Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After eliminating Fabril do Barreiro in the Taca de Portugal opener, Porto will be looking to melt Sporting’s advantage in the Primeira Liga standings when they take on Santa Clara on Matchday 8. The Dragons are on a quest to defend the domestic trophy, but they have already dropped too many points in the new Primeira Liga campaign. Mbaye remains in the recovery room for the visitors, while Marcano and Pepe could recover in time to face Santa Clara.
Os Acoreanos aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Tondela, and given their anything but good form in the national championship, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the defending champions. Santa Clara defeated Beira Mar in the Portuguese Cup at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the reigning champions.