A Liga Portugal match between Arouca and Porto will hold on February 12th, 2024, Monday at 20:15h (UTC), in Portugal, check the Arouca vs Porto betting tip 2023/2024 to win with your bets.
Stadium and City where Arouca vs Porto will occur
The game will be played in the small Estádio Municipal de Arouca stadium, in the city of Arouca, with a capacity for 5600 spectators, that will try to help the team achieve a positive result.
Where to follow the live game
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Introduction to the Arouca vs Porto betting tip 2023/2024
In the current edition of the Liga Portugal, we can see a growth in the average goals. While last season the tournament had an average of 2.49 goals per match, now the competition has an average of 2.9 goals per match.
Arouca last match
Arouca comes from a victory in the last match. The game against Portimonense, valid for the Liga Portugal, ended with a 1-2. The team coached by D. Sousa lined up in the last match with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The odds for the home team to win before the match were 2.00, so it was logical to expect a fairly even match.
It was certainly not the best Arouca performance of the season. However, the exhibition of Rafa Mújica should be highlighted. He called responsibility in the contest and was a crucial player in the team’s victory.
Porto last match
A bad outcome at the end of the match with the draw (odd 5.00), especially considering that the chances of winning were quite high.
Arouca vs Porto h2h
Porto was in 4th place when they last went head-to-head in Liga Portugal against Arouca, who was in 8th place. Porto formed a 4-4-2 arrangement while Arouca took to the pitch with a 5-4-1 formation.
During the football season of 2023/2024, these Liga Portugal teams played against each other on 03-09-2023 in a duly contested game that ended in a 1-1 draw.
Last time a draw between these teams, what to expect now?
Teams varying in strengths and motivations.
In this football match, N. Serrano Almeida will be the referee while P. Felisberto and F. Serra Jorge Pereira will assist him.
Liga Portugal leaderboard now
Arouca joins this game with 25 points, having lost 9 games, winning only 7, and scoring 4 draws. The team ranks in 7th place in the Liga Portugal and suffers from a negative balance.
Which means that the team, with the same number of points, in the 21st round is followed by the Farense team in 8th place.
After 20 matches, Arouca shows a positive goal difference: in fact, the team has scored 32 goals and conceded 27.
Best goalscorer from Arouca
Individually, the team’s main offensive standout in the competition so far is Rafa Mujica. He has already scored 12 times this season and has helped Arouca come away with the positive result on several occasions.
Liga Portugal leaderboard now
The Porto team with 45 points currently occupies the 3rd place of the leaderboard, being in the qualifying place for the UEFA Europa League, with a campaign of 14 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses.
In the 21st round, Sporting CP, that is in the 2nd place, has a small advantage of 4 points.
After 20 rounds, Porto has a positive ratio of goals scored and goals against. The team sums 33 goals for and 13 conceded.
Another factor that should be considered for this duel is Sérgio Conceição’s strict style. Especially in an away game, the intense character of the coach, who seems to play close to the team, especially in the most challenging moments, can be crucial.
As we approach the Regular Season, Porto is gearing up for another gripping match. In the opening game, the team managed 5.45 shots on target, offering a glimpse into their offensive capabilities.
This is a top 5 team in the Liga Portugal that wants to keep up with the good performances!
It is an average ball possession of 61.95% that the Porto team usually uses to control the game. The reason for this is ball possession above 50% typically allows teams to have some control over their opponents.
Opponents usually do not have much of a chance against away team Porto, with a balance of 7 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in the Liga Portugal.
Porto is a more offensive team than Arouca, having 2383 attacks vs. 1983 from Arouca, having scored 33 times, in comparison, Arouca converted into goal 32 times.
Best goalscorer from Porto
Individually, the team’s most offensive player in the competition so far is Evanilson. The Attacker has scored 8 times in the current season and has helped Porto come out with a positive result on several occasions.
It should also be noted that 1 of the goals scored by the player were from the penalty spot.
Bet suggestions for this game:
Goals Top Betting Tips
It can also be interesting to bet on who will score in this match. The featured player of Arouca is Rafa Mujica, who has already scored 12 goals in the competition. On the other hand, the leading scorer of Porto is Evanilson, he has scored in 8 opportunities.
A good bet could be made between 75-90 minutes of the game as this is the time most goals are scored.
Bets on the under 2.5 goals market is an alternative because adding the goals scored at home by Arouca 1.5 and the average conceding goals of the visiting team Porto 1.6 does not exceed the average of 3 goals, suggesting a good entry in this market.
Currently, at Bet365, the odds for the Total Goals Under 2.5 market are quoted at 2.
Corners Top Betting Tips
The number of corners of both teams when combine gives an average of 5.75 corners per game, something to explore to gain good betting results.
Porto is usually quite offensive in their matches, and this has resulted in a high average of corner kicks in the competition. Currently, the team averages 7.5 corners per game played. Therefore, it might be interesting to bet on the over corner kicks of Porto in this match.
Cards Top Betting Tips
These teams together have a combined average of 5.8 yellow cards per match. Therefore, it might be a good option to bet on the ‘Over 4.5 cards’ option in this duel.
On the Arouca side, we know that it is a more aggressive team having received the red card 6 times this season, very different from Porto who only saw the red card 4 times. Both the red and yellow cards market can be a good bet.
This is a match with several good betting entries to have some return on sports betting.
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Arouca vs Porto betting tip 2023/2024: FAQ
The match will be played on February 12th, 2024, Monday.
The match will take place at the Estádio Municipal de Arouca stadium in Arouca.
The last time these teams faced each other was in Liga Portugal match, referring to the 2023/2024 season, and ended with a 1-1 draw.
For this match, the probability indicates that the net is more likely to swing between 75-90 minutes.
The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365.
When analyzing football matches, it’s important to consider a variety of factors such as team form, injuries and suspensions, head-to-head records, home and away form, and tactical matchups. You can find all this information and more on Betarena. You should also take into account any external factors such as weather conditions, the importance of the match, and team motivation.
Yes, statistics can be a useful tool when analyzing football matches for betting purposes. At Betarena, we provide access to a wealth of statistical information such as team and player form, goals scored and conceded, possession percentage, shots on target, and corner kicks. However, it’s important to not rely solely on statistics and to also consider the subjective factors mentioned earlier.