Belenenses vs Porto – Liga NOS: FC Porto will come into this match already knowing the results of Benfica and Sporting
Although that is always secondary considering what are the club’s objectives.
Maintaining themselves in first place, FC Porto have no other option other than winning their matches if they want to clinch the Portuguese title.
What happened in Paços de Ferreira is a negative result that, right now, can’t happen again, and even if their opponents offer them some margin for error, FC Porto will have to take advantage of that to increase their advantage.
At this stage of the season, that’s what it is about. Sérgio Conceição looks onto their schedule and realizes that they can’t slip up any more.
However, the roster is being affected by a lot of fatigue. Corona and Reyes got injured during the international break while Herrera and Brahimi also didn’t train in the past week. Danilo Pereira, Alex Telles and Marega are still injured.
And this weekend, Marcano is also suspended. That’s a lot of absences that will force the roster to stretch once more.
For Belenenses, despite having conquered 2 points on their last 3 matches, there is still a sense of tranquility to the teams that are on the fight to avoid relegation.
Jorge Silas brought the team more confidence, even if he was unable to keep some consistency in terms of results, something that is fundamental to avoid scares until the end of the season.
Getting points against FC Porto is a tough task, but the Dragons’ schedule is very demanding and they may only find some breathing space in the last 2 rounds.
Belenenses vs Porto – Betting Tip and Prediction:
FC Porto’s favouritism, despite the absences, will hardly be contested.
The leaders of Liga NOS will be a lot more cautious on the way they approach this match, not committing mistakes, and their ability to score should finally show signs of life.
|Both teams to score? No!||