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The Primeira Liga tie at Estádio do Dragão on Friday sees hosts Porto taking on opponents Famalicão.
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Porto enter this game following a 1-1 Primeira Liga stalemate versus Moreirense.
In that match, Porto managed 72% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Porto was Mehdi Taremi (86'). Moreirense had 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Nahuel Ferraresi (37') scored for Moreirense.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that quality has been evident in the Porto backline. Dragões have given the opposition little, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six outings standing at 3.
Coming into this clash, Porto are undefeated in their last 12 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Previously, Famalicão drew 2-2 in the Primeira Liga match with Tondela.
In that game, Famalicão had 55% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Famalicão, the goals were scored by Ivo Rodrigues (10') and Leonardo Campana (28'). On the other side, Tondela got 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Mario González (45') and Jhon Murillo (45') scored for Tondela.
A run of outstanding displays from the Famalicão defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 clashes combined. During the same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 12. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Ahead of this meeting, Famalicão have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The last league contest between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 13 on 08/01/2021 when it finished Famalicão 1-4 Porto.
In that match, Famalicão managed 43% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jhonata Robert (20').
At the other end, Porto got 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Mehdi Taremi (13', 58'), Sérgio Oliveira (32') and João Mário (89') scored.
The match was refereed by Rui Costa.
Team News: Porto
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Porto manager Sérgio Conceição to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Iván Marcano (Muscle Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Famalicão
Famalicão manager Ivo Vieira has multiple availability issues to deal with. Srdjan Babic (Unknown Injury) and Bruno Jordão (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here.
Our thinking is that Porto should get a couple of goals in this one when they meet Famalicão, who will not find it easy getting goals.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 2-0 margin for Porto at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão (50,033)
Captain: Képler Pepe
Chairman: Jorge Pinto da Costa
Manager: Sérgio Conceição
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 2
🔑 Star Man: Mehdi Taremi
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Mehdi Taremi was born in Boushehr, Iran. After making a first senior appearance for Rio Ave in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 11 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 28 appearances.