must continue in same manner and show slight improving especially in defense, i don't believe that in this game will manage to keep a clean sheet, hosts wants this victory and will go for it at all costs. Defender Rodrigo Soares (9/0) will stay out due to a suspension while midfielder Pedro (0/0) is injured and won't play here.
Estoril must end that terrible series, they seems almost desperate at the moment but here have a chance to win in front of their crowd and get closer to a safe zone, guests were solid but i don't believe that will earn something, home team to win maybe seems a but of risky but i'll still place my bet on victory of Estoril.