Estoril vs Paços de Ferreira – Liga NOS: In one of the matches that opens up this Saturday of football in Portugal, counting towards the Liga NOS’ 27th round
The local side Estoril and the visiting side Paços de Ferreira face off in the city of Lisbon, at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, in what will be the 2nd meeting between the two sides, with their first meeting having ended with a 1-0 win for Paços, at home.
The team managed by Ivo Vieira is clearly making their worst campaign since they managed to achieve promotion some years ago with Marco Silva in charge, being once again on the relegation zone,
like it happened for several rounds of this competition, with 21 points, although having a short disadvantage to the safety zone.
The home side is in fact coming off a terrible streak of results, having 5 consecutive losses that stopped the best moment of form that the team had during the season, conceding a total of 14 goals and only scoring 1 in that period.
Paços de Ferreira
As for the visitors, led by João Henriques, they are also making a campaign below what was expected from them, building up on their recent poor campaigns on this competition,
being one of the teams with more goals conceded in the league, being on the fight to avoid relegation, where they should stay until the end, unless things substantially improve.
The team is coming off a moralizing victory over FC Porto on the previous round, that way stopping a poor streak of results, where the team has gotten 5 consecutive losses and sunk on the league table.
Estoril vs Paços de Ferreira – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Considering what has been an intense fight to avoid relegation this season and the fact that these are two very balanced teams in terms of quality,
I can only expect a very close match here and, who knows, very poor in terms of quality, such is the recent inability that both teams have been showing, leading me to believe this should be a low-scoring affair, especially in the 1st half.
|Under 1 goal 1st Half||