Desportivo Aves – Porto

Desportivo Aves hosts Porto in a game from the 15th round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Let’s take a look at this clash at the Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves.

Desportivo Aves are currently in the relegation zone of the league, being 16th with just 11 points won. The team’s record at this moment shows 3 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses. Since their win over Rio Ave few weeks ago, Aves are without a win – one draw and three losses.

In their last fixture Desportivo Aves suffered a heavy 2-5 loss during the visit of Belenenses. Nildo Petrolina and Amilton scored for Aves, but Belenenses did much better and won the game in a comfortable way.

For Porto the situation is much different, of course. Right now the Dragons are leading the standings with 36 points won, having 4 points lead in front of the 2nd Benfica. So far in the league Porto have 12 games won and just 2 defeats.

In their last five games Sergio Conceicao’s boys are perfect – five wins. In their last fixture, the Dragons enjoyed a 2-1 win over Rio Ave at the Estadio Do Dragao. Surprisingly Carlos opened the score for Rio Ave, but Porto turned the game around with goals from Yacine Brahimi and Moussa Marega.

Before beating Rio Ave, Porto enjoyed wins over Santa Clara, Portimonense, Boavista and Sporting Braga. At this moment Porto are the biggest favourite of winning the title, although 4 points lead in front of Benfica is a reason for them to be cautious.

Moussa Marega is the leading goalscorer of Porto since the beginning of the season. The Malian striker scored 7 goals since the beginning of the campaign,

These are our thoughts about the Primeira Liga clash between Desportivo Aves and Porto from the 15th round of the league.