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Santa Clara - FC Porto predictions and free betting tips [07/02/2024]

Soccer
Portugal - Cup
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Home
07.02.2024
16:00
FC Porto
FC Porto
Away

The Portuguese Second League's leader, football club "Santa Clara", will host "Porto", currently ranked third in the Primeira Liga and showing a risky play this season, in the national cup's quarterfinals. The match will unfold at the "San Miguel" stadium, located in Ponta Delgada, which will undoubtedly be packed to the rafters, as the local "Azorean" supporters have likely missed witnessing major confrontations in the Azores region.

Santa Clara

Under the leadership of Vasco Matos, the team is determined to return to the Primeira Liga, and the prospects for this are present. It's clear that the Second League suits "Santa Clara" just fine. In the long run, the club from Ponta Delgada might successfully retain their top spot in the league table and advance directly into Primeira.

This season, "Santa Clara" had a rather disappointing start, losing to "Tondela" in the Portuguese league cup qualification, but thereafter, the team under Vasco Matos, who had joined last summer to attune the team's performance and secure a ticket into the Primeira, picked up the pace. Their three-defender tactics have been working effectively for the "Azoreans" under Matos, thanks to which "Santa Clara" has shown good form in the current Second League season and has been advancing in the national cup matches. Although the secondary tournament proved to be challenging since "Santa Clara" played all three rounds before the quarterfinals in the 120-minute format, and two of them ended up in a penalty shoot-out. Surely, Matos managed to utilise a one-and-a-half roster, with a limited number of reserves, yet I suspect they will bring their leading players on from the first minutes against "Porto".

In terms of player selection, "Santa Clara" is facing no fundamental problems. They have the second goalkeeper, Marcos Dias, who defended impeccably in two penalty series in the Portuguese Cup. Nonetheless, Gabriel Batista, regarded as Matos' No.1 keeper, is expected to step in against "Porto". Regarding field players, there are questions about "Santa Clara's" attack, where players are being rotated frequently. For instance, Bruno Almeida leads the team's top scorer list, yet he does not always feature in the starting line-up. In his stead, Brazilian forward Alisson Safira, who was recently purchased from "Vitoria Guimaraes" for half a million euros, pops up. Let's see how Vinicius Lopez performs against "Porto", he definitely showed promising performance in the previous couple of games.

Despite "Santa Clara" striving to play proactively in their championship, applying the 3-4-3 formation, it is not the most scoring team with a potent attack. If they manage to show competent defence against "Porto", they stand a chance of pushing the cup match into extra time again. From there on, they could attempt to overpower the outstanding opponent via a penalty shootout, especially given "Santa Clara" is no stranger to resorting to it.

Porto

Porto are participating in convenient competitions this season, as they strive to succeed in all tournaments. Sometimes, they display strengths, while at other moments, we witness the team's flaws under Sergio Conceicao.

They were knocked out from the League Cup, losing the top spot in the group to "Estoril", however, they encountered no troubles in the Portuguese Cup. Porto is also a Champions League play-off participant, where "Arsenal" waits for them in the 1/8 final.

Conceicao's players have been experiencing a highly nervous season in the national championship. Competitors seem to be preferable in the long-distance race for the top spot in the league table. Furthermore, Porto lost to both Lisbon teams in personal meetings and messed up in a few ordinary matches. Subsequently, this led the "blue and whites" to hold the third place, falling behind the leader by two-winning games.

Porto has a roster of players who can contest for the Portuguese Cup trophy: however, following the draw with "Rio Ave" in the Primeira Liga, they need to tread carefully in the upcoming league matches to avoid similar declines. For the game against "Santa Clara", Sergio Conceicao will likely opt for minimal rotation. For instance, I expect to see the backup goalkeeper Claudio Ramos start the match, and Pepe might surely get a break. Despite everyone's confidence in his physical abilities, it is crucial to ensure his excellent form in the forthcoming championship matches and in 1/8 finals against "Arsenal".

Conceicao's team, undoubtedly, will not aim to crush "Santa Clara" outright, yet they need a victory for a full-time outcome so that Porto's primary squad does not lose their edge before the upcoming games on the schedule.

Match prediction: Santa Clara - Porto

I will place my bet handicap 2 (-1,5). Santa Clara will certainly not try to play too boldly. On the contrary, the 3:4:3 formation may easily turn into 5:2:3 or even with a solitary striker up front. For Porto, the task is to achieve a victory in an economical mode and to prepare further for the Champions League.

Match Events

8
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Pepe
Vinicius Lopes
22
'
Santa Clara
FC Porto

Recent Games

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02.02
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Vilaverdense
1
Santa Clara
1
d
Portugal: Liga Portugal 2
28.01
2024
Santa Clara
2
Leixoes
0
w
Portugal: Liga Portugal 2
21.01
2024
Torreense
1
Santa Clara
2
w
Portugal: Liga Portugal 2
14.01
2024
Leiria
0
Santa Clara
1
w
Portugal: Taça De Portugal
11.01
2024
Santa Clara
2
Nacional
1
w
Portugal: Liga Portugal 2
06.01
2024
Santa Clara
0
Mafra
1
l
Portugal: Liga Portugal 2
22.12
2023
Os Belenenses
0
Santa Clara
0
d
FC PortoFC Porto
Portugal: Liga Portugal
03.02
2024
FC Porto
0
Rio Ave
0
d
Portugal: Liga Portugal
28.01
2024
SC Farense
1
FC Porto
3
l
Portugal: Liga Portugal
20.01
2024
FC Porto
5
Moreirense
0
w
Portugal: Liga Portugal
14.01
2024
FC Porto
2
Braga
0
w
Portugal: Taça De Portugal
09.01
2024
Estoril
0
FC Porto
4
l
Portugal: Liga Portugal
05.01
2024
Boavista
1
FC Porto
1
d
Portugal: Liga Portugal
29.12
2023
FC Porto
1
Chaves
0
w
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Head-to-head Statistics

