Paços de Ferreira and Porto meet at Estádio da Capital do Móvel, in a match for the 6th round of the Primeira Liga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 2 victories for each team in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 29‑06‑2020, for the Primeira Liga, which ended with the victory of Porto by (0‑1). The only goal of the match was scored by C. Mbemba (7 ‘). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Paços de Ferreira:
The home team is currently in 13th position, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Santa Clara by (2‑1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Nacional, by (1‑1). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 5 victories, 1 draw and 9 defeats in his stadium, with 13 goals scored and 24 suffered. In their last 10 home games, Paços de Ferreira has recorded 4 wins and 6 losses. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition.
The Paços de Ferreira team is making a relatively balanced start to the championship, which is why it reaches the sixth round in thirteenth position in the qualifying table, with the same five points from Gil Vicente, Belenenses and Tondela. Despite having lost only to Sporting Lisboa (0x2) and Vitória de Guimarães (1×0), coach Pepa’s team has only one point advantage over the relegation zone. After achieving his first victory in the reception to Santa Clara (2×1), last weekend he scored a point. On a trip to Madeira, to face Nacional, Paços drew 1×1, in a match in which they were better in the first half, but without scoring. In the second half, after suffering a goal at 57 ‘, Paços drew for Eustace at 75’ and still had a good pair of scoring opportunities to get the comeback.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 2nd position, with 10 points won. In their last match, they beat Gil Vicente at home by (1‑0), after having drawn away in the previous match, in a match against Sporting CP, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against Olympiakos Piraeus by (2‑0). In the last 10 away matches played for all competitions, Porto won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, since they always scored at least one goal in the last 5 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 16 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that tends to score many times first: it opened the scoring in 12 of its last 15 games, of these 12 it reached the break with an advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10.
FC Porto stumbled twice in the five rounds that have already taken place in this edition of the NOS league, for which reason it reaches this sixth round in the second position of the standings, with 10 points, five away of the rival and leader Benfica. Last weekend, the team led by Sérgio Conceição won, 1×0, in the reception to Gil Vicente, in a victory guaranteed by the goal of the reinforcement Evanilson, on the brink of halftime. In the second half, FC Porto wasted the opportunity to increase the lead in a penalty missed by Matheus Uribe and ended the match suffering, already after Zaidu Sanusi’s expulsion, at minute 74. However, last Tuesday, he achieved his second consecutive victory, the first in the Champions League, by beating Olympiakos at home by 2×0 with goals from Fábio Vieira and Sérgio Oliveira.