Primeira Liga duel: Close contest expected between Portimonense and Vitória SC

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão (9544 seats)

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!

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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.

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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 Head

This 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.

Top Goalscorers

PortimonenseN. Bercique Gomes Betuncal
N. Bercique Gomes Betuncal
8 goals
Vitória SCO. Estupiñán Vallesilla
O. Estupiñán Vallesilla
8 goals
Vitória SCA. Bras André
A. Bras André
6 goals

Portimonense missing players

Vitória SC missing players

Portimonense Vitória SC
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
25 12 3 Played P 5 12 25
7 5 0 Won W 3 5 10
5 3 1 Drew D 2 4 5
13 4 2 Lost L 0 3 10
27 15 2 Scored S 10 14 30
31 10 5 Conceded C 3 10 32
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%
44% 42% 67% BTTS BTTS 40% 33% 44%
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%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 24 20 4 0 46 11 12 10 2 0 23 6 12 10 2 0 23 5 35 64
2 Porto 25 17 6 2 53 24 13 9 3 1 27 12 12 8 3 1 26 12 29 57
3 Benfica 24 15 6 3 42 17 12 9 2 1 22 8 12 6 4 2 20 9 25 51
4 Sporting Braga 24 16 2 6 44 25 12 9 1 2 21 10 12 7 1 4 23 15 19 50
5 Pacos de Ferreira 25 13 5 7 33 25 12 9 2 1 21 9 13 4 3 6 12 16 8 44
6 Vitória SC 25 10 5 10 30 32 13 5 1 7 16 22 12 5 4 3 14 10 -2 35
7 Santa Clara 25 9 5 11 28 28 12 4 3 5 13 12 13 5 2 6 15 16 0 32
8 Moreirense 24 7 9 8 23 30 12 3 7 2 15 16 12 4 2 6 8 14 -7 30
9 Gil Vicente 25 8 4 13 24 31 12 4 2 6 10 12 13 4 2 7 14 19 -7 28
10 Tondela 25 8 4 13 25 40 12 7 2 3 13 10 13 1 2 10 12 30 -15 28
11 Rio Ave 25 6 9 10 19 28 13 4 4 5 11 12 12 2 5 5 8 16 -9 27
12 Portimonense 25 7 5 13 27 31 12 5 3 4 15 10 13 2 2 9 12 21 -4 26
13 Belenenses 25 5 11 9 14 23 13 3 5 5 10 15 12 2 6 4 4 8 -9 26
14 Famalicao 25 6 8 11 26 37 13 2 6 5 13 21 12 4 2 6 13 16 -11 26
15 Boavista 25 5 9 11 26 37 12 3 2 7 10 17 13 2 7 4 16 20 -11 24
16 Farense 24 5 7 12 23 32 12 3 4 5 14 14 12 2 3 7 9 18 -9 22
17 Nacional 25 5 6 14 23 39 13 3 3 7 16 24 12 2 3 7 7 15 -16 21
18 Maritimo 24 6 3 15 21 37 12 2 2 8 7 20 12 4 1 7 14 17 -16 21

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.