Santa Clara vs Portimonense – Prediction, and Match Preview
Santa Clara vs Portimonense – After losing to Braga 5-3 in the previous game of the Primeira Liga, Santa Clara will be hoping for a better outcome saturday.
Santa Clara had 34% of the game’s possession and nine of its 15 shots, which were on goal, were successful. Kennedy Boateng (85′) and Matheus Babi (17′, 70′) scored the goals for Santa Clara.
SC Braga, on the other hand, made 17 attempts at goal, with 10 of them succeeding. Braga scored goals through Ricardo Horta (10′), Sikou Niakaté (35′), Abel Ruiz (45′), Bruma (88′), and Pizzi (94′).
Recently, games involving Santa Clara have frequently been exciting affairs with lots of scoring. At an average of 3.67 goals per game across their previous 6 meetings, both teams have scored a total of 22 goals, with 8 of those goals coming from Santa Clara. However, it’s unlikely that a similar pattern will continue throughout this game.
According to their past performances, Santa Clara hasn’t lost to Portimonense at home in the previous four league games. They have not lost to Portimonense in either of their last two league games or in either of their last two league home games.
Portimonense and their traveling supporters will be looking for a better outcome after losing their previous match in Primeira Liga action against Benfica.
Portimonense had 42% of the possession in that game and made 6 efforts on goal, with 1 of them going in. Filipe Relvas (28′ Own Goal) and Pedro (38′) scored goals for Portimonense.
Eleven of Benfica’s 26 shots on goal were on target. Benfica scored goals through Lex Grimaldo (4′), Gonçalo Ramos (45′), and Petar Musa (87′, 89′).
Portimonense has scored a total of 7 goals on their own in their last six games. On each of those occasions, Portimonense was able to score as well. They have had 12 goals go into their own net over that period.
Santa Clara vs Portimonense – Betting Analysis
Looking at their most recent head-to-head matches, which date back to 16/06/2020, Santa Clara has won two of them and Portimonense has won one, with three results being tied.
The two teams combined for 12 goals in these games, with Os Açoreanos scoring 7, and Portimonense scoring 5. There are often two goals scored every game on average.
The two teams’ most recent league matchup took place on Match Day 16 of the Primeira Liga on January 13, 2023, with Portimonense defeating Santa Clara 0-0.
Portimonense had a 75% possession advantage and made 24 attempts on goal, four of which were successful. Santa Clara had 10 shots at goal at the opposite end, only two of which were on target.
Rui Costa served as the referee. For Santa Clara goalkeeper Danildo Accioly, Tomás Domingos (Unknown Injury) and Marco Pereira (Knee Injury) are both sidelined.
With Gabriel Batista, Pierre Sagna, Ygor Nogueira, Kennedy Kofi Boateng, Matheus Arajo, Bruno Jordo, Adriano Firmino, Ricardinho, Bruno Almeida, Gabriel Silva, and Matheus Babi, we anticipate that Os Açoreanos may play a 4-2-3-1 system.
In preparation for this match, Portimonense manager Paulo Sérgio had no fitness issues to disclose due to the availability of a totally healthy squad.
As a starting lineup, Kosuke Nakamura, Alemao, Pedro, Ji-su Park, Fahd Moufi, Carlinhos, Mauricio, Filipe Relvas, Yony González, Moustapha Seck, and Yago Cariello seem to be the most likely for Portimonense to use a 3-4-2-1 formation.
When everything is considered, Portimonense may find it difficult to score against this Santa Clara team, who we predict will score one goal and win.
What are the top odds for this match?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds in the 90 min. result market, staking on Santa Clara is available for 2, going for a draw is 3.58 and staking on the win for Portimonense gets 3.76. They are the best of the bets available at present.
Santa Clara vs Portimonense – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals