Arouca vs Portimonense Prediction 20.01.2023

Arouca

Arouca

4 : 0

Portimonense S.C.

Portimonense S.C.

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  • Competition: Liga NOS
  • Date: 20th January 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UTC / 20:00 CET
  • Venue: Estadio Municipal de Arouca

Seventh-placed Arouca will play mid-table opponents Portimonense this midweek as Liga NOS returns for its 17th game week on Friday. The home side has just one victory in their last four games played and their main point of concern remains their shambolic defending form. Arouca have conceded 25 goals in 16 games, which is among the worst five-defending numbers in the league right now. Portimonense, on the other hand, comes with just one win in seven games played too. They have a contradicting problem though, as the visitors have scored only 13 times in 16 games which are one of the weakest offensive numbers in Liga NOS right now. Its attack meeting defence here for sure, on Friday.

Arouca vs Portimonense Betting Pick #1: Over 2.5 goals

Arouca have now seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last seven games and as mentioned earlier, have one of the worst defences in the league. It is pretty sure that they will concede at least one goal in this game. Going by Portimonense's woes at the back too, they are clearly the weaker side in all positions individually as well as collectively. Overall, to summarize, we believe that this is a game of two opponents who are very leaky when it comes to their backline but do not compromise on the numbers that they put going forward. So, this game should see three or more goals on Friday.

Pick #2: Arouca to win or draw

Portimonense have not only failed to win five of their last seven away games, they are coming into this tie with no goals scored in three of their last four outings too. On the other hand, Arouca have not lost their last three home games now, with at least one goal scored in each of the three fixtures at the Municipal Stadium. The home side surely hold a big upper hand in terms of abilities as well as latest results, and should be getting a point at least, if not all three.

Arouca vs Portimonense S.C. Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Arouca

    4 : 0

    Portimonense S.C.

    Liga Portugal

  2. Arouca

    1 : 0

    Portimonense S.C.

    Liga Portugal

  3. Portimonense S.C.

    1 : 1

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

Arouca

Arouca Team News

Arouca have no injured players who will not be available for selection on Friday. The only unavailability from a suspension point of view, is centre-back Jerome Opoku. The defender was shown a red against Chaves in the previous game-week and thus will be suspended from playing against Portimonense. Number 44, Nino Galovic, should replace him in the starting eleven

Players to watch: Antony (3 goals and 1 assist), Alan Ruiz (16 chances created this season), Ismaila Soro (2.3 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Arouca

  1. Arouca

    1 : 2

    Sporting CP

    League Cup

  2. Arouca

    4 : 0

    Portimonense S.C.

    Liga Portugal

  3. Chaves

    1 : 1

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

  4. Porto

    4 : 0

    Arouca

    Taça De Portugal

  5. Arouca

    2 : 0

    Estoril

    Liga Portugal

Arouca lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Ignacio de Arruabarrena

Defenders

  • 28

    Tiago Esgaio

  • 13

    João Basso

  • 44

    Nino Galović

  • 6

    Mateus Quaresma

Midfielders

  • 23

    Ismaila Soro

  • 2

    Morlaye Sylla

  • 8

    Arsénio Nunes

  • 10

    Alan Ruiz

  • 11

    Antony Alves

Forwards

  • 15

    Oday Dabbagh

Portimonense S.C.

Portimonense Team News

Portimonense will need the entire squad's strength if they want to get a miraculous draw on Friday, as that can realistically be their best result this week. Fortunately for the visitors, manager Paulo Sergio will have no injury or suspension woes to worry about. We could see some changes to the first team though, like Bryan Rochez replacing forward Yago Cariello as the latter continues to put in abysmal performances.

Players to watch: Welinton Junior (3 goals), Luquinha (26 chances created this season), Paulo Estrela (2.2 interceptions per 90 mins)

Last matches of Portimonense S.C.

  1. Arouca

    4 : 0

    Portimonense S.C.

    Liga Portugal

  2. Portimonense S.C.

    0 : 0

    Santa Clara

    Liga Portugal

  3. Benfica

    1 : 0

    Portimonense S.C.

    Liga Portugal

  4. Portimonense S.C.

    1 : 2

    Casa Pia

    Liga Portugal

  5. Portimonense S.C.

    0 : 3

    Gil Vicente

    League Cup

Portimonense S.C. lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 32

    Kosuke Nakamura

Defenders

  • 18

    Fahd Moufi

  • 44

    Pedrão

  • 22

    Filipe Relvas

  • 14

    Moustapha Seck

Midfielders

  • 38

    Paulo Estrela

  • 24

    Mohamed Diaby

  • 27

    Gustavo Klismahn

Forwards

  • 20

    Luquinha

  • 35

    Bryan Rochez

  • 93

    Welinton Junior

3 Reasons why this game will end in Over 2.5 goals & an Arouca win or draw

  1. 5 of Arouca's last 7 games have ended in over 2.5 goals being scored
  2. Both sides have not kept a clean sheet in three of their last four home/away games played and have a leaky defence
  3. Arouca have not lost in their last three home games played, while Portimonense have lost five of their last seven away fixtures

Main prediction Arouca - Portimonense S.C.

Over 2.5 goals

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51% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Arouca & Portimonense S.C. current standing in Liga NOS

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Benfica 18 15 2 1 45 - 12 +33 47
2 Sporting Braga 17 13 1 3 39 - 13 +26 40
3 Porto 17 12 3 2 41 - 11 +30 39
4 Sporting CP 17 10 2 5 33 - 19 +14 32
5 Casa Pia 17 8 3 6 16 - 16 0 27
6 Arouca 17 7 5 5 22 - 25 -3 26
7 Vitória SC 17 7 3 7 15 - 19 -4 24
8 Chaves 17 5 7 5 16 - 21 -5 22
9 Vizela 17 6 3 8 19 - 17 +2 21
10 Rio Ave 17 5 6 6 17 - 20 -3 21
11 Boavista 16 6 3 7 16 - 25 -9 21
12 Portimonense 17 6 2 9 13 - 21 -8 20
13 Estoril 16 5 4 7 16 - 21 -5 19
14 Gil Vicente 17 5 3 9 17 - 24 -7 18
15 Famalicão 17 5 3 9 16 - 23 -7 18
16 Santa Clara 17 3 5 9 11 - 21 -10 14
17 Marítimo 17 3 4 10 11 - 31 -20 13
18 Paços de Ferreira 18 1 3 14 10 - 34 -24 6

Arouca vs Portimonense - FAQ

? How many cards are likely to be shown to Portimonense?
Over 4.5 (5/7)
? Which side is likely to score first?
Arouca (4/5 H2H)
? How many corners are likely to be won by Arouca?
Over 10.5 (3/5)