Porto vs Desportivo Aves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).
Porto have lost the top spot in Primeira Liga. Azuis e Brancos shockingly fell 2-0 away at Belenenses last time out. They really look to struggle to adjust to life without the top scorer Moussa Marega who is still sidelined due to injury. Vincent Aboubakar also spent some time out of the pitch and he is yet to find the right form. These woes caused the lack of the efficiency in the final third.
Nonetheless, Porto should finally get a chance to boost up the attacking confidence on Sunday evening when they host the struggling Desportivo Aves. The visitors have been playing hot and cold throughout the season, but their form has hit a massive stumbling block of late. Jose Mota’s side has shipped as many as eight goals in three straight losses in Primeira Liga. The most recent one came to fellow strugglers Vitoria Setubal who have bagged as many as four foals at Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves.
Such defensive holes of their rivals will be the music to the ears of Porto who have an imperative to grab the spoils here. The hosts are a single point below Benfica at the very top of the standings. They’ve been almost impeccable at home so far in the season. They’ve won 14 and drawn 1 of last 15 home matches in Primeira Liga.
Porto vs Desportivo Aves: Head-to-head
Desportivo Aves have never been a tricky rival for Porto.
Azuis e Brancos have won five and drawn one of six meetings with Aves.
The lone draw, however, came when the two sides met in this term of Primeira Liga, back in November last year (1-1).
Porto vs Desportivo Aves: Prediction
Porto don’t have the luxury of a slip-up here and we expect them to go strong from the very first minute of the match.
Aves have been very easy to break down at the back recently, and we’d really not be surprised to witness a demolishing victory for Azuis e Brancos in front of the home crowd at Estado Do Dragao.
Porto vs Desportivo Aves: Bet Tips
Porto -2.5 handicap @ 2.10
HT/FT Porto/Porto @ 1.50.