Defending not only the leadership of the Portuguese Championship, but also a sequence of victories that reached a dozen successes, Porto faces Santa Clara this Saturday, December 15. The match is part of the thirteenth round of the 2018/2019 First League and will be held at the São Miguel stadium in Ponta Delgada. The start is scheduled for 18:30 (Brasília time).
The owners of the house managed to interrupt in the previous day a sequence defeats. After three successive defeats in the Portuguese Championship and a 2-1 loss to Chaves, which cost Portugal Cup elimination, Santa Clara, as a visitor, makes 1-0 at Moreirense.He reached 17 points (five wins, two draws and five losses). He started the tournament’s thirteenth round dispute in ninth place. Excellent post for his return season to the elite division of national football. He opened seven points ahead of Feirense, sixteenth and first in the relegation zone at the end of day 12.To face Porto, coach Joao Henriques is expected to have three injuries due to injury. The Thiago midfielder is in the infirmary (four games in the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship season, two goals); and strikers Dennis Pineda (seven games, one goal) and Alfredo Stephens (eight games, no goal).As the principal, Santa Clara numbers in the Primera Liga are not so impressive. When it comes to only the results of the 18 teams participating in the tournament in their stadiums, the club appears in thirteenth place with seven points (two wins, one draw and three losses) in 18 games.
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The win that marked a dozen consecutive successes of Porto was a picture of the performance of the team. Ahead of Galatarasay in Turkey, in a clash that served only to meet the table of the last round of the group stage of the Champions League of Europe, the Portuguese were dominated most of the time. However, when they had the opportunity to score, they were lethal.Thus, they reached the 3 to 2 that took them to 16 points (five victories and a tie) of the 18 possible. There were 15 goals scored and six conceded. The best campaign among the 32 clubs that competed in this stage of UCL (Uefa Champions League).This, however, does not confer any advantage for the round of 16 of the tournament. When finishing first in group D, the maximum that Porto achieved was the theoretical benefit of avoiding a confrontation with champions of other keys in the next stage. That means he has diverted, at least for now, from duels against Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus. They can appear in their way Atletico of Madrid, Tottenham, Liverpool, Ajax, Lyon, Roma and Manchester United.Something capable of giving hope to fans to advance to the quarterfinals, especially by the stable pattern of game found by coach Sérgio Conceição that allowed Porto to achieve success in the four competitions in which it is involved.In the Portuguese Championship, the team leads with 30 points (ten wins and two losses). They are two more than Sporting, second placed at the end of the twelfth round. In the League Cup of Portugal, he shares the leadership of group C with Chaves. Both add up to four points. In the Cup of Portugal, advanced to the round of 16. You’re going to face Moreirense.
Football Prediction of the Day Santa Clara vs Porto
The teams have not been since the 2002/2003 season, when Santa Clara last went through the First Division of the Portuguese Championship. The number of duels between them, however, is only seven. There were five Porto victories, a draw and a Santa Clara success.
It is impressive the campaign of the Port, that has managed to win its departures in the limit. Although Santa Clara perform well above expectations in the Portuguese Championship, the victory of visitors is the best choice for a guess in Saturday’s showdown.
Bet Tips: Porto