Famalicao vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Famalicao (Vila Nova de Famalicao).
Famalicao have been a confident bunch on home soil so far. With Santa Clara yet to ensure consistency on the road, the bitter taste of defeat is certainly looming large for the guests this weekend.
Famalicao vs Santa Clara Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter witnessed Famalicao post a 2-0 victory.
- Two of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their last seven meetings.
- None of their previous nine games have ended as a tie.
- Santa Clara have registered the win in six of their past nine clashes. (W-6, D-0, L-3)
Famalicao vs Santa Clara Prediction
Famalicao extended their unbeaten streak in the Primeira Liga to three games on the trot after they managed to hold Maritimo to a 1-1 draw at home last week. The hosts were trailing by a goal for the most part of that latter matchup and found the equalizing goal through Martinez Toni only in the dying minutes of stoppage time.
Nevertheless, the home team are currently third on the ladder, with a sixteen-point advantage over fourteenth placed Santa Clara.
The visitors, meanwhile, are yet to hit the ground running this season. They were at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard in their last trip on the road against Guimaraes. While at home, Rio Ave edged past them with Lucas Piazon scoring the only goal of the game.
As of now, the guests have just one win to boast of from their past eight games in all competitions. It is also worth mentioning that the visiting contingent have dropped points in six of their past eight outings in the first division.
In sharp contrast, Famalicao have picked up the win in five of their previous eight games here. Taking into account that their last meeting with this foe at home also ended in a whopping 5-2 scorecard in their favor, Santa Clara are the outright underdogs to salvage even a point come Sunday.
Furthermore, the hosts have been scoring goals at will in front of the home crowd this term. The fact that they have netted no less than two goals or more in six of their past seven fixtures here certainly stands as a testament to the aforementioned.
Considering that their previous two h2h encounters here in the running have also been high scoring affairs, expect over 2.5 goals on the scorecards by all means in this one.
Famalicao vs Santa Clara Betting tips
Famalicao to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).