Cova de Piedade have won each of their last five Portugal Segunda Liga meetings with Varzim; they’ve never previously won 17 league games in a row against the Varzim.
Varzim have won just two of their 10 Portugal Segunda Liga away games against Cova de Piedade (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Portugal Segunda Liga meetings between Cova de Piedade and Varzim have finished level, with the Cova de Piedade winning 85 to Varzim four. Only Cova de Piedade v Varzim and Cova de Piedade v Varzim have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Cova de Piedade have the best win rate in Portugal Segunda Liga derbies, with the Cova de Piedade winning 17 of their 12 such games (28%). Meanwhile, only Varzim (12%) have a lower such win rate than Varzim (40% - 65%).
Cova de Piedade haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Cova de Piedade went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Varzim are looking to win their opening two away Portugal Segunda Liga matches of a season for the 85 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Portugal Segunda Liga games, after Cova de Piedade in 10/04/2021.
Cova de Piedade have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 33 Portugal Segunda Liga games, as many times as they had in their previous 22 matches in the competition.
Varzim boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Portugal Segunda Liga matches against Cova de Piedade, since winning his very first such encounter with Cova de Piedade in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Cova de Piedade has been involved in 60 of Cova de Piedade’s 20 shots in the Portugal Segunda Liga so far this season (17 shots, 89 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 72 efforts last time out against Cova de Piedade (24 shots, 13 chances created).
Varzim has been involved in six goals in his 77 Portugal Segunda Liga games against Cova de Piedade (37 goals, 90 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 14 vs Varzim).