FC Porto vs Estoril
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao.
Porto are set to open the new Primeira Liga campaign this Wednesday with the clash against Estoril at their Estadio do Dragao.
Both sides showed decent form during their pre-season schedule but the hosts will obviously come into the game as massive favourites.
Azuis e Brancos have again done a terrific job during the summer transfer window which saw the team earning a real fortune by selling some of their stars from the last season.
Two of the biggest names that have left the team this summer are Andre Silva who signed for Milan in a €37m move, while Ruben Neves marked the biggest Championship transfer in the history of the competition signing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in a €17m move.
Moreover, the team will enter the new season under the new manager as Sergio Conceicao took charge. The famous Portuguese player is off to a strong start according to pre-season friendlies as Porto have won each of their last four games having notched the total of 12 goals during the process.
Estoril came tenth in the last term of Primeira Liga and they will be hoping for an even better record in the upcoming season having signed plenty of attractive names from the top flight of the Brazilian football.
Canarinhos dispatches the likes of Rayo Vallecano and Belenenses in their last two friendlies and they will enter the game at Dragao in high spirits.
Porto vs Estoril: Head to head
Porto have entirely dominated this match-up, especially at Dragao where they picked up six wins in eight meetings with Estoril.
Both of last year’s clashes between the two teams saw Porto’s wins as the hosts marked the five-victory streak in encounters with Canarinhos.
Porto vs Estoril: Prediction
Estoril do not represent the easiest of the opening round fixtures for last year0s runners-up, but Conceicao’s men will certainly be looking to grab the winning kick off to the new campaign in which they are hoping to get Benfica off the throne.
Since each of the last year’s clashes between the two sides saw narrow wins by a single goal difference for Porto, this is just the scenario we are expecting to witness in the season opener at Dragao.
Porto vs Estoril: Bet Tips
The top betting pick is Porto to win by one goal difference at 4.00.
Punters who prefer safer options can take Estoril +2.5 handicap at 1.54 odds with Pinnacle.