Belenenses vs Porto
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional, Jamor.
Porto have started the new campaign furiously and the reigning champions of Portugal now travel to Jamor for their Matchday 2 clash at Belenenses on the back of a 5-0 home win over Chaves, where Vincent Aboubakar led the attacking line to a thrashing win.
Dragons now hope to build on such records and cause an upset at Estadio Nacional too, going from a solid pre-season into a quick start of the new campaign and topping the league table. They have had troubles on occasions at this ground but we now feel Sergio Conceicao’s men are very confident and will be a handful for the home side.
Belenenses come into the match after bagging three points in their first outing too, where they beat Tondela 0-1 at Estadio Joao Cardoso, where only a second-half winner from Fredy proved enough to bag the points. They will now want to put on a similar defensive challenge but it does feel holding off Porto will be much more of a task.
Belenenses vs Porto: Head-to-head
- Belenenses have bagged a 2-0 win over Porto in their last head-to-head clash, with goals from Nathan and Maurides.
- Porto have earned six wins and four draws, keeping their unbeaten streak in ten matchups beforehand.
- We have seen more than two goals in just one of the sides’ last five head-to-head encounters.
Belenenses vs Porto: Prediction
We do feel Porto have more firepower and come off as dominants here, surely able to turn this one their way. However, we don’t expect a thrashing and we should be in for a rather narrow occasion as we now stick our necks out for an Away win to Nil at 1.90 – which does seem a very solid bet to get behind as Dragons boast a great defensive tally.
With that in mind, we’ve come to get used to narrow occasions in the sides’ head-to-head matchups and we now hope Belenenses can put on another solid challenge, as we also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.95 – which has also caught the attention of many value seekers seeing the home sides’ recent defensive performances.
Belenenses vs Porto: Bet Tips
Porto to win to Nil @ 9/10 (1.90)
Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11 (1.95).