Porto vs Portimonense Betting Tips
In the final stretch of the first half of the season, Porto is very close to completing 2018 with the mission accomplished on all four fronts. Current champion of the First League, the team occupies the top of the table of classification in its campaign for defense of the title. He has 27 points (nine wins and two losses). They are two more than Sporting.In the previous round, he defeated Boavista, away from home, 1-0, setting a ten-win streak. In the Champions League of Europe, the first place in group D and the classification for the round of 16 are guaranteed.Thus, the meeting with Galatasaray in Turkey, scheduled for next Tuesday, December 11, became a mere compliance table. It will allow the coach Sérgio Conceição to promote the relay of the cast. Something that can be useful with the concentration of games at the end of the year.So far, the team has managed to navigate free of a large number of injuries. The only serious injury was from Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar, who injured his knee. It has been off the pitch since the end of September and has no scheduled return date.Also in December Porto will define their future in the Portuguese League Cup and the Portuguese Cup. In the first, will face the Belenenses, on December 30, as a visitor, in the fight for the first place in Group C. The rival is already out of the fray.Porto, with four points, struggles with Chaves (who also has four points) and Varzim (three) by the top of the leaderboard. After all, only the key winner advances to the semifinals.
The duel for the Portuguese Cup will be earlier. On December 18 the team will host Moreirense in the round of 16. The confrontation is eliminatory.
The Portimonense calendar is much smoother. Eliminated by the Grave of Mercy of the Portuguese Cup, the club has as main battle front the Portuguese Championship. Its main goal, of course, is to remain in the elite division.On Sunday, December 2, at home, he took another step in that direction. It defeated, by 3 to 2, the Tondela, arriving at the 14 points (four victories, two ties and five defeats). He is in eleventh place in the First League standings table. It has five points advantage over Boavista, sixteenth place and first in the relegation region.As a visitor, however, the Portimonense has not managed to produce expressive results. If it depended only on his performance away from his dominions he would be in the sticking region. It is the third worse of the Portuguese Championship in that question. Of the 15 points that played out of his stadium in the current season, won only three (one win and four losses) having scored two goals and suffered nine.Coached by coach Antonio Folha, Portimonense is expected to have two casualties due to medical problems for Friday’s showdown. The goalkeeper Leonardo (six matches in the 2018/2019 season of the Portuguese Championship) and midfielder Marcel Pereira (one match, no goal) are in the infirmary.
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In six official meetings, Porto won all duels against Portimonense. However, in the most recent duel, a friendly held in the 2018/2018 preseason, Portimonense scored 2-1.
It is impressive the series of victories of the Port, that covers four different competitions. The team, however, shows signs of slowing down. Fruit of a tight schedule. However, in the face of a Portimonense who has failed to produce significant results away from home, the prognosis in his victory remains the best option in the match that opens the day of the Portuguese Championship on Friday.
Bet Tips: Porto