FC Porto vs Santa Clara
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 22 September
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).
Porto is unbeaten in their last four games in the new season of the league. They will be hosting their third fixture with Santa Clara and the Dragons are four points clear of the visitors in the Liga table.
The traveling side has won both their away ties in the season. They have only won two of the five matches in their league schedule. In terms of strength, the host has conceded only four goals while Azoreans could score only three goals in the league.
FC Porto vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The hosting side has won seven and lost one game in nine overall meetings.
- Azoreans tasted their previous victory 18 years before.
- Dragons are unbeaten in the clashes that they hosted with two clean sheets.
- Their previous meeting held here in April 2019 handed a 1-0 win for the host.
FC Porto vs Santa Clara Prediction
In all the clashes except in 1999 and 2019, the teams have totaled over 3 goals in the match. It has to be noted that the prior encounter before 2019 was played in 2003, almost 16 years before that. Moreover, they have met only twice after that 2003 meeting, and both games had less than 3 goals in total.
Moussa Marega is the key player to be looked out in the game. He scored the winning goal in their previous meeting. Besides that, he has slotted in goals in two of the last four encounters in this season. Moreover, the striker found his scoring legs even at the visitor’s turf. Hence, he can be depended upon to score for the Dragons in the ninety minutes.
As such, the bout will see under 3.5 goals in the ninety minutes with the French-born Malian striker, Marega, to slot in one of the goals.
FC Porto vs Santa Clara Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).
Moussa Marega to score anytime @ 1.57 (4/7).