Arouca vs Estoril
Portugal – Liga Portugal
Date: Saturday, 7 August 2021
Kick-off at 12:45 UK/ 13:45 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Arouca.
Both Arouca and Estoril were promoted to the top flight just at the end of the last season, and have arrived with great ambitions. Both will want to start their campaign on a great note, and the expectation is that goals will come in plenty this weekend.
Arouca were on a long winning run before their loss against Rio Ave in the League Cup last week, and they were also on a phenomenal run at home.
They have also been scoring goals at a great rate, and will be eager to make the most of this opener, since it is against another newcomer as well.
In the meantime, Estoril did secure an entry into the Liga Portugal, but their form has not been that great. They have been conceding in plenty, and importantly, they have a poor h2h record against this foe.
As such, expect a win for Arouca this Saturday at their home.
Arouca vs Estoril: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 1-0 win for Arouca.
- Five of the past seven meetings had goals from both teams.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a four-match winning streak.
- It’s been eight years since the guests have recorded a victory at this ground.
Arouca vs Estoril Prediction
Arouca had won 12 of their preceding 13 overall games, and they had scored two or more goals in nine of their past these twelve games. Note that they had also scored three or more goals in four of their last six appearances at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their last nine overall match-ups, and they have won just once on the road in the past four-month period.
Taking into account these observations, as well as previous h2h stats, expect a win for Arouca.
However, Estoril are determined to make their promotion count, and they have failed to find the back of the net just once in the last seven h2h meetings.
For the reason, expect both teams to score goals this Saturday.
Arouca vs Estoril: Betting Tips
Arouca to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Correct Score: 2-1 Arouca @ 10.00 (9/1).