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Santa Clara vs. Belenenses 5/16/2021 Primeira Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Santa Clara challenges Belenenses on 5/16/2021.

Santa Clara takes on Belenenses in a regular season match. Santa Clara with a record of 9.0-13.0-10.0 this season comes into this game with a 3.0-8.0-5.0 record on the road. Belenenses is 9.0-13.0-10.0 this season and is 6.0-5.0-5.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Santa Clara and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Santa Clara.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Belenenses and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Belenenses won and now turns their attention to Santa Clara at home in friendly territory.

The Santa Clara Roster

The Players to Watch for the Santa Clara

Carlos FW,MF

As a shooter, Carlos had 80.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Carlos has 33.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Carlos has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Carlos has 11 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Carlos has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 46 fouls this season. He has drawn 49 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Rafael Ramos DF

Rafael Ramos has 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Rafael Ramos had 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Rafael Ramos had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Clara teammates, Rafael Ramos had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rafael Ramos has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rafael Ramos has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 37 fouls this season. He has drawn 31 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Mikel Villanueva DF

As a shooter, Mikel Villanueva had 13.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Mikel Villanueva has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Mikel Villanueva had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Clara teammates, Mikel Villanueva had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mikel Villanueva has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mikel Villanueva has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 29 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Fábio Cardoso DF

As a shooter, Fábio Cardoso had 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Fábio Cardoso has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Fábio Cardoso has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Fábio Cardoso has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fábio Cardoso has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Fábio Cardoso has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 43 fouls this season. He has drawn 25 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Mansur DF

Mansur has 3.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Mansur had 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Mansur has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Clara teammates, Mansur had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mansur has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mansur has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 32 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Anderson Carvalho MF

As a shooter, Anderson Carvalho had 26.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Anderson Carvalho has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Anderson Carvalho has 21 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Clara teammates, Anderson Carvalho had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Anderson Carvalho has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Anderson Carvalho has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 50 fouls this season. He has drawn 28 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Lincoln MF,FW

Lincoln has 25.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Lincoln has 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Lincoln has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Lincoln has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Lincoln has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Lincoln has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 62 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Hidemasa Morita MF

Hidemasa Morita has 8.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Hidemasa Morita had 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Hidemasa Morita had 18 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Hidemasa Morita has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Hidemasa Morita has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hidemasa Morita has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 34 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

The Belenenses Roster

The Players to Watch for the Belenenses

Tiago Esgaio MF,DF

As a shooter, Tiago Esgaio had 16.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tiago Esgaio had 8.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Tiago Esgaio has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Belenenses teammates, Tiago Esgaio had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tiago Esgaio has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tiago Esgaio has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Rúben Lima MF,DF

As a shooter, Rúben Lima had 20.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Rúben Lima has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Rúben Lima had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Rúben Lima has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rúben Lima has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rúben Lima has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 26 fouls this season. He has drawn 32 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Tomás Ribeiro DF

Tomás Ribeiro has 13.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Tomás Ribeiro has 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Tomás Ribeiro has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Belenenses teammates, Tomás Ribeiro had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tomás Ribeiro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tomás Ribeiro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 30 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Miguel Filipe Nunes Cardoso FW,MF

As a shooter, Miguel Filipe Nunes Cardoso had 61.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Miguel Filipe Nunes Cardoso had 23.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Miguel Filipe Nunes Cardoso had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Belenenses teammates, Miguel Filipe Nunes Cardoso had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Miguel Filipe Nunes Cardoso has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Miguel Filipe Nunes Cardoso has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed 37 fouls this season. He has drawn 49 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Silvestre Varela FW,MF

As a shooter, Silvestre Varela had 31.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Silvestre Varela had 11.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Silvestre Varela has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Belenenses teammates, Silvestre Varela had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Silvestre Varela has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Silvestre Varela has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 42 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Henrique DF

Henrique has 12.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Henrique had 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Henrique had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Henrique has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Henrique has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Henrique has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Thibang Phete DF,MF

As a shooter, Thibang Phete had 13.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Thibang Phete has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Thibang Phete had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Belenenses teammates, Thibang Phete had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Thibang Phete has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Thibang Phete has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 46 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Mateo Cassierra FW

As a shooter, Mateo Cassierra had 34.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Mateo Cassierra has 19.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Mateo Cassierra has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Belenenses teammates, Mateo Cassierra had 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Mateo Cassierra has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mateo Cassierra has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Santa Clara Team Stats

The Santa Clara Offensive Stats and Metrics

Santa Clara scored 0.91 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santa Clara was able to score 0.62 goals off assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santa Clara was able to score on 0.23 of their shots on target. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Santa Clara attempts 3.87 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Santa Clara is able to get 34.9% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Santa Clara Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santa Clara was able to hold opponents to 0.97 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Santa Clara goalkeepers fended off 3.28 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Santa Clara truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 70.5% of shots on target were saved by Santa Clara goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Santa Clara goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 25.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Santa Clara Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Belenenses had 16.88 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Belenenses in the top 42 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Belenenses had 12.69 interceptions. This puts Belenenses in the top 27 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Belenenses has committed 15.47 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Belenenses in the top 88 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Belenenses drew 13.72 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Belenenses in the top 25 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Belenenses committed an offside 3.03 times. This puts Belenenses in the top 99 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Belenenses Team Stats

The Belenenses Offensive Stats and Metrics

Belenenses scored 0.69 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Belenenses scored those goals off assists 64.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.44 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Belenenses was able to score on 0.21 of their shots on target. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Belenenses attempted 3.25 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Belenenses attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 34.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Belenenses Defensive Stats and Metrics

Belenenses gave up 0.69 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.12 shots were saved by Belenenses goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Belenenses goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 83.3% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Belenenses goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 40.6% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Belenenses Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Belenenses had 16.88 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Belenenses in the top 42 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Belenenses had 12.69 interceptions. This puts Belenenses in the top 27 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Belenenses commits 15.47 fouls. This puts Belenenses in the top 88 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Belenenses drew 13.72 fouls. This puts Belenenses in the top 25 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Belenenses had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 3.03 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Belenenses in the top 99 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Santa Clara vs. Belenenses Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Santa Clara 0 Belenenses 1

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