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

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Mon 17.January
Match begins: 20:15 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão (9544 seats)

This campaign has been a rollercoaster for these sides so far, ups and downs leading to mid-table positions so far. Get set for Portimonense - Vitória SC!

Insights:
  • Portimonense have the fewest points from losing position (1) in Primeira Liga
  • Vitória SC have won significantly less corners away then at home.

Portimonense have less rest than Vitória SC in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Taça De Portugal game only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Mafra, was also a home game here at Estádio Municipal de Portimão. The away team is better rested.

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Portimonense form and stats

Portimonense's results here at Estádio Municipal de Portimão in the Primeira Liga have been very modest with 2 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats.

The Portimonense fans got no joy from their last match, a Taça De Portugal game also here at Estádio Municipal de Portimão: A 2-4 defeat against Mafra. A goal frenzy last time out for Portimonense, with a total of 6 goals in the match against Mafra. Fun stuff to watch!

Before that game, the home loss against Maritimo with the scoreline 1-2.

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 15 matches with the results: Won six, drawn six and lost three.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Portimonense here at Estádio Municipal de Portimão in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (6 from 9 games). Portimonense have conceded 11 in these home matches. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Vitória SC form and stats

Vitória SC have only collected 9 points from their away games in the Primeira Liga, after 2-3-4 (9 played). Vitória seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?

It might be tough going out on the road again for Vitória SC, facing their second straight away game. Especially as the previous game, ended with a defeat 2-3 versus Gil Vicente (placed 5th). It's probably bad news for Vitória SC that their goalkeeper Varela managed six saves in the Gil Vicente game, but still could not save them from a beating. Goalkeeper Varela got the top player rating of the team with 7.43/10. Varela stopped the opponent with six saves.

A 1-1 draw was the result before that, hosting Boavista.

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 five relevant matches. Results were one Vitória SC win, one draw and three defeats.

The visiting Vitória SC have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 9 goals from 9 games. Vitória have conceded 11 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This duo played each other previously this campaign: Vitória SC - Portimonense 0-1. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Portimonense victories, two draws and four Vitória SC wins. Over/under statistics; five of these games ended with three goals or more, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Vitória SCM. Edwards
M. Edwards
7 goals
Vitória SCO. Estupiñán Vallesilla
O. Estupiñán Vallesilla
6 goals
PortimonenseA. Boa Morte
A. Boa Morte
3 goals

Portimonense missing players

Vitória SC missing players

Portimonense Vitória SC
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
17 9 2 Played P 1 9 17
7 2 0 Won W 1 2 6
3 2 0 Drew D 0 3 5
7 5 2 Lost L 0 4 6
18 6 1 Scored S 2 9 24
18 11 3 Conceded C 1 11 20
94% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 78% 82%
65% 67% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 56% 65%
41% 33% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 56% 59%
6% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 22% 29%
6% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 11% 12%
29% 33% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 56% 59%
41% 22% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 22% 24%
35% 56% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 44% 35%
 
4.4 5.6 7 Corners for (avg) C F 6 3.6 5.3
5.6 4 3.5 Corners against (avg) C A 4 6 5.6
3.5 3.2 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 4 3.5
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 3 5
 
11.6 15.8 20.5 Shots (avg) S ( 16 10.2 13.4
4.2 4.9 6.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 2.3 3.9
25% 14% 8% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 43% 36%
 
15.4 13.6 10.5 Shots against (avg) S A 8 12.7 12.1
4.1 3.8 4 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 4.6 4
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Portimonense have the fewest points from losing position (1) in Primeira Liga
  • Portimonense have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Vitória SC have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Porto 17 15 2 0 44 11 8 8 0 0 22 4 9 7 2 0 22 7 33 47
2 Sporting CP 17 14 2 1 32 10 9 8 1 0 16 3 8 6 1 1 16 7 22 44
3 Benfica 17 13 1 3 49 15 8 6 0 2 23 8 9 7 1 1 26 7 34 40
4 Sporting Braga 17 9 5 3 32 18 9 5 3 1 18 8 8 4 2 2 14 10 14 32
5 Gil Vicente 17 7 5 5 26 20 9 3 2 4 14 13 8 4 3 1 12 7 6 26
6 Estoril 17 6 7 4 23 19 8 1 5 2 11 12 9 5 2 2 12 7 4 25
7 Portimonense 17 7 3 7 18 18 9 2 2 5 6 11 8 5 1 2 12 7 0 24
8 Vitória SC 17 6 5 6 24 20 8 4 2 2 15 9 9 2 3 4 9 11 4 23
9 Maritimo 17 5 5 7 22 27 8 3 3 2 12 8 9 2 2 5 10 19 -5 20
10 Boavista 17 3 8 6 19 27 9 3 5 1 12 9 8 0 3 5 7 18 -8 17
11 Paços de Ferreira 17 4 5 8 13 22 9 2 3 4 8 11 8 2 2 4 5 11 -9 17
12 Tondela 17 5 1 11 22 34 9 4 0 5 14 17 8 1 1 6 8 17 -12 16
13 Vizela 17 3 7 7 16 28 9 2 4 3 8 11 8 1 3 4 8 17 -12 16
14 Santa Clara 17 4 4 9 17 34 9 4 2 3 10 16 8 0 2 6 7 18 -17 16
15 Moreirense 17 3 6 8 17 26 8 2 3 3 11 12 9 1 3 5 6 14 -9 15
16 Famalicão 17 3 6 8 22 32 8 1 3 4 6 13 9 2 3 4 16 19 -10 15
17 Arouca 17 3 5 9 17 33 8 3 1 4 10 18 9 0 4 5 7 15 -16 14
18 Belenenses 17 2 5 10 9 28 8 2 2 4 7 16 9 0 3 6 2 12 -19 11

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.