Santa Clara vs FC Porto
Portugal- Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 2 March 2020
Kick off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Estádio de São Miguel (Ponta Delgada).
With Santa Clara’s last win over this foe at home, coming well over a decade ago, it goes without saying that FC Porto are the outright favorites to pick up all three points on Monday.
Santa Clara vs FC Porto Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw FC Porto post a 1-0 win.
- Only one of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous eight encounters.
- None of their last eight fixtures have finished in a tie.
- FC Porto have registered the win ten times in their past twelve meetings. (W-10, D-1, L-1)
Santa Clara vs FC Porto Prediction
Santa Clara’s impressive four-match winning streak was brought to an abrupt halt last week by Moreirense who posted a narrow 2-1 scorecard. The hosts were far from disciplined in that matchup, to be frank, and were reduced to ten men close to the hour mark.
Nevertheless, the home team have stumbled just thrice in their last eight games in the top flight. As of now, Santa Clara are sitting eight on the ladder, with clear daylight separating them from their foes for the week.
Meanwhile, FC Porto have been tasting nothing but success, as of late, in the Primeira Liga. In fact, the visitors have picked up the win in all of their past five games building up to this clash.
Their most recent matchup, in particular, saw them edge past Portimonense at home with a 1-0 scoreline.
It is also worth mentioning that FC Porto have been just as fierce in their outings this season. Admirably, the guests are sporting the second-best away statistics in the cluster.
In sharp contrast, Santa Clara have admitted defeat five times at home already. To make matters worse, the hosts have been at the losing end in each of their past two meetings with this foe here. As such, count on FC Porto to breeze past the home team this week.
Furthermore, the visitors have looked lively in the final third, irrespective of the venue. Impressively, they have found the back of the net at least twice in each of their last four outings in the league.
On the other hand, Santa Clara have conceded ten goals from their last six games here alone. Given that their last h2h meeting at home also witnessed over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards, expect FC Porto to win and to rack up the goal-scoring charts in the process.
Santa Clara vs FC Porto Betting tips
FC Porto to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).