Handicap, Over 2 goals
Analysis of Paços Ferreira
In this competition, they have a sequence of 6 wins in the last matches and they haven’t lost any of the last 7 home matches. There are a few recurrent results in their home matches: at half‑time 1‑0 (4 out of 8 matches) and after the 90′ 2‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. They have been able to score first and have done so in 13 of the last 17 matches for the Primeira Liga, they have reached half‑time in advantage in 11 of those 13 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90′ in 10 of them. They have conceded the first goal in 4 of their 17 matches for this competition, and have never been able to turn the score around. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 9 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 4 of their 7 goals between minutes (61’‑75′).
Paços de Ferreira has been doing a fantastic campaign in this edition of Liga NOS, where they’re even seen as the sensation team of the current season. At the entrance to the first round of the second half of the championship, the formation guided by Pepa is 5th place, with the same 34 points as Benfica, just two behind Braga (3rd). Last Friday, Paços de Ferreira confirmed once again the excellent moment in which it is going through, reaching the sixth consecutive victory and the eighth consecutive match without losing. In the reception to Tondela, the Pacense team won, 2-1, with goals from Douglas Tanque (2’) and João Pedro (85’), crowning the superior quality in the finish.
Analysis of Portimonense
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 7 away matches. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away mathes there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 17 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 17 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (16’‑30′).
Portimonense has had a very intermittent path that has prevented them from getting as far as they wanted from the relegation zone. At the entrance to the 18th round of the championship, the team led by coach Paulo Sérgio occupies the 15th place in the leaderboard, the first one above the relegation zone, with a record of 15 points, just one more than Boavista and Famalicão and one behind Gil Vicente, Belenenses and Rio Ave. In the last matchday, the “algarvians” recorded the second defeat in a row, after the defeat at home against Boavista (1-2). On the visit to Braga (2-1), Portimonense even came out ahead, with a goal by Aylton Boa Morte (23’), but would come to concede the turnaround in the second half.
Handicap, Over 2 goals