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The Primeira Liga fixture at Estádio António Coimbra da Mota on Saturday sees hosts Estoril welcoming opponents Porto.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Estoril v Porto match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Estoril are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-1 Primeira Liga victory against Vizela.
In that match, Estoril had 53% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Estoril was Erison (27'). At the other end, Vizela had 22 attempts at goal with 7 on target.
A common trait of recent Estoril games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their previous 6 clashes before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a loser.
Their prior results show that Estoril:
- have not won against Porto in their previous 10 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
After tasting defeat last time out to Club Brugge in Champions League competition, Porto will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Porto had 54% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Club Brugge got 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Ferrán Jutglà (15'), Kamal Sowah (47'), Andreas Skov Olsen (52') and Antonio Nusa (89') scored for Club Brugge.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Porto, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Porto standing at 1.67. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs stretching back to 20/08/2016 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Estoril. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever while Porto have just been stronger than them, getting wins in 100% of those games where they have faced each other.
In all, 19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 4 of them from Canarinhos and 15 belonging to Dragões. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league match featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 34 on 14/05/2022 when the final score was Porto 2-0 Estoril.
On that day, Porto had 65% possession and 21 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Fernando Andrade (88').
Estoril had 7 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Joãozinho (48' Own goal) scored.
The match was refereed by António Nobre.
Team News: Estoril
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Estoril boss Nélson Veríssimo to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Lucas Áfrico (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
We are thinking that Canarinhos may well make use of the 4-2-3-1 system with D. Leite Figueira, Tiago Santos, Bernardo Vital, Pedro Álvaro, Joaozinho, Francisco Geraldes, João Carvalho, Tiago Gouveia, Mor Ndiaye, Rodrigo Martins and Erison.
Team News: Porto
In an otherwise healthy squad, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Porto manager Sérgio Conceição to be concerned about. Otávio (Bruised Rib) misses out for this game.
We are inclined to think that Dragões seem likely to play in a 4-4-2 lineup, starting Diogo Costa, Rodrigo Conceicao, Fabio Cardoso, David Carmo, Zaidu Sanusi, Stephen Eustáquio, André Franco, Andrés Mateus Uribe, Pepê, Evanilson and Mehdi Taremi.
In our opinion, Porto can be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
However, Estoril may well struggle scoring goals, although we do think that it’s probable they’ll be managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We’re predicting a decent 1-3 win for Porto when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota (8,000)
Captain: João Joãozinho
Chairman: Ignacio Beristain
Manager: Nélson Veríssimo
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 8
🔑 Key Man: João Carlos
Generally playing in the Striker position, João Carlos was born in Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Fluminense in the 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 5 appearances.