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Pacos Ferreira vs Larne prediction, odds and free betting tips (05/08/2021)

Pacos Ferreira and Larne face off in Portugal in the first leg of the clubs’ Europa League Third Qualification Round double-header on Thursday. Read our expert predictions and find the best odds for the fixture below in our match preview.

Pacos Ferreira vs Larne – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Pacos Ferreira are strong favourites to build a first-leg advantage when they take on Northern Irish minnows Larne this week. Read our top three predictions for Thursday’s fixture below.

Prediction 1

  • Asian Handicap
  • Pacos Ferreira -1 Goal
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Prediction 2

  • Team Goals
  • Over 1.5 Pacos Ferreira Goals
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Prediction 3

  • Anytime Goalscorer
  • Douglas Tanque
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The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Pacos Ferreira -1 Asian Handicap

Larne have performed really well this summer to set up their double-date with Pacos Ferreira, though the Northern Irish minnows should find the step up in class tough to breach against the Portuguese side. Os Castores finished fifth in a strong Primeira Liga last season and their superior class should tell against their NIFL Premiership opponents on Thursday. We expect that gap in quality to translate to goals and we’re tipping the hosts at -1 goal with that in mind.

Over 1.5 Pacos Ferreira Goals

Larne have next to no European pedigree and against a much higher-calibre opponent in Portugal on Thursday, they could find the difference in technique and fitness difficult to cope with. Os Castores scored at least twice in nine separate home games last term and they are our tip in the over 1.5 team goals market again against a Larne outfit they should beat comfortably.

Douglas Tanque

Brazilian attacker Douglas Tanque finished as Pacos Ferreira’s leading marksman last season and the lethal frontman fuelled his impressive tally with a flurry of early goals. The 27-year-old saw 15 minutes of action in Pacos Ferreira’s first competitive fixture of the campaign against Gil Vicente last week, and ready to start against Larne, the hitman is available at a price worth backing to break his duck for 2021/22.

Pacos Ferreira vs Larne: Match Preview

Pacos Ferreira

Pacos Ferreira achieved their highest top-flight finish in decades when they landed in 5th spot last term, though the manager who guided them there, Pepa, jumped ship to Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer. Jorge Simão was enticed back to the club for a second spell to replace Pepa and the 44-year-old could start his tenure with a bang by masterminding a win against Larne.


Larne produced a major shock when they beat Danish side AGF in the previous qualification round of the Europa Conference League, though Tiernan Lynch’s men benefited hugely from their host’s 26th minute red card in the second-leg. Nevertheless, Larne are on the cusp of making history, though it will take another gargantuan effort to make the competition’s group stages ahead of Pacos Ferreira.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Pacos Ferreira vs Larne

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

Pacos Ferreira vs Larne Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

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What stadium will the match be played at?

Thursday’s first-leg will be played at the Estádio da Capital do Móvel.

When does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 20:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 5.

Who is favourite to win on Thursday?

Pacos Ferreira have been priced as clear favourites to beat Larne this week by the bookmakers.

Simon Winter

Renowned tipster Simon Winter has been working in the industry for over a decade, with his analysis published by the likes of bet365, Bloomberg Sports and the Racing Post. A Premier League expert, his tips have been showcased in thousands of bookmakers across the United Kingdom.

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