Sport Betting Tip: Paços Ferreira - FC Porto
- Title : Sport Betting Tip: Paços Ferreira - FC Porto
Ferreira will be lucky if they can hold the score to 0-0 by the end of the first half. There is no way the hosts are scoring in this one. Porto should have a breakthrough sooner or later in the game, and a late additional goal would bury the tie and get them the much needed 3 points. A 0-2 win for Porto in this one.
FC Porto played well despite losing out to Manchester City last week and they have only lost two of their last 12 Champions League group stage home games. They will be expected to win this match.
Porto has had a somewhat difficult start to the season with a loss of points in two of five rounds. Most recently against Gil Vicente, it was shaky again, not least after the expulsion at Sanusi, but Porto managed to keep out. In the Champions League, things are going better, Tuesday's 2-0 against Olympiakos was a message of strength. Porto have an exciting squad and if they want to rotate here, players like Felipe Anderson, Grujic, Nakajima and Taremi can come in.
It took 3 winless games (2 losses and 1 draw) for Ferreira to open their winning account in the Liga NOS. But it wasn't enough to stay in the top-half of the table as the home side for Friday find themselves in the 14th post with 5 points from 5 games. Unfortunately for them, they face the reigning champions Porto next. The Portuguese Champions have struggled a bit in the opening phase of the season as they have won just 3 of their first 5 games – a good record, but not great enough for a fabulous team.
Ferreira have the worst defensive record in Portugal – having failed to keep a clean sheet in 23 games now. But most of their games have been low-key wins or losses with under 2.5 goals scored. Now they are facing a Porto side who have consistently seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 games. Betting on the number of goals in this one could prove to be risky.
Porto won both meetings last year and have won twelve of the last 15 times the teams have met. The blue and whites can hardly afford to lose points if Benfica are not to run away up there at the top.
My prediction: FC Porto -1 Asian Line