FC Porto vs Monaco
International- Club Friendlies
Date: Saturday 27 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão.
Porto finished as the runners up in the league with eighty-five points to their name and seventy-four goals in the bag. The team lost the top spot to Benfica who managed to edge it past the hosts by a slender two-point margin at the top.
They almost got their hands on major silverware though in the Taca De Portugal finals against Sporting, but lost the battle of nerves as the clash was settled on penalties after extra time.
The visitors Monaco heaved a sigh of relief on the last day of the season after they scraped through to the safe zone miraculously by just two points.
The away side were certainly far from their best throughout their campaign and rounded it off with just one win in their final five fixtures.
Monaco have not been faring well in the preseason friendlies either, and could well be a handed a defeat when they lock horns with Porto on Saturday.
FC Porto vs Monaco Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other on four occasions.
- Monaco are yet to register a win against this side.
- Their last encounter saw Porto taste success by a 5-2 scoreline.
- Three out of their four ties have seen only Porto get on the score sheet.
FC Porto vs Monaco Prediction
Monaco have been struggling to find the back of the net, let alone pick up the win, in their warm-up games so far. They lost without a single goal to their name in two of their last five ties and have not managed to score more than one goal in each of their last three.
Porto, on the other hand, are on a winning run of form and have clinched the victory in all of their three friendlies.
Additionally, the hosts have won by a goal difference of three goals in their last two meetings with the French outfit at this venue. All of which, points to a comfortable win for them.
Monaco are unlikely to get their names on the score sheet, while Porto are the favorites to rack up the goals tally and to grab a convincing win.
FC Porto vs Monaco Betting tips
Full-time result: FC Porto to win @ 1.85
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 odd.