Chaves v Porto Betting tips: 2 AH-1, 2019-01-18

International Football Tips

Primeira Liga
Friday 18th January 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Porto AH-1
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.53 (odds taken at 00:20 GMT, 18 Jan 2019)

There’s top flight action from the Portuguese domestic scene on Friday night with Chaves taking on Porto as the betting tips continue at the Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira in the Primeira Liga.

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Chaves Prediction

Chaves have lifted themselves off the bottom of the Primeira Liga albeit by goal difference ahead of the bottom club Desportivo Aves, thanks to a three match unbeaten run which has seen the hosts pick up points against Feirense and Vitoria Setubal, both in 0-0 stalemates, along with a very welcome 2-1 home win over Tondela.

However, these three recent encouraging results were achieved against teams situated in the bottom half of the Primeira Liga, and they’ll be facing a much sterner test on Friday night when they welcome top of the league Porto to their home ground in this clash.

Chaves hold a disappointing home record of 2-2-4 8/9 so far this season and goals have been scarce for the hosts who have failed to score in 3 of their 8 home matches to date this term. in addition, Chaves have lost the last three encounters at home to Porto, and it’s difficult to see them reversing this trend on Friday night.


Key-Facts – Chaves v Porto

  • Chaves have failed to score in 3 of their 8 home matches to date this term
  • Chaves have lost the last three encounters at home to Porto
  • Porto are unbeaten in their last 8 visits to Chaves in all competitions


Porto Prediction

Porto sit top of the Primeira Liga with a five point cushion over their title rivals and second placed Benfica ahead of their trip to Chaves on Friday night, where the visitors will no doubt be looking top open up a wider gap after tonight’s encounter.

Porto have lost just twice all season in the Primeira Liga, and they come into this clash on the back of nine wins from their last 10 matches in the league overall, so the visitors are in sublime form right now.

Porto were held to a 0-0 draw away at Sporting CP last time out, but an away record of 6-1-1 11/4 should see them come through their visit to Chaves unscathed and with another three points in the bag.

Porto’s one defeat on the road this season was a 1-0 loss at Benfica, but the visitors have built their successful title bid upon a solid defensive unit which has kept 5 clean sheets from their 8 away matches so far this term.

Betting Tips Verdict

Chaves have shown signs of a recent improvement but will face a stern test against an in-form Porto unit that don’t concede many goals.