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Porto vs Arouca prediction, odds, and free betting tips (28/08/21)

Estádio Do Dragão will be the location for the Portuguese Primeira Liga contest between FC Porto and Arouca this weekend. The former are vying for a place at the top while Arouca are looking to avoid the drop.

Porto vs Arouca – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

FC Porto were held back by a resolute Maritimo team, who picked up a 1-1 draw at home. Arouca picked up the first win of the season after a 2-1 success over Famalicao. Despite watching the opponent take the lead through Rodriguez, Arouca were able to come back with two second-half goals.

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Porto to win at half-time and full-time

FC Porto have done a fabulous job in the early part of the campaign to win their home match at half-time and full-time. The two away matches of the season for Arouca have been defeats in the first and second half without exception. The quality difference between the two teams is huge. Even after witnessing Arouca pick up the first win of the season, Porto are the better pick to get a win from this match.

Total goals over 2.5

Porto have not scored over 2.5 goals so far this season. Arouca have not conceded more than 2.5 goals in any of the matches so far this season. A meeting between these two teams is likely to produce a dull encounter, but this may not be the case with Porto likely to find their scoring touch as they have done against Arouca in the past with 17 goals in the last six games.

Goals from both teams – no

Arouca have not scored against Porto since February 2016. They do not seem to be in a position to end this run anytime soon. The away performances from Arouca have been very mediocre and this could end up producing a clean sheet at least at one end.

Porto vs Arouca: Match Preview and Team News

Porto

Porto are aiming for a fourth consecutive game without a defeat, but the team are already playing catch-up even after just three matches. The likes of Sporting Lisbon and Benfica have a 100% record already. Sergio Conceição does have a few injury problems in his squad, as Marko Grujic and Marchesín are unavailable due to injury.

Arouca

Arouca are likely to be pleased if they can get something out of the game against Porto. This is easier said than done for a team that has just picked up the first win of the season. However, the manner of success against Famalicao is likely to provide Arouca with a lot of confidence.

Crunching the Stats for Porto vs Arouca

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Portugal Primeira Liga
FC Porto
VS
Arouca
August 28, 2021
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FC Porto vs Arouca

icon Head to Head

28/08/21
PPL
FC Porto
FC Porto
3 - 0
Arouca
Arouca
10/03/17
PPL
Arouca
Arouca
0 - 4
FC Porto
FC Porto
22/10/16
PPL
FC Porto
FC Porto
3 - 0
Arouca
Arouca
07/02/16
PPL
FC Porto
FC Porto
1 - 2
Arouca
Arouca
12/09/15
PPL
Arouca
Arouca
1 - 3
FC Porto
FC Porto

FC Porto

Last 5

15/09/21
UCL
Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid
0 - 0
FC Porto
FC Porto
11/09/21
PPL
Sporting
Sporting
1 - 1
FC Porto
FC Porto
22/08/21
PPL
Maritimo
Maritimo
1 - 1
FC Porto
FC Porto
15/08/21
PPL
Famalicao
Famalicao
1 - 2
FC Porto
FC Porto
08/08/21
PPL
FC Porto
FC Porto
2 - 0
Belenenses
Belenenses

Arouca

Last 5

13/09/21
PPL
Maritimo
Maritimo
2 - 2
Arouca
Arouca
20/08/21
PPL
Arouca
Arouca
2 - 1
Famalicao
Famalicao
14/08/21
PPL
Benfica
Benfica
2 - 0
Arouca
Arouca
07/08/21
PPL
Arouca
Arouca
0 - 2
Estoril
Estoril
01/08/21
PLC
Arouca
Arouca
0 - 1
Rio Ave
Rio Ave

FAQs on Porto vs Arouca match

Porto vs Arouca Prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio Do Dragão

When will this match start? August 28, 2021 at 18:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Porto