FC Porto vs. Farense
Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal.
20.08.23 at 20:00
FC Porto will play host to Farense at the Estádio do Dragão in the 2nd round of the Primeira Liga.
Let's have a look at the latest Portuguese Primeira Liga predictions between FC Porto vs. Farense, probable lineups, match facts, and betting odds for you to consider!
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Following their recent 2-0 defeat away from home against reigning champions Benfica in the Super Cup, there's no denying that Porto were in need of a swift turnaround to reignite their confidence.
Their determination was evident in the first match of the Primeira Liga, as they came from a goal down to eke out a hard-fought 2:1 triumph away from home thanks to goals from Toni Martínez and Wendell. They will hope to build on that momentum to secure their second win on the bounce.
They presently hold the 8th position in the league table, having accumulated three points. This has witnessed them be on par with Gil Vicente in terms of points, who are the current table toppers, and has placed them three points ahead of their opponents in this encounter.
Probable Starting XI
Costa; Mario, Cardoso, Marcano, Sanusi; Eustaquio, Grujic; Pepe, Namaso, Galeno; Taremi
Farense, who got promotion to the top tier at the first time of asking after being relegated to the second tier in the 2021–22 season, were denied their dream debut on their first matchday of the Primeira Liga.
José Mota's men were pitted against Casa Pia at the Estádio de São Luís, and despite their threatening advances in the final third, it wasn't enough to see them avoid a disappointing 3:0 loss.
They presently occupy 17th place within the relegation zone with no points to their name and are three points behind the safety line. This season's objective is simple: to avoid relegation, which could only mean an immediate return to the second tier.
Probable Starting XI
Felipe; Delgado, Muscat, Silva, Talocha; Mattheus, Isidoro, Falcao; Balde, Duarte, Matias
- FC Porto are winless in their last three home matches across all competitions.
- Farense have won five of their last six away matches across all competitions.
- FC Porto averages 2.2 goals per game when playing at home, and Farense averages 1.7 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 26 meetings, FC Porto have won 22 times, Farense have won 2 times, and there have been 2 draws.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite posting FC Porto's name in the register of winners in their opening campaign of the Primeira Liga, there's no denying that their performance against Moreirense was below par, as they almost settled for an unfavorable outcome.
However, the tide should turn around for the better this time around, with home advantage at their disposal, as a dominant showing will undoubtedly be on display. As such, their commanding win cannot be doubted in this encounter.
Farense, on the other hand, will be out in search of their first win of the season, and unfortunately for them, they have knocked on the wrong door as a second defeat on the trot looms large as they go up against one of the league's formidable sides, and their chances of getting on the scoreboard have also been narrowed to naught.
FC Porto have absolutely no reason not to record their second consecutive victory given that they have won nine consecutive home matches against Farense while also winning their last six matches, and as such, we anticipate them to cruise to a commanding win when all is said and done, thus backing them up to score an individual total of over 2.5 goals.
- Total 1 - Over 2.5 for 1.77
- Both Teams To Score - No for 1.49
- Goals - Over 3.5 for 2.10