FC Porto vs FC Vizela
Estádio do Dragão, Portugal.
05.02.23 at 21:00
FC Porto hosts FC Vizela on the 19th matchday of the Primeira Liga at the Estádio do Dragão.
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The Dragões were involved in a high-intensity match against Maritimo on the road, which saw frustrations rise quickly, leading to both sides being reduced to 10 men on the field in the first half, but despite this, they managed to break through and score two goals in the second half to end the day with a 2:0 victory.
This came after the Dragões defeated Sporting CP at the Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa to win the Taca da Liga title for the first time. Eustaquio scored within the first ten minutes of the game, and they held onto their lead throughout the rest of the first half until the second where Marcano added another goal to their tally in the 86th minute to put the game beyond doubt with a score of 2:0.
As a result of their eight-match unbeaten streak, which has seen them record two draws and six wins, as well as their record-breaking 17-game unbeaten streak overall (in all competitions), they have received the recognition they sought to be named as one of the Primeira Liga's most reliable teams. They presently occupy second place with 42 points and are 11 points behind table leaders Benfica at the moment.
Unfortunately for Sergio Conceicao (who will not be available on the field after being shown a red card and is serving his suspension), he will have to contend with an unavailable trio, with Marko Grujic and Gabriel Veron out due to injury and Bernardo Folha serving a one-game suspension.
Probable Starting XI
Costa; Mario, Pepe, Marcano, Wendell; Uribe, Franco; Pepe, Otavio, Galeno; Taremi
The Vizelenses have been playing well in the Primeira Liga, but occasionally there have been clear indications of a stuttering performance. Nevertheless, they have been able to bounce back, and their most recent home game against Rio Ave ended in a convincing 3:1 victory.
Prior to that, they had the difficult task of holding off Sporting CP at the Estádio José Alvalade. Despite their best efforts, they were unsuccessful and suffered a narrow 2:1 defeat after conceding a last-second goal that put an end to their hopes of settling for a share of the spoils.
As they are currently on a three-match losing streak across all competitions and have only won one of their last five away games against Pacos Ferreira (2:0), Alvaro Pacheco's team is not in the best of moods when playing away from home. They have also only kept one clean sheet in those five games.
They have performed better this season compared to last season, when they finished in 14th-place, as they are currently in 9th-place with 24 points from 18 games, having recorded seven wins, three draws, and eight losses. However, it goes without saying that they are still struggling with inconsistency.
Alvaro Pacheco has no fitness concerns ahead of this match because he has a fully robust lineup at his disposal.
Probable Starting XI
Buntic; Juliao, Claudemir, Wilson, Anderson, Kiki; Moreira, Guzzo, Samu, Bondoso; Osmajic
- FC Vizela is on a three-match losing streak when playing away.
- FC Porto is on a three-match winning streak in the Primeira Liga.
- The average number of goals scored between FC Porto and FC Vizela is 3.8.
- When playing at home, FC Porto averages 2.79 goals per game, while when playing away, FC Vizela averages 1.17 goals per game.
In the last five meetings, FC Porto has won five times, FC Vizela has won zero times, and there have been zero draws, with a goal difference of 16-3 in favor of FC Porto.
Expert Betting Tips
FC Vizela enter this match as underdogs against a side that has remained stern in recent matches, and it's clear that Alvaro Pacheco will have his work cut out trying to lead his side to the somewhat impossible task of securing all three points, and their recent match against Rio Ave should play a factor in them finding the back of the net to serve as consolation.
FC Porto are not slowing down in their efforts to put pressure on table leaders Benfica, but it appears their efforts are futile as Benfica, too, is showing no signs of slowing down in consistently widening the point gap, and Sergio Conceicao knows there is no room for error as one minor setback could prove fatal.
FC Porto has been the dominant side in their recent meetings with FC Vizela, which has seen them go on a five-match winning streak against them. This could, however, be a routine win for them in front of their fans, provided their opponent doesn't put up a fight. We like our chances of an individual total of over 2.5 in favour of FC Porto because their attacking prowess has been rather impressive this season, with their home games seeing an average of 2.79 goals scored per game.
- Total 1 - Over 2.5 for 1.98
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) for 2.05
- Goals - Over 3 for 1.80