FC Porto – Leixoes : Preview & Prediction
Porto and Leixões play at Estádio Do Dragão in a League Cup game (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 13-02-2010, in a match that ended with the final result: Leixões (0-0) Porto. In this match the house factor can play a decisive role, as Leixões has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
The home team make their debut in this edition of the competition, as they did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home victory with Paços Ferreira by (6-1). Porto won 8, drew 1 and lost 1 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. There are 1 highlights in the last 7 home matches in all competitions: he scored 7 of his 20 goals between the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Oporto enters this highly motivated game after a 6-1 home win at the Paços de Ferreira reception: Ricardo, Felipe, Marega, Corona and Aboubakar scored the goals. The home team is aware of the lack of quality of the opponents of this round, thus, prevent Porto from entering the game confident after the excellent start of the season. The offensives chosen by the blue and white coach are usually Aboubakar and Marega, however, because it is a game for the League Cup, it is anticipated that there will be some changes. Coach Sérgio Conceição will not be able to count on Tiquinho Soares and Fabiano for being injured.
The visiting team will dispute their second Group D game, having won 1-0 in their first match in this group stage against Paços Ferreira. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Academica de Coimbra by (1-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Leixões won 3, drew 4 and lost 3. His attack has scored regularly, as he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games. There are 1 highlights in the last 7 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Leixões enters this motivated game after a 1-0 home win at Academica’s reception: Breitner scored the only goal of the game at 20 minutes and allowed his team to score three points. Unlike the opponents of this round, Leixões usually uses a tactical layout in 5-3-2, giving importance to a faster style of play and constant transitions. The visiting team’s brain is the Brazilian Breitner, player responsible for defining and conducting his team’s attacks. It seems that coach João Henriques should have all the collective at his disposal.
FC Porto – Leixoes : Betting Tips
FC Porto – Win Odds: 1.20
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.50