FC Famalicao vs. FC Porto 6/3/20 Portuguese Primeira Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-03 16:15:00 EDT
FC Famalicao is welcoming FC Porto to Estadio Municipal de Famalicao in part of round 25 in Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Famalicao is a decent Portuguese team and they are in 7th place in the Primeira Liga standings with 37 points, just 5 points away from the Europa League spot. In their last four games in the Primeira Liga, Famalicao has lost only 1 game, alongside 1 win and 2 draws. Offensively, Famalicao is solid this season with 38 scored goals in 24 games, but I’m afraid that with 40 conceded goals, Famalicao will not be able to reach that Europa League spot. Toni Martinez has scored 8 goals for Famalicao and is their leading goal scorer, while Martins, and Silva added 7 goals each. In their last game in the Primeira Liga, before it was paused, Famalicao was playing against Belenenses on the road and has had 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 80% of accurate passes. Famalicao was the better team in this game but they weren’t able to score a goal and the final result was 0-0. Far from the relegation zone, Famalicao is safe and will be playing in the Primeira Liga next season as well, but if they want to have a shot at getting to the Europa League spot, Famalicao must start playing better defense as soon as possible.
Porto is one of the best teams in Portugal and they are in the first place in the standings with 60 points, 50 scored goals, and 16 conceded goals, just one point in front of Benfica. In late February, Porto got knocked out of the Europa League by Bayer Leverkusen, which might be a good thing for Port because now they can focus on the Primeira Liga. In their last match in the Primeira Liga against Rio Ave at home, Porto was by far the better team with 58% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, and 84% of the correct passes. As it happened a few times before this season, Porto wasn’t able to use their chances to score a goal and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Alex Telles has scored 8 goals for Porto this season, while Ze Luis and Soares added 7 goals each. As I’ve mentioned earlier, Porto is one of the best teams in Portugal and they have a lot of talent in their roster, but not nearly as much as they had over the last few seasons. Sure, Porto has scored 50 goals this season, an average of over 2 goals per game, now imagine if their leading goal scorer wasn’t a defender, Porto would have the title in their pocket.
Famalicao and Porto have played only twice in the past with each team winning one game. Porto’s away record this season is 9-2-1 and they are the better team here, but neither Famalicao nor Porto have played a game in almost three months. I have a feeling this one might end in a draw.