FC Famalicao will welcome FC Porto to Estadio Municipal de Famalicao on Wednesday for a game of the 25th round in 2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga. The hosts in this match are sitting on 7th spot in the standings with 37 points, while Porto are at the top with 60, yet only one more than their arch-rivals Benfica.
Being at the top of the table will give the last season runner-ups a head start against the promoted side, Famalicao, in the Primeira Liga conflict.
The 3-1 win at home against Sporting was the only win in Famalicao’s last ten league matches. They were on the road in their earlier conflict and shared the spoils with Belenenses in a goalless fixture.
FC Porto has been unbeaten in the last seven league conflicts. They had two losses in their earlier 11 overall matches in the schedule in the Europa League games. The visitor will visit on the rear of a 1-1 draw at home with Rio Ave in their past campaign experience.
Famalicao is a tolerable Portuguese team and they are in 7th spot in the Primeira Liga standings with 37 points, only 5 points away from the Europa League spot. In their last four games in the Primeira Liga, Famalicao has lost just 1 game, nearby 1 win, and 2 draws.
Offensively, Famalicao is strong this season with 38 scored goals in 24 games, however, with 40 yielded goals, Famalicao won’t have the option to arrive at that Europa League spot.
Toni Martinez has scored 8 goals for Famalicao and is their leading goal scorer, while Martins and Silva included 7 goals each. In their last game in the Primeira Liga, before it was stopped, Famalicao was playing against Belenenses on the road and has had 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 80% of exact passes.
Famalicao was the better team in this game however they couldn’t score a goal and the conclusive outcome was 0-0. A long way from the relegation zone, Famalicao is safe and will play in the Primeira Liga next season also, however on the off chance that they want to have a shot at getting to the Europa League spot, Famalicao must beginning playing better defense as quickly as time permits.
The break-in action seemingly came at a terrible time for Farmlicao as they were giving a few indications of regaining something near their best form as they beat Sporting 3-1 before drawing with Belenenses leaving them 7th in the standings.
They have had no positive coronavirus tests in their squad in the last round of testing after having four players testing positive beforehand so the full squad is relied upon to be accessible for this match other than goalkeeper Vana who is ineligible against his parent club.
Contrasted with the last match they played against Belenenses, they can welcome back regulars Riccieli and Fabio Martins so the duo are required to return to support the starting line-up.
Porto is one of the best teams in Portugal and they are in the first place in the standings with 60 points, 50 scored goals, and 16 yielded goals, only one point before Benfica. In late February, Porto got knocked out of the Europa League by Bayer Leverkusen, which may be something beneficial for Port since now they can concentrate on the Primeira Liga.
In their last match in the Primeira Liga against Rio Ave at home, Porto was by a wide margin the better team with 58% of ball possession, 5 shots on possession, 9 corner kicks, and 84% of the right passes. As it happened a few times before this season, Porto couldn’t use their odds to score a goal and this match finished in a 1-1 draw.
Alex Telles has scored 8 goals for Porto this season, while Ze Luis and Soares included 7 goals each. Porto is one of the best teams in Portugal and they have a great deal of ability in their roster, yet not close to as much as they had in the course of the last few seasons.
Indeed, Porto has scored 50 goals this season, an average of more than 2 goals for every game, presently envision if their leading goal scorer wasn’t a defender, Porto would have the title in their pocket.
Porto were enjoying a fine run of form preceding the break in play as they had pursued down and overwhelmed Benfica at the top of the Primeira table even though they were baffled by Rio Ave in their last game very nearly three months back as they were held 1-1 at home.
They are without Alex Telles for this match after he got his fifth yellow card last break so the talented Brazilian left-back is probably going to be substituted by Wilson Manafa for this game and that represents something of a blow as Telles is enjoying a stellar season.
The arrival to training likewise observed them lose Spanish defender Ivan Marcano to a knee injury that will see him miss the rest of the season so veteran central defender Pepe is relied upon to deputize for him.
Famalicao vs FC Porto Head-to-Head (h2h)
The teams have met thrice, and each team has success. Their experience gave a 3-0 home win for FC Porto.
Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Start Time: 21:15 BST/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Famalicao
Famalicao vs FC Porto Prediction
After the 1999 Taco de Portugal match in which FC Porto won in penalties, they met again at Famalicao in 2016 (1-0) for the Portugal League Cup. Their latest experience was in 2019, which gave FC Porto a clean sheet succeed at home.
Famalicao has won only once in their last eight league fixtures with 4 draws and 3 losses. Also, their recent run of only one win in five home matches in the campaign bodes ineffectively for them.
Porto’s unbeaten run on the road was reached out to 11 matches with consecutive five straight away successes in the league this season.
The away success in full-time at 1.40 chances will yield returns for the punters as the guests are the top choices to win in the conflict.
Famalicao and Porto have played just twice in the past with each team winning one match. Porto’s away record this season is 9-2-1 and they are the better team here, yet neither Famalicao nor Porto have played a game in right around a quarter of a year.
Porto come back to activity knowing the can set their stamp on the league on the right track away and expand the gap at the top and put pressure on Benfica. They are without two of their regular defenders for this match which could debilitate them to some degree, yet they should in any case have an excessive amount of value for Farmalicao.
The hosts have battled since their sensational beginning and keeping in mind that there were indications of progress before the break, it is difficult to see them replicating those early performances. Porto have the measure of them and keeping in mind that the league leaders may yield, they should run out winners.