Leixoes vs FC Porto
Portugal- Taça de Portugal.
Date: Tuesday, 15th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Mar, Matosinhos.
The Dragons have an easy opponent in their quarter draw of the Taca de Portugal. They will face Leixoes away from home on Tuesday.
The hosts have been excellent this Cup season. They started it off with a win over Leca and Amarante in which they scored 3 goals. A hard fought 1-0 win against Anadia followed in the round of 32. The best game of their Cup run was the thrilling 3-2 win over Primeira Liga team Tondela.
But in LigaPro they are 11th after conceding a goal a match. They will possibly concede more than a goal in the game against Porto. From their last 5 games they won 4 and lost only once and 3 of those 5 matches had over 2.5 goals in total.
The current Portuguese champs are looking good in all aspects of the game. They are topping the league table with a considerable lead over the second team. They will definitely rotate their squad, benching major players against the second tier team.
All their matches over the Cup were high scoring affairs, as all matches produced 2 or more goals. The last game in the cup was a scare for the fans of the Blue and Whites. A spirited Moreirense side had made them work for the 4-3 win in the round of 16.
With an 8 game win streak, I don’t see Porto losing this match at any cost. The best that Leixoes can ever do is reduce the goals they are going to concede.
Leixoes vs FC Porto: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Porto is unbeaten in the last 5 h2h games against this opposition across all venues.
- They have won 3 of those 5 games played in both Cup and League.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in recent 3 h2h games between these two sides.
- The last 2 games between them drew with both matches ending goalless.
- Porto is yet to be beaten by this opposition at this venue.
- In 2 of the 3 h2h games played here, Porto won 2 and both matches had a score with over 2.5 goals.
Leixoes vs FC Porto: Prediction
The last 3 games of Leixoes had over 2.5 goals in total. This is also seen in 3 of their recent home matches too. The last 2 h2h games between these two sides at this ground also had a similar score. So we can bet on a full-time score with over 2. 5goals in total with 1.62 odds.
With a strong attacking team like Porto in the frame, we can expect a flurry of goals this Tuesday. They have scored 34 goals in 16 matches and have scored 2 or more goals in 7 of their recent games as well. So with over 2 goals scored per match, we can bet on the Dragons to score the same amount of goals with 2.10 odds.
Leixoes vs FC Porto: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (5/8).
FC Porto: Over 2.5 teams @ 2.10 (11/10).