It has been a great domestic season for FC Porto and they will be looking to finish their league campaign on a high when they host Estoril. Top of the table with 88 points, Porto have already been confirmed champions, while Estoril, placed eighth with 39 points, can’t go higher than seventh. Porto are coming from a 1-0 win over Benfica and having to play in the Portuguese Cup after this game, we expect them to rest a number of players. They should still be strong enough for this game. In the league this season, they’ve suffered just one loss; they’re so far the best defensive side in the league, and also the best in attack. At home, they have four straight wins in the league and they’ve scored three or more goals in each of these wins. They are unbeaten in 31 home matches in the league.
Estoril have lost each of their last seven matches against FC Porto and in the last three, they’ve conceded two or more goals in each. They almost shocked Porto in their most recent meeting, racing to a 2-0 first half lead before Porto rallied in the second half to win 3-2. Going into this game, Estoril have one win in the last seven matches; that victory came in their most recent game, beating Moreirense 1-0 in their final home game of the season. With five losses and two wins in the last 10 games, the visitors have an uphill task here. It will particularly be tough for Estoril as they have no win in the last nine matches ahead of this game. They have suffered seven losses in those nine matches and these include each of the last three. Estoril have also failed to score in three of their last five away matches.
Estoril take to this game a very poor run. They’ve been particularly poor away from home and here they meet a side that has done really well at home. Back Porto to win both halves of this game.