Portimonense will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 9 points behind Vitória SC.
This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!
Portimonense form and stats
5 victories, 3 draws and 4 defeats. That’s what Portimonense have to build on here at Estádio Municipal de Portimão in the Primeira Liga.
Portimonense enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Nacional's place. The match ended 5-1 with Luquinha, Beto (2), Fabrício and Fali Candé scoring. Preceding that match was the home game against Porto that was lost 1-2.
As indicated by the result mentioned above, Portimonense played a great game against Nacional and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one.
The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Portimonense have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eight matches with the results: Won five, drawn three and lost zero.
Portimonense are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 15 goals in 12 games. Portimonense have only conceded 10 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.
Vitória SC form and stats
Playing away, Vitória SC have won 5 games, drawn 4 and suffered 3 defeats in the Primeira Liga this season. It's looking increasingly bleak for Vitória who now has to deal with a four game losing streak. Boavista was the last time a defeat was avoided. Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in Vitória SC's last three away games as they have all been lost.
Home advantage was not enough for Vitória in their previous game, as they lost their Primeira Liga-match, hosting Tondela, 1-2. Prior to that match, the Vitória manager J. Oliveira Nunes Henriques faced defeat when travelling to Sporting CP and losing 0-1.
So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Vitória SC playing away and similar expectations, we found one relevant match. Results were one Vitória win, zero draws and zero defeats.
Vitória have scored 14 goals on their travels this season, from 12 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. It's not easy to score on Vitória as they have only conceded 10 goals from these away games. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadThis is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Vitória SC - Portimonense 1-0. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - two - five (Portimonense wins - draws - Vitória SC wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.
N. Bercique Gomes Betuncal
O. Estupiñán Vallesilla
A. Bras André
Portimonense missing players
Vitória SC missing players
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|88%||83%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||80%||83%||92%|
|68%||67%||100%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||80%||58%||60%|
|48%||42%||33%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||60%||42%||52%|
|16%||8%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||40%||17%||32%|
|8%||8%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||0%||0%||8%|
|28%||50%||0%||Clean Sheets||C S||60%||50%||36%|
|40%||25%||33%||Failed to Score||F T||20%||33%||28%|
|0||0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0||0|
|0||0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0||0|
|2.5||2.4||2.3||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2||2.1||2.3|
|1||1||1||Red cards||R C||0||0||2|
|11.8||12.5||12.7||Shots (avg)||S (||8.6||8.8||10.8|
|3.6||4||4||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||4.2||3.1||3.3|
|30%||31%||17%||Goal Efficiency||G E||48%||38%||36%|
|5||Pacos de Ferreira||25||13||5||7||33||25||12||9||2||1||21||9||13||4||3||6||12||16||8||44|