Santa Clara vs Porto Match Analysis & Prediction
07/02/2024 7:00 pm
Santa Clara and FC Porto will be looking to secure their spot in the semi-final of this year’s Taca de Portugal when they meet at Estadio de Sao Miguel on Tuesday.
While the hosts are unbeaten in five straight matches leading up to this one, Porto are without defeat in eight games in a row either side of the New Year.
Santa Clara needed penalties to get the better on Nacional in their cup encounter on January 11 following a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
Os Acoreanos took an extra-time lead through Gustavo Klismahn but were pegged back by Dudu’s late equaliser, which forced the game into a shootout, where Ricardinho held his nerve to convert the decisive spot-kick.
With five wins from six home matches leading into Wednesday’s cup tie, Vasco Matos’ side will be aiming to get the job done in front of their fans once again.
Meanwhile, Porto breezed past the threat of Estoril in the last round of the Taca de Portugal through a 4-0 victory at the Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota on January 9.
A hat-trick from Evanilson put the Dragons in pole position to progress after which Wenderson Galeno sealed the deal 14 minutes from time.
Having scored seven times across their last two matches on their travels, Sergio Conceicao’s side set out to put on another attacking showpiece away from home.
Santa Clara vs. Porto Head to head
In the 20 previous meetings between these two teams, Santa Clara have claimed two victories while Porto have won 17, and they have drawn once. Porto have scored 42 goals and conceded 13 in the process.
26/10/2021Santa Clara3Porto1Taca da Liga
07/11/2021Santa Clara0Porto3Primeira Liga
04/04/2022Porto3Santa Clara0Primeira Liga
29/10/2022Santa Clara1Porto1Primeira Liga
15/04/2023Porto2Santa Clara1Primeira Liga
Santa Clara Team News
Santa Clara’s Vinicius Lopes has found the back of the net in each of his last two appearances and will be looking to deliver the goods once again.
Twenty-five-year-old Diogo Calila is a huge doubt for the hosts, having missed the draw against Vilaversense last time out with a slight knock.
Santa Clara's Last 5 Matches
11/01/2024Santa ClaraP 1Nacional1Taca de Portugal
14/01/2024Uniao de Leiria0Santa Clara1Segunda Liga
21/01/2024Torreense1Santa Clara2Segunda Liga
28/01/2024Santa Clara2Leixoes0Segunda Liga
02/02/2024Vilaverdense1Santa Clara1Segunda Liga
Porto Team News
Mehdi Taremi and Zaidu Sanusi are currently on international duty with Iran and Nigeria respectively, ruling them out of contention for Wednesday’s cup tie.
Ivan Marcano also misses out for Porto through a knee injury, while midfielder Marko Grujic continues to nurse a muscle problem.
Porto's Last 5 Matches
09/01/2024Estoril0Porto4Taca de Portugal
14/01/2024Porto2Sporting Braga0Primeira Liga
03/02/2024Porto0Rio Ave0Primeira Liga
Santa Clara vs. Porto: Odds and Predictions
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