Lusitano GC – FC Porto: Preview & Prediction
Lusitano GC Évora and Porto measure their strength in a match for this phase of the Portuguese Cup (3rd Round). These two teams have never faced before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the factor home can be decisive, since the Lusitano GC Évora presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Preview of Lusitano GC Evora
The home team reaches this phase of the Portuguese Cup (3rd Round) after having played previous eliminations with: Pêro Pinheiro and Vasco da Gama. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 5 games he has recorded 0 wins, 0 draws and 0 losses as a visitor, with 0 goals scored and 0 suffered; against 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 8 goals scored and 8 suffered. In his last 2 games at home the Lusitano GC Evora record 2 wins.
Lusitano Évora comes to this match with a win over Pêro Pinheiro, 4-1, in a game to count for the second round of the Portuguese Cup: goals were scored by William Barbosa, Ricardo Ferro, Francisco Serrano and Jair Nunes. To remember that Lusitano Évora won in the first round Vasco da Gama, 3-1. In this difficult game against the powerful FC Porto, coach Duarte Machado should keep the team in a 4-4-1-1, benefiting the defensive organization and the in-depth passes for the attack. Everything indicates that there are no major absences for this game.
Preview of Porto
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition dla Taça de Portugal with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that has similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the First Liga, tied with Sporting Lisbon outside by (0-0). In his last 10 games as a visitor, Porto recorded 7 wins and 3 draws. The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and his attack has marked regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency to have few goals, as 12 of their last 29 matches have finished with less than 1.5 goals and 18 in 29 have finished with less than 2.5 goals. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 8 of the last 10 matches, of these 8 reached the break in lead in 6 and managed to always maintain the lead until the end of 90 ‘.
Coach Sergio Conceição’s team arrives in this game with a scoreless match against Sporting, adding the fourth consecutive game without losing in official matches. Note that this is the first game of visitors in this edition of the Portuguese Cup. In this game away from home the coach must play in the usual 4-4-2, benefiting possession of ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. Cameroon Aboubakar is the top scorer of FC Porto, with 6 goals scored. For this match against Lusitano Évora the visiting coach must bring to play a less usual eleven, without some of the usual starters.
The ” handicap -2 FC Porto ” is the market that we suggest for this game. Despite playing away from home, we believe that FC Porto will win with relative difficulty to Lusitano Evora, as it has a very superior team in comparison with its rival, even making resting the usual starters. In fact, the local team does not present enough weapons to conquer a positive result against this powerful rival. That is why, and also taking into account the difference in pace, betting on FC Porto is of enormous value.
Our betting odds for Lusitano GC – FC Porto:
Lusitano GC – FC Porto: Betting Tips
FC Porto – Win Odds: 1.30
Both teams to score / NO – Odds: 1.50
Over 3.5 Goals – Odds: 1.80