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Porto come up against the visiting Santa Clara at Estádio do Dragão in this Primeira Liga game on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Porto v Santa Clara game - along with the latest match odds.
Porto will be looking for another win after the 1-2 Primeira Liga triumph against Portimonense.
In that game, Porto had 68% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. Portimonense got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lucas Possignolo (45' Own goal), Fali Candé (64') and Samuel Portugal (68' Own goal) scored for Portimonense.
Sérgio Conceição's Porto have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 10 times over their prior six outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 5.
Their past results show that Porto:
- have not been beaten in the league by Santa Clara in their previous 8 matches. A long run without a loss.
- have not been beaten in their last 10 home league matches. A very good run at home.
Previously, Santa Clara drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga match with Tondela.
In that game, Santa Clara managed 62% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Tondela had 5 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Mario González (44') and Yohan Tavares (94' Own goal) scored for Tondela.
Daniel Ramos's Santa Clara have converted 7 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches adds up to 5.
Going into this one, Santa Clara are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 04/05/2003 shows that these encounters have been disappointments for Santa Clara. They have not managed to get any victories whatsoever while Porto have dominated them, running out winners in 100 per cent of those ties.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 13 of them for Dragões and 1 for Os Açoreanos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league game featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 8 on 28/11/2020 when it ended Santa Clara 0-1 Porto.
On that day, Santa Clara had 47% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Porto got 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Luis Díaz (45') scored.
The match was refereed by João Pinheiro.
Team News: Porto
Pepe (Calf Problems), Iván Marcano (Muscle Injury) and Francisco Meixedo (Corona virus) aren’t available for Porto boss Sérgio Conceição.
Team News: Santa Clara
Santa Clara manager Daniel Ramos has not got a full squad to pick from. Cristian González (Unknown Injury), Júlio Romão (Knee Injury) and Costinha (Muscle Injury) will not be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Porto should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
However, Santa Clara are also probably going to find it difficult to get a goal of their own although we do reckon that they could well end up scoring as well.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Porto at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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, Champions League (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Star Man: Sérgio Oliveira
Generally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Sérgio Oliveira was born in Paços de Brandão, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Beira-Mar in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 11 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 23 appearances.