Chaves vs Portimonense Preview and Predictions

Chaves vs Portimonense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira, Chaves.

Chaves are looking to rebound from a horrendous 5-0 defeat to Porto at the start of the new Primeira Liga standings.

They’ll have a nice chance to do so on Saturday afternoon when Portimonense come to visit Portimonense for the second-round clash.

The visitors also got off to a disappointing start falling 0-2 to Boavista in front of the home crowd.

Flavienses enjoyed a superb run in the previous term of the competition when they ended up sky-high sixth in the league standings.

Daniel Ramos decided to stay with the team and help them challenge the Europa League spots this time about, but a rough defeat to Porto killed the momentum right at the very start of the campaign.

Chaves vs Portimonense: Head-to-head

  • Portimonense lead the head to head tie by six wins coming into their 24th encounter with Flavienses.
  • Nevertheless, Chaves picked up the maximum six points from last term meetings with Portimonense.
  • It is very interesting to note that both teams were on the scoresheet in 10 of last 11 H2H games.

Chaves vs Portimonense: Prediction

We believe the high-scoring H2H trend could easily come to an end here as both teams were struggling badly for the attacking build-up play in past outings.

Flavienses failed to find the back of the net in last six games (including pre-season friendlies as well as the Taca da LIga clash with Arouca) and they did not make a single shot towards Porto’s goal on the opening day.

The story is very similar with Portimonense who made it three matches on the bounce without scoring.

A goalless draw thus does not look to be a bad call at all at the odds of 8.50, while the Under 2.5 goals FT could be regarded as a banker bet at the odds of 1.70.

Chaves vs Portimonense: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • 0-0 Correct Score @ 9.00 (8/1).