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The Primeira Liga clash at Estádio Capital do Móvel on Friday will see home side Paços de Ferreira welcoming opponents Porto.
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Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira will play in this game after a 1-1 Primeira Liga drawn match vs Nacional.
In that game, Paços de Ferreira had 47% possession and 18 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Paços de Ferreira was Stephen Eustáquio (74'). Nacional got 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. Brayan Riascos (57') scored for Nacional.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Paços de Ferreira have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Os Castores have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals during that time.
Going into this encounter, Paços de Ferreira have not beaten Porto in their previous 2 league games.
Porto head into the match following a 2-0 Champions League win over Olympiacos in their most recent outing.
In that game, Porto had 44% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Porto, goals were scored by Fábio Vieira (11') and Sérgio Oliveira (85'). For their opponents, Olympiacos had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
In their last 6 clashes, Porto have amassed a total of 13 goals. Dragões have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have had 8 goals go against them. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might be replicated in this upcoming game or not.
Coming into this meeting, Porto are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes going back to 07/01/2017 shows us that Paços de Ferreira have won 1 of them & Porto 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
In all, 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 3 for Os Castores and 13 being from Dragões. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 29 on 29/06/2020 which ended up with the score at Paços de Ferreira 0-1 Porto.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira managed 52% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
For their opponents, Porto had 5 shots at goal with 3 on target. Chancel Mbemba (7') scored.
The match was refereed by Luis Godinho.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Jorge Silva (Ligament Injury) and David Sualehe (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for Paços manager Pedro Pêpa.
Team News: Porto
Porto manager Sérgio Conceição has a number of players out of action. Mouhamed Mbaye (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Luis Díaz (Muscle Injury) and Iván Marcano (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered. Zaidu Sanusi is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Our assessment is that Paços de Ferreira should get enough chances to put a goal past this Porto lineup, although just one goal may not be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re therefore tipping both teams to score in a 1-2 advantage for Porto by the conclusion of the game. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Paços de Ferreira
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel (9,076)
Captain: Pedro Pedrinho
Chairman: Paulo Meneses
Manager: Pedro Pêpa
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 14