Portimonense vs Arouca prediction, odds, and free betting tips (18/12/2021)

Portimonense seek to extend their wonderful recent form when they take on Arouca at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão this weekend. Portimonense are on the cusp of breaking into the top five places.

Portimonense vs Arouca – Predictions, Betting Tips, & Odds

Portimonense picked up crucial points against Moreirense after scoring in the 87th minute to beat the opposition 1-0 away from home. Aylton Boa Morte scored this crucial goal for Portimonense. Arouca were able to get back-to-back defeats in the league following a 4-1 loss against Vizela at home.

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Victory for Portimonense

Portimonense have been on a roll over the last few weeks. The win over Moreirense is a symbol of the team’s strong attitude. Meanwhile, Arouca are at the opposite end of the spectrum after suffering back-to-back losses. After opening the scoring in three consecutive games, Arouca have witnessed a lot of trouble of late. They are likely to struggle even further in an away match against a team in form like Portimonense.

Total goals over 2.5

Portimonense have witnessed over 2.5 goals in three out of the last four games. This is a record which is identical to the one experienced by Arouca. The hosts are creating a lot of chances of the moment and they are expected to be on the scoresheet more than once.

Both teams to score – yes

Arouca might have suffered back-to-back losses in the league, but one of the positives for manager Paulo Sergio will be his team managing at least a goal in nine out of the last 10 games. Portimonense have surprisingly struggled to score goals at home, but Arouca’s mistakes are likely to make this job easier.

Portimonense vs Arouca: Visitors heading for a third successive loss?


Portimonense have only picked up wins over Santa Clara and Belenenses – two teams who have not been at their best season – in home games. However, the team has kept themselves in contention for the European spots thanks to away form. Manager Sergio will only be without Achraf Lazaar due to an injury.


Arouca are not in a good shape after the brief moment of sunshine following the wins over Tondela and Boavista. In the penultimate match of 2021, it is very likely that Arouca might end up with three consecutive losses and it keeps them in the fear of relegation owing to just a three-point advantage over the bottom three. José Manuel Velázquez and Fernando Castro are ruled out due to injury, while Pedro Moreira is doubtful.

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Portimonese vs Arouca Prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio Municipal de Portimão

When will this match start? December 18, 2021 at 15:30 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Portimonense

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