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Porto will arrive at Estádio António Coimbra da Mota on Saturday for the Primeira Liga fixture with home side Estoril.
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Estoril will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 Primeira Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Moreirense.
In that match, Estoril had 67% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Moreirense got 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Rafael Martins (27') was the scorer for Moreirense.
It has not been often in recent times that Estoril have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Estoril have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals in the process.
A look at their previous results shows us that Estoril:
- have not beaten Porto in their last 8 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Porto go into this meeting after a 3-1 Primeira Liga win as they beat Benfica in their most recent outing.
In that match, Porto had 54% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Porto, goals were scored by Fábio Vieira (34'), Pepê Aquino (37') and Mehdi Taremi (69'). Benfica got 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Roman Yaremchuk (46') scored for Benfica.
Over the course of their last half-dozen clashes, Porto have bagged a total of 14 goals. Porto have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have seen 5 goals scored by their opponents. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.
Coming into this fixture, Porto have not been beaten in their last 22 league matches away from home. What a run it has been.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 29/08/2015 reveals that these fixtures have been disappointments for Estoril. They have not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Porto have been superior, finishing as winners in 100% of those ties.
18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 for Canarinhos and 15 netted by Dragões. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league match between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 18 on 21/02/2018 when it ended Estoril 1-3 Porto.
That day, Estoril had 45% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The scorer was Eduardo Teixeira (17').
Porto got 17 attempts on goal with 11 of them on target. Alex Telles (53') and Tiquinho Soares (59', 67') scored.
The referee was Vasco Santos.
Team News: Estoril
There is just one fitness concern for the Estoril manager Bruno Pinheiro to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Lucas Áfrico (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
We think that Canarinhos will possibly kick off with a 4-3-3 formation for the game and select Thiago Silva, Carles Soria, Nahuel Ferraresi, Patrick Willian, Joaozinho, Loreintz Rosier, João Gamboa, André Franco, Antonio Xavier, Rui Fonte and Arthur Gomes.
Team News: Porto
Porto manager Sérgio Conceição has multiple availability issues to deal with. Iván Marcano (Foot surgery) and Wilson Manafá (Patella rupture) can’t be considered.
It’s our belief that Dragões seem most likely to make use of a 4-4-2 formation, settling for Diogo Costa, Jesus Manuel Corona, Fabio Cardoso, Chancel Mbemba, Wendell, Otávio, Vítinha, Andrés Mateus Uribe, Luis Díaz, Mehdi Taremi and Evanilson.
Our thinking is that Porto should get a big win and a possible clean sheet against Estoril, who aren’t going to find it easy scoring a goal of their own.
It may well be a case of one-way traffic.
We can therefore see a decent 0-3 winning score with maybe even more goals for Porto come full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota (8,000)
Captain: João Joãozinho
Chairman: Alexandre Faria
Manager: Bruno Pinheiro
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 5
⭐ Key Man: André Franco
Regularly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, André Franco was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Estoril in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 6 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 season to date in 16 appearances.