Farense vs Santa Clara
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Estadio de Sao Luis, Faro.
Farense are looking for a result that would give them a glimmer of hope of preserving the elite tier status at the end of the campaign. They sit at the very foot of the Primeira Liga ladder after 16 rounds of the season but are just two points shy of the safe zone with a game in hand on all of the relegation rivals. Can Leoes de Faro snap a two-game losing run on Thursday afternoon when they play host to top-half Santa Clara at Estadio de Sao Luis?
The visitors will enter the tie in much higher spirits having won two on the bounce in the league. They managed to find two goals in an important clean sheet win over Belenenses on Monday, despite parting ways with their by far best player and top scorer Thiago Santana in this transfer window. The Brazilian forward, who notched seven goals so far in the season for Os Acoreanos left to Japan this January.
Farense vs Santa Clara Head-to-head
Farense lead the head to head tie by one win going into the 12th meeting with Os Acoreanos.
Farense have a strong home record in the clashes against Santa Clara (4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 defeat in 6 games).
None of the last four head to head meetings has produced three or more goals.
It’s been five years since these two sides last took on each other, though (in Segunda Liga).
Farense vs Santa Clara Prediction
Leoes de Faro have been struggling for goals recently. They failed to find the back of the net in three of the last four Primeira Liga outings, including the last two losses to Porto (0-1) and Tondela (2-0). Since Santa Clara kept their net untouched in their last league match against Belenenses, we could potentially see the visitors keeping a clean sheet on Thursday.
Such a scenario can be backed at the odds of 3.00. The Under 2.5 goals FT looks like a banker bet at the 1.57 odds, especially if we look at the importance the match has for the hosts.
Farense vs Santa Clara Bet Tips
Santa Clara to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57.