After three games without a win, Academica returned to winning ways with a win away to Arouca, so they kept the second place in the table. Extremely important players Fabiano (14/1) and Ricardo Dias (13/0) returned to that match, and they are the main links in the 4-4-2 formation, which is being forced by coach Borges Rui. In total, the “students” have been playing a very good season so far with a score of 8-4-2 and promising to finally return to Primeira where they belong. At home, they are traditionally one of the strongest teams, and so it is this season with 4 wins from 6 matches. Today they welcome Mafra, who has been playing quite badly lately, with three defeats and a draw at home against the mediocre Oliveirense. Top scorer Abel Camara (12/6) received a 5th yellow card in the last game and is suspended today. I think Academica is in a rush and I expect them to win this match.