Chaves vs Porto: With Porto in first place and Chaves only 3 points away from 5th place (that could grant access to the Europa League)
This match has the necessary ingredients to be the best match of this round. Adding that to the quality of football that Chaves presents, that comes into this round very confident on the characteristics that Luís Castro has been imposing since the start of the season.
We should also consider the kind of options that Sérgio Conceição has been developing on FC Porto, that even without being able to count with Danilo Pereira, has had on the duo formed by Herrera and Sérgio Oliveira an excellent response to the problems imposed by their most recent opponents.
SC Braga and Sporting were unable to resist the dominance imposed by the Dragons. With more goals on the league match, against Braga, and on a more complex way on the cup match against the Lions from Lisbon.
The team will not have the same ability to create as they did at the beginning of the season, taking advantage of the physicality of their strikers, be it with Marega and Aboubakar or with Tiquinho Soares on the place of the Cameroonian.
Desportivo de Chaves is coming off a draw at home against Vitória de Setúbal and a win at Feirense.
The arrival of Stephen Eustáquio has increased the number of options in midfield, which might be valuable on a match where that zone of the field should decide the outcome of this encounter.
If Luís Castro manages to force a bigger presence on the central corridor, without losing physical ability on the defensive area, he might then bank on Matheus Pereira’s advances to get to the goal.
Chaves vs Porto – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Playing this match already knowing the result of Benfica, FC Porto will have a clear notion of what they need to maintain their first place.
Even with Chaves possibly making an interesting exhibition, there will be more from the Dragons on the pitch of the Municipal de Chaves.
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