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Porto vs Santa Clara Betting Tips - Porto predicted to breeze past Santa Clara

Porto have won 11 of their last 12 home matches
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FC Porto are favourites to beat Santa Clara in the Portuguese Cup (Getty Images)

Porto are playing well and can extend their winning run against Santa Clara in the Portuguese Cup. The Dragons have won their last seven matches against Santa Clara and that trend is predicted to continue at the Estádio do Dragão.

FC Porto Form


Porto recorded a 3-2 home win against Feyenoord in the UEFA Europa League that secured progression in the competition. Porto then defeated Tondela 3-0 at the Estádio do Dragão on Monday night to remain four points behind Benfica in the Primeira Liga.

Tiquinho scored the opening two goals before Otavio sealed the deal at the start of the second half. Sérgio Conceição’s side have now won 21 of their last 22 home matches in the Primeira Liga and kept 11 clean sheets in their last 12 during that run.

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Midfielder Romário Baró came back onto the bench against Tondela but Danilo Pereira and Mamadou Loum missed out. Otavio played in a deeper role as a result but Conceição could make some changes here.

Striker Vincent Aboubakar is injured again so Ze Luis should start. Wilson Manafá, Chancel Mbemba and Sergio Oliveira will also be hoping to start against Santa Clara.

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FC Porto striker Ze Luis is in line to start against Santa Clara (Getty Images)

Santa Clara Form


Santa Clara started the season well but have failed to win in the Primeira Liga since September. A 2-2 draw at Maritimo came after conceding a 96th minute winner after João Afonso and Ukra had put the Azores club into a winning position.

Their last match was a 4-0 home defeat against Sporting CP where they managed just two shots on target at the Estádio de São Miguel. João Henriques’ side had 35% possession and might be lucky to get that much against Porto.

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João Henriques has a full squad to pick from which could see Guilherme Schetinne and Bruno Lamas feature from the start. Defensive changes could also be on the cards after a poor performance against Sporting.

Porto vs Santa Clara Head to Head


Porto lead Santa Clara 10-1 and have won the last seven meetings. The last three encounters have all taken place at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto winning 1-0, 2-0 and 1-0.

The last match was in the Portuguese League Cup on 25 September 2019. Porto won 1-0 with Diogo Leite heading home a Shoya Nakajima cross.

Porto vs Santa Clara Betting Odds


Porto are short priced favourites at 1.20 with Santa Clara priced at 11.00 with bet365. A draw is listed at 7.00. Porto can be backed at 1.61 in the -1 handicap market and 2.50 in the -2 handicap market.

Porto have won to nil in their last four home matches against Santa Clara which can be backed at 1.77. That could be a popular pick as Santa Clara have failed to score in five of their last six matches in Porto.

Porto vs Santa Clara Match Up


Porto are incredibly strong at home against inferior opposition such as Santa Clara. The Dragons won 2-0 in their home Primeira Liga match against Santa Clara on 22 September with Ze Luis starting up front, taking seven shots and scoring the opening goal.

That might make Sérgio Conceição select Ze Luis up front here, in which case he would be worth backing in the first goalscorer market.

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FC Porto manager Sergio Conceicao will be confident of getting another win against Santa Clara (Getty Images)

Porto vs Santa Clara Stats


  • Porto have won 21 of their last 22 home matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Porto have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 12 home matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Porto have won to nil in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Santa Clara (all competitions).
  • Santa Clara have lost their last 7 matches against Porto (all competitions).
  • Santa Clara have failed to score in their last 3 matches at Porto in all competitions. 

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Where is Porto vs Santa Clara being played?

Porto vs Santa Clara is being played at Estádio Do Dragão in Porto, Portugal.

When is Porto vs Santa Clara being played?

Porto vs Santa Clara is being played at 20:15 CET on Thursday 19 December 2019.

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What happened in the last Porto vs Santa Clara match?

The last Porto vs Santa Clara match saw Porto win 1-0 in a Portuguese League Cup match on 25 September 2019.

Verdict

Porto have won their last seven matches against Santa Clara and should make it eight here. I expect another easy win for the Dragons against a Santa Clara side that are likely to be seriously outclassed.

Best Bet: Porto -1 Handicap Handicap Market @1.61 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Porto -2 Handicap Handicap Market @2.50 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Porto Win 3-0 Correct Score Market @7.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Portugal took the lead in the first half and won 1-0 but unfortunately couldn't cover the handicaps.
19 Dec 2019

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