Pacos de Ferreira v Leixoes Betting Tips: 1, 2019-01-09

International Football Tips

Segunda Liga
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Pacos de Ferreira win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.56 (odds taken at 23:55 GMT, 08 Jan 2019

In the other 3pm match that we’re covering in the Portuguese Segunda Liga, Pacos de Ferreira will be looking to continue their unbeaten run when they take on mid-table Leixoes as the betting tips continue at the Estádio da Capital do Móvel.

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Pacos de Ferreira Prediction

Pacos de Ferreira have put together a three match run without defeat following their surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Porto B back in mid-December, but the hosts have responded in positive fashion by recording back-to-back wins against Academico Viseu 4-0 away and a 1-0 home win over struggling Arouca,

In addition, the hosts took a point off Mafra away from home last time out but with returning to their home ground for this afternoon’s clash, Pacos will be keen to chalk up another win in order to put some daylight between themselves and second placed Famalicao.

As it is, both Pacos and Famalicao possess a useful five point cushion ahead of third placed Estoril as the top two continue their bid for automatic promotion to the Primeira Liga. Pacos de Ferreira’s home record stands at 6-0-2 11/3 and they owe their current position at the top of the division to a solid defensive unit which has kept no fewer than 6 clean sheets in their 8 home matches to date.

Leixoes Prediction

Mid-table Leixoes have been inconsistent throughout this Portuguese second tier campaign as they currently sit in a deserved 10th place on the Segunda Liga table ahead of their difficult looking trip to the league leaders, Pacos de Ferreira on Wednesday afternoon.

However, Leixoes head into this encounter with a confidence-boosting 1-0 home win over Sporting Covilha last time out at their Estádio do Mar, which ended a dire run of four league defeats on the trot.

Recent losses to Famalicao, Mafra, Cova Piedade and Academica have prevented Leixoes from lifting themselves up into the top half of the Segunda Liga, and three of these four defeats were handed to them on their travels.

An away record of 2-1-5 6/9 includes losing their last four on the trot on their travels, so confidence isn’t likely to be sky-high for Leixoes in this match.

Betting Tips Verdict

Pacos de Ferreira look a solid unit at the moment and should account for a poor travelling Leixoes in this encounter.

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