Famalicao vs Mafra
Portugal – Cup
Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Famalicao (Vila Nova de Famalicao).
Old friends from the LigoPro will meet in the Fifth Round of the Taca de Portugal this Thursday at the Estadio Municipal de Famalicao. However, the level of Famalicao this season simply has been on another dimension compared to Mafra, and coupled with the home advantage as well, the visitors are expected to majorly suffer.
Famalicao vs Mafra Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met was in February of this year, and then, Famalicao won 2-1.
- The previous three games had goals from both teams.
- Mafra have not secured a win against this opponent in the past two decades.
- At this venue, Famalicao hold a 100% winning record in the last two decades, disregarding a single goalless draw.
Famalicao vs Mafra Match Preview
The two teams were compatriots in the LigaPro the last season. But Famalicao have come a long way ever since.
They secured promotion at the end of last season, and in fact, terrorized the whole of Primeira Liga in the initial phase. They remained at the top of the table even above the likes of Benfica, Porto, Sporting etc and even had a winning streak going on.
However, now the team is going through a tough period, and are struggling to keep up with the intense demands of the top flight. This is more bad news to Mafra though, as Famalicao will be even more keen for a win.
Famalicao vs Mafra Prediction
Famalicao had taken on Academica the previous round, and then, aided with the home advantage, they secured a 1-0 victory. Meanwhile, Mafra had even more of an impressive win in the prior round, as they recorded a 1-3 scoreline on the road against Moreirense.
This Thursday, right away take into account the fact that the encounter is between two teams from two different leagues. And on the same note, obviously the squad from the top flight will have the upper hand.
The upper hand becomes even more prominent when it is noted that Famalicao are placed in the top-most tier of the league table, and to sweeten the pot even more, they have the home advantage as well.
Furthermore, Famalicao hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent, and at this venue, they boast of a 100% winning record in h2h fixtures barring one drawn match.
Going on, Famalicao were unbeaten in 13 of their previous 15 appearances in front of the home crowd, while Mafra were winless in 14 of their preceding 18 road trips.
Taking into account all these factors, rightfully expect the hosts Famalicao to register a convincing, dominating win.
Famalicao vs Mafra Betting Tips
To Win: Famalicao @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Famalicao/ Famalicao @ 2.20 (6/5).