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
1
Wins
1
Draw
15
Wins
FC Porto
FC Porto
15.04.2023
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
2
2 : 1
Santa Clara
1
29.10.2022
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
1
1 : 1
Porto
1
04.04.2022
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
3
3 : 0
Santa Clara
0
07.11.2021
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
0
0 : 3
Porto
3
03.04.2021
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
2
2 : 1
Santa Clara
1
28.11.2020
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
0
0 : 1
Porto
1
02.03.2020
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
0
0 : 2
Porto
2
19.12.2019
-
Cup
Porto
1
1 : 0
Santa Clara
0
22.09.2019
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
2
2 : 0
Santa Clara
0
20.04.2019
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
1
1 : 0
Santa Clara
0
15.12.2018
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
1
1 : 2
Porto
2
03.05.2003
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
5
5 : 0
Santa Clara
0
07.12.2002
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
1
1 : 3
Porto
3
26.04.2002
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
5
5 : 3
Santa Clara
3
21.12.2001
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
2
2 : 1
Porto
1
14.04.2000
-
Portuguese Liga
Santa Clara
0
0 : 2
Porto
2
02.12.1999
-
Portuguese Liga
Porto
1
1 : 0
Santa Clara
0
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Team Comparison

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
vs
FC Porto
Porto
Portugal
Country
Portugal
Ponta Delgada, Ilha de São Miguel, Açores
Venue City
Porto
Vasco Matos
Coach
Sérgio Conceição
1921
Founded
1893
Estádio de São Miguel
Venue Name
Estádio Do Dragão

Portugal - Cup

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
vs
FC Porto
Porto
1
Rank
3
15
Win
15
1
Lose
4
7
Draw
4
35
Goals Scored
38
13
Goals Conceded
17
11
Clean Sheet
9

Goal Statistics

Santa Clara
7
20.0%
7
20.0%
3
8.6%
6
17.1%
3
8.6%
9
25.7%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Porto
8
21.1%
3
7.9%
5
13.2%
7
18.4%
5
13.2%
10
26.3%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Avg First Goal Scored
Santa Clara
30m
Porto
35m
Avg First Goal Conceded
Santa Clara
43m
Porto
50m
Avg Goals Per Game Scored
Santa Clara
1.52
Porto
1.65
Avg Goals Per Game Conceded
Santa Clara
0.57
Porto
0.74

Trophies

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Segunda Liga (Portugal)
Winner1
2000/2001
2nd Place1
2017/2018
FC Porto
FC Porto
Primeira Liga (Portugal)
Winner30
2021/2022, 2019/2020, 2017/2018, 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2008/2009, 2007/2008, 2006/2007, 2005/2006, 2003/2004, 2002/2003, 1998/1999, 1997/1998, 1996/1997, 1995/1996, 1994/1995, 1992/1993, 1991/1992, 1989/1990, 1987/1988, 1985/1986, 1984/1985, 1978/1979, 1977/1978, 1958/1959, 1955/1956, 1939/1940, 1938/1939, 1934/1935
2nd Place29
2022/2023, 2020/2021, 2018/2019, 2016/2017, 2014/2015, 2004/2005, 2000/2001, 1999/2000, 1993/1994, 1990/1991, 1988/1989, 1986/1987, 1983/1984, 1982/1983, 1980/1981, 1979/1980, 1974/1975, 1968/1969, 1964/1965, 1963/1964, 1962/1963, 1961/1962, 1957/1958, 1956/1957, 1953/1954, 1950/1951, 1940/1941, 1937/1938, 1935/1936
Winner23
2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2019/2020, 2010/2011, 2009/2010, 2008/2009, 2005/2006, 2002/2003, 2000/2001, 1999/2000, 1997/1998, 1993/1994, 1990/1991, 1987/1988, 1983/1984, 1976/1977, 1967/1968, 1957/1958, 1955/1956, 1936/1937, 1931/1932, 1924/1925, 1922
2nd Place16
2018/2019, 2015/2016, 2007/2008, 2003/2004, 1991/1992, 1984/1985, 1982/1983, 1980/1981, 1979/1980, 1977/1978, 1963/1964, 1960/1961, 1958/1959, 1952/1953, 1930/1931, 1923/1924
Winner1
2022/2023
2nd Place4
2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2012/2013, 2009/2010
Winner23
2022/2023, 2020/2021, 2018/2019, 2013/2014, 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2009/2010, 2006/2007, 2004/2005, 2003/2004, 2001/2002, 1999/2000, 1998/1999, 1996/1997, 1994/1995, 1993/1994, 1991/1992, 1990/1991, 1986/1987, 1984/1985, 1983/1984, 1981/1982
2nd Place10
2023/2024, 2008/2009, 2007/2008, 2000/2001, 1997/1998, 1995/1996, 1992/1993, 1988/1989, 1985/1986, 1979/1980
Winner2
2003/2004, 1986/1987
Winner2
2010/2011, 2002/2003
Winner1
1987/1988
2nd Place3
2011/2012, 2004/2005, 2003/2004
2nd Place1
2013
2nd Place1
2018
Winner2
2004, 1987
2nd Place1
1983/1984
Winner1
2019

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