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Porto VS Varzim

Porto vs Varzim

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Porto and Varzim face at Estádio Do Dragão, in a match for this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter‑finals). The only recent head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 31‑10‑2018, and ended in a (4‑2) win by Porto. Varzim registers significant differences between home and away results, so special attention is due to the home/away factor.

Analysis of Porto

The home team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter‑finals) after having eliminated: Santa Clara, Vitória Setúbal and Coimbrões. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 30 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 8 conceded. They come to this match after a away win against Moreirense by (2‑4). Porto has won 9 and tied 1 of the last 10 home matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have turned the score around in 2. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (0'‑15').

The FC Porto team starts this game moralized after having recorded a 2-4 win in a trip to Moreirense's stadium, thus adding the sixth consecutive victory in official matches: the goals of the team were signed by Alex Telles, Tiquinho Soares, Luis Diaz and Corona. To reach this stage of the Portuguese Cup, the Porto players beat Coimbrões, Vitória de Setúbal and Santa Clara. In this match against Varzim, the coach Sérgio Conceição should keep the team in 4-4-2 favoring the maintenance of the ball possession and the organized attacks: the #10 jersey, Nakajima, is the great organizer of the offensive process. Tiquinho Soares is the best scorer of this team with 12 goals scored. For this game the house "mister" cannot count on Corona due to punishment.

Confirmed Lineup: Diogo Costa, R. Saravia, C. Mbemba, Wilson Manafá, Ivan Marcano, M. Uribe, L. Díaz, Otavinho, Sérgio Oliveira, Fábio Silva, Tiquinho.
Coach: Sérgio Conceição.

Analysis of Varzim

The away team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter‑finals) after havinf played in the previous rounds against: Anadia, Loures, Estoril and Caldas. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 13 conceded. In their last match, for the Segunda Liga, they got a home loss against Academico Viseu by (1‑2). In the last 10 away matches Varzim has won 3, tied 5 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 12 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Varzim's team starts for this match with a defeat, by 1-2, against Académico de Viseu, putting an end to their six consecutive meetings without losing in official matches. In the previous round of the Portuguese Cup, the visitors eliminated Caldas, Estoril, Loures and Anadia. In this match against FC Porto, coach Paulo Alves should keep the team in 4-3-3 with the most advanced positions occupied by Frédéric Maciel, Lumeka and Leonardo Ruiz: the last athlete mentioned is the great highlight of Varzim with 12 goals scored. There are no major absentees for this game.

Confirmed Lineup: Ismael Lekbab, Hugo Gomes, João Amorim, Alan Henrique, Pedro Ferreira, Rui Moreira, Tiago Cerveira, L. Lumeka, B. Basse, Frederic Maciel, L. Acevedo.
Coach: Paulo Alves.

Betting suggestion:

We have determined that the best chances of goals are for FC Porto, the current runners-up of the Portuguese league, as they work with the support of their fans and have a much better squad than their opponents. On the other hand, Varzim has no weapons to create great opportunities during the 90' of game, however, very fast counterattacks will be expected. Thus, favoritism leans towards FC Porto, but we still find it very interesting to approach the goal market.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Match Odds 50 Place your bet
Porto 100%
Varzim 0%
The Draw 0%
Over/Under 2.5 goals 22 Place your bet
Over 2.5 Goals 95%
Under 2.5 Goals 5%
Half Time 28 Place your bet
Porto 95%
Varzim 2%
The Draw 4%
Over/Under 1.5 Goals 12 Place your bet
Under 1.5 Goals 0%
Over 1.5 Goals 100%
Over/Under 3.5 Goals 5 Place your bet
Under 3.5 Goals 0%
Over 3.5 Goals 100%
Over/Under 4.5 Goals 3 Place your bet
Under 4.5 Goals 67%
Over 4.5 Goals 33%
Over/Under 0.5 Goals 4 Place your bet
Under 0.5 Goals 0%
Over 0.5 Goals 100%
Over/Under 5.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Under 5.5 Goals 50%
Over 5.5 Goals 50%
Both teams to Score? 8 Place your bet
No 75%
Yes 25%
First Half Goals 1.5 8 Place your bet
Over 1.5 Goals 88%
Under 1.5 Goals 13%
Note: On the graphics, the lay Tips were converted to Back on the other choices of that market.

Note: Listing of Tips made only in contests available at the Betting Academy Kenya.

Taça de Portugal - 2019/2020

  • 98% 161 / 165 Games

  • Home team wins 54.66%
  • Draws 0%
  • Away team wins 45.34%
  • Over 1.5 68.32%
  • Over 2.5 48.45%
  • Over 3.5 32.92%
  • Goals 425
  • Goals /match 2.64
  • Goals /match home 1.32
  • Goals /match away 1.32
  • Both teams score 38.51%
  • Goals after 80' 3.76%
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