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The LigaPro match at Estádio Municipal Dr. Jorge Sampaio on Saturday sees hosts Porto B playing against opponents Cova da Piedade.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Porto B v Cova da Piedade can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Porto B will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 LigaPro defeat in their last game at the hands of Académico Viseu.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Porto B have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Dragões have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 8 goals on the way. Nonetheless, time will tell if that pattern shall be maintained in this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Porto B:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Cova da Piedade in their last 7 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Cova da Piedade
In their previous game, Cova da Piedade drew 0-0 in the LigaPro match with Oliveirense.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, João Alves's Cova da Piedade have found the net a total of 8 times therefore earning them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Looking at their past form shows that Cova da Piedade:
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes dating back to 27/09/2017 shows us that Porto B have won 3 of these games & Cova da Piedade 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 12 from Dragões and 6 belonging to Pieadenses. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: Porto B
There is just the sole fitness concern for the Porto B manager Rui Barros to be concerned with from a near full-strength group. Mouhamed Mbaye (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Cova da Piedade
Owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Cova da Piedade boss João Alves has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We’re inclined to think that Porto B are likely to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Cova da Piedade are also probably going to find it difficult to score a goal of their own - but, we do see them scoring here.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Porto B after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal Dr. Jorge Sampaio (8,272)
Chairman: Jorge Pinto da Costa
Manager: Rui Barros
Competitions: LigaPro position 18