PREVIEW: WEEKEND PORTUGUESE ACTION
Tony Taylor and Estoril will try to remain undefeated at home in the Liga Orangina when Aves visits the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota on Saturday.
GD Estoril Praia – CD Aves
After a four game absence through suspension, Os Canarinhos coach Vinícius Eutrópio will finally return to the Estoril bench when Aves come to town.
The hosts, who currently sit in a five-way tie for second place, will be anxious to take the full three points and put some distance between themselves and their fellow promotion chasers.
Estoril will enter the game with a relatively clean bill of health.
For their part, Aves will also arrive feeling good about recent performances. Kamani Hill's old teammates are on a three game unbeaten streak, which includes a cup victory over first division Portimonense.
Aves sit in eighth position, though they are only a single point behind Estoril, meaning any points earned in this tough road match would vault them directly into the promotion conversation as well.
The Estoril defense will get a reprieve, however, as Rabiola, the Liga Orangina's leading scorer, will miss out for the northerners due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Tony Taylor will likely be named to Estoril's game day roster to take his customary role as the second half's offensive spark plug.
Bryan Arguez and Greg Garza will probably not make the squad list.
After being recalled to the team following several months away, Kamani Hill will not be on the bench when Vitória de Guimarães visits Sporting Lisbon in a battle for third place on Monday.