FC Porto vs Pacos de Ferreira
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 2 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:45 UK / 21:45 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).
FC Porto are hot in pursuit of the top spot and are just two points shy of table-toppers Benfica. With Pacos de Ferreira admitting defeat in their last six visits here on the trot, it will take nothing short of a miracle for FC Porto to drop points this week.
FC Porto vs Pacos de Ferreira Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here saw FC Porto thrash Pacos de Ferreira by a 6-1 scorecard.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous four matchups.
- A stalemate has occurred just once in their past ten fixtures.
- Six of their last ten encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Pacos de Ferreira have registered a win just twice in their previous ten games. (W-2, D-1, L-7)
FC Porto vs Pacos de Ferreira Prediction
FC Porto made it three wins out of three in all competitions last week by taking down Young Boys in the Europa League with a 2-1 scorecard. The hosts are now on a two-match winning streak in the Primeira Liga as well and are currently sitting second on the ladder with twenty-eight points to their name.
On the other hand, their counterparts for the weekend will be making the trip to Estadio do Dragao on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Sanjoanense in the Taca de Portugal. The away side also managed to bring a four-match winless run in the first division to a halt prior to the international break by getting the better of Tondelo with a 1-0 scorecard.
However, in all honesty, Pacos de Ferriera are yet to hit the ground running this season. The guests have just two measly wins to boast of and are deservedly dwelling in the relegation zone as of now. To make matters worse, the visiting contingent are yet to taste success on the road and have garnered no more than one point so far.
In contrast, Porto have made no mistake in picking up the win each of their games on home soil. Given the evident difference in stature of the two teams involved as well, expect FC Porto to secure the bragging rights in this one. That too, without breaking much of a sweat.
Additionally, the visitors have conceded twelve goals from their last five trips on the road alone, whilst retaliating just thrice. Meanwhile, FC Porto have not been shy in finding the back of the net. They have scored three goals or more each in three of their previous five home games.
Taking into account that they have also been coming out on top by no less than a three-goal margin or more in their last two h2h encounters here, count on FC Porto to win and to win big at that as well.
FC Porto vs Pacos de Ferreira Betting tips
FC Porto -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).