Portimonense vs Belenenses SAD for Portuguese Primeira Liga championship match on Friday at Municipal de Portimão Stadium.
Next Friday, 9th August 2019, Portimonense and Belenenses face each other for a match for the first round of the Primeira Liga (Portugal). The game kicks-off at 20:30 at the Portimão Municipal Stadium (Portimão).
Belenenses had a losing streak at the end of the previous season, which significantly limited their potential to secure a much higher place in the league. In the preseason they made good results, but in the first official competition (League Cup) they were defeated against Santa Clara.
The home team Portimonense finished the championship 3 places below their opponents and had a disastrous preseason, however in their first official match they beat Académica 2-0, although they were a team of the lower leagues.
Clashes between the two teams
Eight of the last 10 matches have scored goals for both teams.
Belenenses is proud of a 100% undefeated record against this opponent.
Only once has a meeting at this place ended without meeting the BTTS criteria.
Four of the last six games have scored more than 2.5 goals.
Throughout the history of direct confrontations, Portimonense has never once recorded a league victory against this opponent.
Also, they have been without wins in five of their last seven games and have lost three of their previous four.
With these remarks in mind, the hosts are unlikely to score a victory, especially considering that the guests will be determined to avoid defeat after losing in late 2018-19.
However, both teams will want to win, although they still do not have the pace to offer great performance. The home advantage, combined with the fact that most matches between clubs have scored goals at both ends of the field favours a bet on the market both teams score – YES.