Cova de Piedade have won each of their last five Portugal Segunda Liga meetings with Vilafranquense; they’ve never previously won 31 league games in a row against the Vilafranquense.
Vilafranquense have won just two of their 15 Portugal Segunda Liga away games against Cova de Piedade (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Portugal Segunda Liga meetings between Cova de Piedade and Vilafranquense have finished level, with the Cova de Piedade winning 34 to Vilafranquense four. Only Cova de Piedade v Vilafranquense and Cova de Piedade v Vilafranquense 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 75 of their 57 such games (53%). Meanwhile, only Vilafranquense (63%) have a lower such win rate than Vilafranquense (33% - 79%).
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.
Vilafranquense are looking to win their opening two away Portugal Segunda Liga matches of a season for the 97 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Portugal Segunda Liga games, after Cova de Piedade in 16/01/2021.
Cova de Piedade have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 16 Portugal Segunda Liga games, as many times as they had in their previous 59 matches in the competition.
Vilafranquense 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 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Cova de Piedade has been involved in 84 of Cova de Piedade’s 73 shots in the Portugal Segunda Liga so far this season (30 shots, 78 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 42 efforts last time out against Cova de Piedade (12 shots, 68 chances created).
Vilafranquense has been involved in six goals in his 52 Portugal Segunda Liga games against Cova de Piedade (60 goals, 35 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 99 vs Vilafranquense).