FC Porto vs Academico de Viseu Match Analysis & Prediction
25/01/2023 10:45 pm
FC Porto continue their hunt for a first Taca da Liga title when they face second-tier Academico de Viseu in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
The annual cup competition has taken a different form due to the World Cup this season, but both of these teams are now just 90 minutes away from the final on Saturday.
Porto extended their unbeaten run across all competitions to 15 matches on Saturday after a narrow victory at Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Primeira Liga hrough a first-half goal from Joao Mario.
That victory was the Dragoes’ third successive win and kept promotion-rivals Benfica and Sporting Braga within reach as attention turns to Taca da Liga matters.
Sergio Conceicao’s side are unbeaten in this competition, topping their group over the World Cup break with seven points from three matches before beating Gil Vicente 2-0 in the last round.
Academico Viseu are on an unbeaten run of their own in Liga Portugal 2, having not lost in their last 11 league matches while also progressing to the last four of this year’s Taca da Liga.
Primeira Liga side Boavista were Viseu’s victims in the last round, with goals from Christophe Nduwarugira and Rafael Fonseca securing an unlikely victory and setting up a tie with Porto.
Jorge Costa’s side are yet to win a major trophy in their history but now find themselves as little as 180 minutes away from doing just that, with their supporters hoping for a magical week in Leira.
FC Porto vs. Academico de Viseu Head to head
These two teams have previously met on three occasions, where Porto have claimed two victories while they have drawn once. Academico Viseu have scored three goals and conceded seven in the process.
04/02/2020Academico Viseu1Porto1Taca de Portugal
12/02/2020Porto3Academico Viseu0Taca de Portugal
17/07/2021Porto3Academico Viseu2Club Friendlies
25/01/2023PortoN/AAcademico ViseuN/ATaca da Liga
FC Porto Team News
Porto will be unable to call upon the services of forward Evanilson for this semi-final tie after he suffered a knee injury at the end of December, and he is set to be sidelined until next month.
His absence has allowed Antonio Martinez more time in the XI as a partner for Medhi Taremi in attack.
FC Porto's Last 5 Matches
07/01/2023Casa Pia0Porto0Primeira Liga
11/01/2023Porto4Arouca0Taca de Portugal
21/01/2023Vitoria Guimaraes0Porto1Primeira Liga
Academico de Viseu Team News
Viseu striker Andre Clovis leads the Liga Portugal 2 goalscoring charts with 14 goals and will be keen to get on target against Porto as he continues his loan spell from Estoril.
Jonathan Toro will be tasked with providing for Clovis in attack, with the 26-year-old set to be joined in the midfield by Pana and Tomas Silva.
Academico de Viseu's Last 5 Matches
31/12/2022Penafiel1Academico Viseu2Segunda Liga
07/01/2023Academico Viseu2Porto II1Segunda Liga
11/01/2023Academico Viseu2Beira-Mar0Taca de Portugal
15/01/2023Feirense1Academico Viseu1Segunda Liga
21/01/2023Academico Viseu1Nacional1Segunda Liga
FC Porto vs. Academico de Viseu: Odds and Predictions
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