FC Porto vs Santa Clara – Porto will hope to build on their victory over Benfica by a score of 1-2 in the Primeira Liga last time out. Porto had 39% of the possession in that game and 7 shots, 3 of which were on goal.
Diogo Costa (10′ Own Goal), Mateus Uribe (45′), and Mehdi Taremi (54′) scored for Porto. Benfica made 7 attempts on goal at the other end, with only one of them being successful.
Their most recent results demonstrate that the Porto rearguard is proceeding as planned. As a result of Porto’s strong defense, four goals have gone past their goalie during the course of their last six games.
Santa Clara and their traveling supporters will be hoping for a better outcome after losing their most recent Primeira Liga match against Vizela.
Santa Clara had 58% of the possession in that game and 2 of their 10 shots on goal were successful. Vizela made 5 tries on goal at the other end, scoring on 3 of them. Vizela’s goal came from Milutin Osmaji in the 31st minute.
Over their last six games, Santa Clara’s attacking players have struggled to score, scoring just two goals in total. The total number of goals scored by the opposition sides in the games against Os Açoreanos equaled 13.
In any case, it’s unclear whether that pattern will hold true for this game. Santa Clara has gone eight league games without an away victory coming into this one. A bad stretch.
FC Porto vs Santa Clara – Betting Analysis
Analyzing their previous face-to-face encounters dating back to 02/03/2020 reveals that Santa Clara has not benefited from these encounters.
They have failed to win any games at all, whereas Porto has outperformed them by winning 83% of the times they have played each other.
During those matches, they combined for 14 goals, with 12 coming from Drages and two from Os Açoreanos. That equals 2.33 goals per game on average.
The score of the most recent league game between these clubs, which took place on October 29, 2022, was Santa Clara 1-0 Porto.
On that particular day, Santa Clara had 34% of the possession and 5 of its 9 shots on goal were successful. Kennedy Boateng scored the goal (83′).
With 15 shots on goal, 5 of them were on target for Porto. (3′) Fábio Cardoso scored. Artur Soares Dias served as the match’s referee.
For Porto manager Sérgio Conceiço, Evanilson (Unknown Injury), Joo Mário (Unknown Injury), and Zaidu (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to play.
Danildo Accioly, the manager of Santa Clara, must deal with a number of absent players. Marco Pereira (knee injury) and Tomás Domingos (unknown injury) won’t be participating.
One thing is for certain: Santa Clara will have a very difficult time getting past this Porto club, who can undoubtedly score the goals they require to secure a significant victory.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices in the 90-minute result market, victory for Porto is available for 1.14, betting on the game finishing all-square is 8.2 and betting on the winner to be Santa Clara gets 23. These are the most competitive returns being offered at present.
FC Porto vs Santa Clara – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Home Win