FC Porto are a club that has platformed some of the most valuable players to play across Europe. Players like Pepe, James Rodriguez, Hulk and Alex Sandro have been just some of the talent to play for the Portuguese side. This season FC Porto swooped the coup of a young Brazilian Pepe from Gremio, their 4th record signing in club history at a fee believed to be approximately 16 million euros. To challenge for all domestic titles is an expectation for Porto as a club, but European performances will be scrutinised as the club seeks to return amongst Europe’s elite.
FC Porto: Tactics & Principles
Porto play in a flat 4-4-2 formation that enables the elevation of their wingers high up the pitch. The wingers Otavio and Diaz tend to drift inside their men linking up play between the front players and midfield. Porto’s attacking play has involved similar styles for decades now, typically preferring to have strong front players to hold up play and allow for midfielders to join the attack. Defensively Porto remain strong domestically but against the chess-playing European sides have struggled in recent seasons.
FC Porto: Premiera Liga PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
In a league dominated by three sides in Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon, the head to head games are the determining factor for the league champions. Only one team has managed to prise the Premiera Lisa title away from these three sides once in almost 40 years. After finishing second in the league last season Porto will be, undoubtedly, finishing in the top three but should be targeting another league championship. 16 million euro man, Pepe, will need to find his goal scoring boots quickly to be deemed a successful signing by the Porto fans. (Click to read our latest Primeira Liga betting tips and predictions for today and tomorrow).
Betway currently has FC Porto at 1.25 odds on favourites to win the Premiera Liga this season.
FC Porto: UEFA Champions League PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
FC Porto have won the Champions League twice, with the most recent being 2004. Portuguese clubs have struggled to transfer their domestic dominance to the European stage in recent years and Porto are no different. They have a creative style of play, even in their rigid 4-4-2 formation but they will not be a side competing in the finals of the Champions League. The Champions League standard demands both creativity and defensive aptitude and the chess-playing sides like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are light years apart from the Portuguese giants. (Click to read our latest UEFA Champions League betting tips and predictions for this week).
FC Porto: Copa De Portugal PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
FC Porto’s dominance of the Copa De Portugal between the years 2008-2011 has seen them win the trophy only once since. This cup has been won by a host of different sides but Porto did win both the league and this cup in 2019-20 season and will be hoping to repeat the feat again this season.
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