Belenenses vs Chaves – Liga NOS : The 12th round of Liga NOS opens up with the encounter between Belenenses and Desportivo de Chaves…
At Estádio do Restelo. The internal situation of the hosts, with a large dispute between the SAD and the club’s board, hasn’t affected the team,
but ends up impacting their support on their own stadium, that on a cold November night, promises a quite empty scenario.
However, in the field, there will be two exciting teams in the current edition of the Portuguese league. Belenenses has been making an interesting campaign on the competition, currently sitting in 7th place, probably above what was expected from them.
Domingos Paciência might have found his best moments again, with a limited roster, but one that he is managing to draw some qualities from.
The team is based on the consistency of players such as Yebda or Nuno Tomás, strong defensively, giving some dimension to the aerial game,
then looking for André Sousa and Maurides as elements that impose strong physical ability in attack. The creative capacity of the side is left for Diogo Viana and Filipe Chaby.
From Desportivo de Chaves more was demanded, for sure, but Luís Castro has taken all the time he needs to transform the team for the style that better suits the characteristics of the players he has available.
On one hand, based on players that were already on the roster and that have been improving their participation in the game,
like Pedro Tiba, Renan Bressan or William, with Davidson starting more regularly and Maras, a young recently-arrived central defender, transforming himself into the defensive leader.
Belenenses vs Chaves – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The trend should be a Desportivo de Chaves with more possession and initiative, despite playing away from home.
That’s the approach that Luís Castro’s team has been showing on the several away matches they played so far.
But Belenenses is a side that can be more efficient with less opportunities created. This will be an interesting duel for a Friday night.
|Under 2.5 goals||