Portimonense v Belenenses Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-08-09

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PORTIMONENSE v BELENENSES
Primeira Liga
Friday 9th August 2019
Kickoff: 2030hrs
Pick: Portimonense AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Comeon
Odds: 1.58 (odds taken at 23:55 GMT, 08 August 2019)

1 X 2
1.78 3.66 4.58

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 08, 2019 at 23:55)

Friday night brings us an assortment of matches across Europe and our next preview features a clash between Portimonense and Belenenses in the Primeira Liga as the betting tips continue at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão.

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Portimonense Prediction – Can Portimonense make top half?

Despite losing 2 of their last 3 league matches of last season’s Portuguese Primeira Liga, Portimonense avoided relegation comfortably.

Friday night’s hosts finished with a 7-point buffer above third from bottom club, Tondela, and they bring the curtain up on another domestic top flight season tonight.

Those two defeats at the end of their last campaign were understandable losses away at Benfica 5-0 and Sporting Braga 2-0 respectively.

The hosts ended last season with a reasonable looking home record of 8-4-5 29/24 and they finished up with 3 wins from their last 5 on home turf.

Victories over Nacional 5-1, Feirense 1-0 and a 3-2 win over Maritimo rounded things off for the home side at their Estádio Municipal de Portimão.

One thing in Portimonense’s favour is their ability to score at home on a regular basis and this could be key again on Friday night.

Portimonense scored in 12 of their 17 home matches last season and they have managed to keep hold of last season’s leading goalscorer.

Striker, Jackson Martinez ended up with 9 goals to his name last season and he’ll look to lead from the front again this term.

 

Portimonense v Belenenses Both teams to score
Yes1.95
No1.80

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Belenenses Prediction – Can Belenenses improve on the road?

The visitors finished up last season in a mid-table position of 9th place in the Portuguese top flight and they’ll be looking to consolidate again this term.

A total of 10 league wins in their last campaign resulted in a split of 6 home wins along with 4 wins on their travels.

They made themselves a fairly tough unit to beat on the road and finished last season with an overall away record of 4-8-5 17/25.

However, Belenenses ended last season in disappointing fashion on their travels as they were without a win from their last 5 away matches.

This slump in form on the road was in stark contrast to their previous 12 matches which saw the visitors lose just 2 during this period.

But losses at Boavista 2-0, Desportivo Aves 3-0 and a heavy 5-1 loss at Vitoria Guimaraes showed Belenenses’s vulnerability on the road.

Belenenses failed to score in 6 of their 17 away matches last season and kept 6 clean sheets, but 9 of their 17 away matches saw them concede 2 goals or more.

This leaky defensive unit could cost Belenenses again on Friday night when they travel to face Portimonense this Friday night.

 

Key-Facts – Portimonense v Belenenses

  • Portimonense scored in 12 of their 17 home matches last season
  • Belenenses ended last season without a win from their last 5 away matches
  • Belenenses have conceded 2 goals or more in 9 of their 17 away matches

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Portimonense were pretty solid at home last season and they should edge the points in this clash.


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