Santa Clara vs Portimonense Predictions and Match Preview

Santa Clara vs Portimonense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Estádio de São Miguel (Ponta Delgada).

The mid-table position adorned by the Azoreans actually doesn’t give the whole picture about the turmoils the club is going through. Following in the same path set by the last-placed Feirense, the team has not won a single game in their last five league match-days. The club is still searching for their first win in 2019.

Antonio Folha’s men will be trying to capitalize on the misery of their opponents, and they might know a thing or two about it first-hand. The team opened the new year with a bang after inflicting a convincing defeat on powerhouses Benfica. But ever since, they have had to maneuver through some tough battles. Three points are for their taking if they manage to put in a decent performance against the struggling hosts.

Santa Clara vs Portimonense Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The team from Ponta Delgada is winless against this opponent for the last three years.
  • The last two, and three of the last four wins at this venue came for a margin of one goal.
  • Os Acoreanos failed to keep a clean sheet in five of their last six fixtures.
  • Three of the last four wins belong to Antonio Folha’s men.

Santa Clara vs Portimonense Prediction

The Azoreans are going through one of their worst patches ever, and at their home of all places. The team has lost their last seven appearances in front of their home crowd, in a row, and failed to score in the last two. In overall games, they were winless in ten of their last twelve attempts.

Meanwhile, the team from Portimao remained unbeaten in six of their last eight fixtures and found the back of the net in 16 of their last 19. Also, they are unvanquished in h2h games since 2016. I expect the team to take advantage of the bad form the hosts are currently in and secure three points.

The win won’t be huge though, considering trips to Ponta Delgada have always been challenging for them. Also, six of the last seven losses that the hosts experienced at the Estádio de São Miguel, came for a single-goal margin. A 0-1 scoreline is anticipated.

Santa Clara vs Portimonense Betting Tips

  • Portimonense to Score the First Goal @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Correct Score: 0-1 @ 8.50 (15/2).