Feirense and Porto meet at Estádio Marcolino de Castro, in a match for the 16th round of the Primeira Liga. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. In fact, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 11-12-2016, in a match for the Primeira Liga that ended with Porto’s victory by (0-4). André Silva (4 ‘and 66’), Y. Brahimi (33 ‘) and Ivan Marcano (50’) scored the goals of the match for Porto. Attention to the house factor, since the Feirense usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Vitória Guimarães, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Vitória Setúbal, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 9 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 21 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Oliveirense by (2-2). For the championship, Feirense won 10 points out of 24 possible, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 8 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 4 of the last 8 matches they played ended with Under 1,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 3 of their last 15 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 3 they reached the break in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 15 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Feirense comes to this game after a home draw, two balls, at the reception to Oliveirense, for the League Cup. The local club usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced players are José Valencia and Farias. The player responsible for defining and carrying out the attacks of this team is the Portuguese Luis Machado, his best quality being the vision of the game. The coach Nuno Manta Santos can not count on Luis Henrique, Cris and Barge, all injured.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 39 points won, after 12 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Vitória Setúbal, by (0-5). In the last match, they won in a home match against Marítimo, by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 38 goals scored and 10 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 45 goals scored and 12 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Paços de Ferreira by (2-3).
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 7 away matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 0-1 (3 out of 7 matches) and 0-0 (3 out of 7 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12 In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 5 of their 7 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
FC Porto come to this game motivated, after a third-place win, by 2-3, in the visit to the arena of Paços de Ferreira, for the League Cup: Reyes, Brahimi and Aboubakar scored the goals of the victory. The foreign club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, just like the rival of this day, in which the two most advanced players are Aboubakar and Marega, with highlight for the excellent moment of form of the last one. In the central zone of the terrain it is possible that Brahimi, Danilo, Herrera and Ricardo Pereira act.
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