NICK LEYDEN - Thursday, February 3, 2011
Tony Taylor and Greg Garza will hope to return to the lineup when Estoril host Moreirense on Sunday afternoon.
GD Estoril Praia – Moreirense FC
Fresh off a morale boosting 2-1 victory over perennial championship contender Sporting in the Taça da Liga, Estoril will attempt to end a four game winless streak in league play when they welcome Moreirense to the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota.
Os Canarinhos have not won in the Liga Orangina since before Christmas and have slipped to 12th place.
During the four game streak Taylor and Garza have combined for just two appearances, both by Taylor as a substitute.
The visitors, on the other hand, are riding a five game unbeaten run which has seen them climb out of the relegation fight and into eighth place.
For Taylor a start is improbable, as he has not been named in the starting eleven in a league game yet this season.
Instead he will likely be the offensive spark plug off the bench, though Clodoaldo and recent signing Carlos Eduardo will also compete for the role.
Garza's chances of seeing the field are even slimmer, as he has but one total appearance since transferring to Estoril.
If Vinícius Eutrópio opts to start the Texas native he will likely be squaring off against someone familiar to the Estoril faithful, as Moreirense's attack will be led by former Canarinho Henry Antchouet.
The veteran Gabon striker has five goals so far this season, matching his total output while playing for Estoril last season.