ACADEMICA v OLHANENSE
Thursday 12th January 2017 – Kickoff: 2130hrs
Football – Portugal – Segunda Liga Betting Tips
My next pick features a match from the Portuguese second tier with hosts and fourth placed Academica playing host to bottom club Olhanense at their Estadio EFAPEL on Thursday night in what seems like being a fairly straightforward win for the home side.
Despite recent back-to-back away defeats at Vitoria Guimaraes and Porto B, Academica will be looking to bounce back on home turf here as they seek to record a fifth straight home win following recent victories over Leixoes, Sporting Braga B, Benfica B and Sporting CP B.
In addition, Academica hold a decent home record which stands at 7-2-2 12/5 which includes no fewer than seven clean sheets to date, and they’ll no doubt be looking for another shut-out here this evening.
Visitors Olhanense sit bottom of the Segunda Liga and have been cast adrift from their relegation rivals as they are four points behind second from bottom club Leixoes with a very difficult assignment ahead of them on Thursday night when they travel to Academica.
Olhanense have stumbled to three straight defeats in recent weeks as they’ve suffered losses to Santa Clara, Portimonense and Penafiel, while their away record reads a poor 1-2-7 12/22 which has them placed as the team with the worst defensive record away from home in the Segunda Liga.
This poor away record looks set to continue this evening as they’ve managed just one clean sheet on their travels so far this season, while conceding 2 goals or more on 7 occasions from their 10 away matches to date.
Pick: Academica to win @ 1.55 Bwin