After suffering a 3-1 loss to Cercle Brugge in the Belgian Cup, Oostende will be looking to return to give fans something to cheer about when they host Genk at their Diaz Arena. Oostende are tough to beat on home soil, and you should bear in mind that they have suffered no more than two defeats at their Diaz Arena this term. The likes of Hendry, Guri, and McGeehan are all out of contention with injuries.
Genk, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Anderlecht. De Smurfen are eyeing a place in top four, but beating Oostende on the road is easier said than done.Genk boss John van den Brom can count on key players for Saturday’s clash.
Tenerife will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano when they face Ponferradina on Matchday 25. Fran Sol, who scored his sixth goal of the season against Rayo, will be one of the men to watch in the home team.
La Ponfe aim to regain their spot in top six. Bolo’s troops proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Alcorcon, but seeing that Tenerife have turned their Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez into a real fortress, I am tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their last meeting at the venue Tenerife defeated Ponferradina thanks to Nikola Sipcic’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
All eyes will be on Estadio do Dragao when Porto and Boavista face each other in the local derby on Matchday 19. The Dragons dropped four points in back-to-back draws with Belenenses and Braga, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Jesus Corona is banned for the match, while boss Sergio Conceicao will watch the game from the stands following his sending off in the 2-2 draw with Braga.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Gil Vicente and Nacional in the previous two league fixtures. Since important midfielder Javi Garcia is sidelined through suspension, I believe that punters can find value in betting on the title-chasing side. In the first half of the season Porto rolled over Boavista 5-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
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