Arouca vs Porto prediction 12.02.2024

Arouca

Arouca

3 : 2

Porto

Porto

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  • Competition: Liga Portugal
  • Date: Monday, 12th February 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:15 UTC / 21:15 CET
  • Venue: Estádio Municipal de Arouca (Arouca)

Last year, Arouca were excellent, finishing 5th and securing Europa Conference League Qualifiers. This season, they had an atrocious start and were in last place after 12 rounds. Luckily, they started playing much better when they changed the coach and quickly climbed to 8th place. At this moment, they are seven points away from the danger zone, and with three wins in a row, there are definitely reasons to be optimistic before the duel against highly favored Porto. 

FC Porto have been one of the best teams in Portugal throughout history. For the majority of the seasons, they were either the best or the second-best team in Portugal. This season, they are slightly worse, considering they are in third place - six points away from the first-placed Benfica. On the other hand, they did great in the Champions League, reaching the knockout phase, where they will face Arsenal.

Arouca vs Porto pick: Over 2.5 goals

Arouca constantly played high-scoring games and were eight times over 2.5 goals in the last nine matches! Lately, they have been great offensively, scoring nine goals in the last three games. So, I think they could easily score against Porto as well. 

Throughout the season, Porto weren't on an expected level offensively compared to the top two teams (Benfica and Sporting). However, they greatly improved in that department recently, scoring 14 goals in the last five games - 2.8 per game. We believe they are capable of scoring at least a couple of goals, but on the other hand, they haven't been impressive defensively away from home. In 17 road games in all competitions, they had only five clean sheets - 29%.

Considering both team's excellent goalscoring form, we expect a game with at least three goals, most likely with both teams scoring.

Arouca vs Porto Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Porto

    1 : 1

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

  2. Arouca

    0 : 1

    Porto

    Liga Portugal

  3. Porto

    4 : 0

    Arouca

    Taça De Portugal

  4. Porto

    5 : 1

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

  5. Arouca

    0 : 2

    Porto

    Liga Portugal

Arouca

Arouca team news

After a 2:1 win over Portimonense, coach Daniel Sousa spoke to the media. He was happy with the team and said they created enough situations to win the game. He also said that two quick goals at the start of the second half decided the match. 

Players who missed the previous games should remain sidelined for the Porto game: Vitinho, Quaresma, Nino Galovic, and Yanis Hamache. Also, coach Sousa received a red card in the previous game and will miss the Porto match. 

Last matches of Arouca

  1. Portimonense S.C.

    1 : 2

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

  2. Arouca

    5 : 0

    Vizela

    Liga Portugal

  3. Estoril

    1 : 2

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

  4. Vitoria Guimaraes

    2 : 1

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

  5. Vizela

    1 : 0

    Arouca

    Taça De Portugal

Arouca lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Ignacio De Arruabarrena

Defenders

  • 28

    Tiago Esgaio

  • 3

    Bambu Robson

  • 13

    Matias Rocha

  • 26

    Weaverson

Midfielders

  • 5

    David Simao

  • 23

    Gonzalez Cristo

  • 89

    Pedro Santos Carvalho

Forwards

  • 10

    Jason

  • 19

    Rafa Mujica

  • 2

    Morlaye Sylla

Porto

Porto team news

Left full-back Zaidu is playing for his national team (Nigeria) in the ongoing AFCON, where they will face Ivory Cost in the finals. Still, he has only been a backup option for Wendell. At the same time, Mehdi Taremi should return on time for the Arouca game after Qatar knocked out Iran in the Asian Cup semi-finals on 7 February.

Due to injuries, Ivan Marcano and Marko Grujic should remain sidelined. 

Last matches of Porto

  1. Santa Clara

    0 : 0

    Porto

    Taça De Portugal

  2. Porto

    0 : 0

    Rio Ave

    Liga Portugal

  3. Farense

    1 : 3

    Porto

    Liga Portugal

  4. Porto

    5 : 0

    Moreirense

    Liga Portugal

  5. Porto

    2 : 0

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

Porto lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 99

    Diogo Costa

Defenders

  • 23

    Joao Mario

  • 3

    Pepe

  • 2

    Fabio Cardoso

  • 18

    Wendell

Midfielders

  • 22

    Alan Varela

  • 11

    Pepe

  • 6

    Stephen Eustaquio

Forwards

  • 10

    Francisco Conceicao

  • 30

    Evanilson

  • 13

    Galeno

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Arouca were over 2.5 goals in the last four games
  2. Arouca scored nine goals in the last three matches
  3. Porto scored 14 goals in the last five games

Main prediction Arouca - Porto

Over 2.5 goals

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

5 wins in a row

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Arouca vs Porto - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Sport TV channel.

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How much is the average xG for Arouca this season?

The average xG for Arouca in the Liga Portugal this season is 1.23.

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How much is the average xG for Porto this season?

The average xG for Porto in the Liga Portugal this season is 1.64.