Estoril vs Porto – Liga NOS: To close out Liga NOS’ 18th round, the team in first place travels to the team in last place’s stadium.
If the differences between the two teams aren’t as big as their positioning on the league table suggests, the truth is that it would be up for Estoril Praia to accomplish much more than what they did during the first half of the season.
The first signs of trouble appeared already at Estádio do Dragão, where despite a good start in the match, showing they had some talent, their fragile organization ended up resulting on a 4-0 battering.
They only have 12 points conquered so far, and they are already on their 3rd manager this season – Pedro Emanuel has left, Filipe Pedro took the job until the arrival of Ivo Vieira.
If the month of January brings some news, when it comes to signings, that can renew and improve their roster, the injury of Kléber doesn’t bring them any immediate joy.
Estoril have lost their striker, that ensured them almost half the goals they have in the league. And, this Monday, it is time to host FC Porto. That FC Porto that has been dominating, thoroughly, any opponent they face, the league leaders.
On Thursday, on a Taça de Portugal match, Sérgio Conceição’s team got some news that might impact the rest of their season. Brahimi was subbed off due to an injury and is still doubtful.
Maybe it might be more problematic than a defensive error that gave the lead to Vitória de Guimarães on that match last week. Those are small details that FC Porto have been overcoming.
Estoril vs Porto – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Since Ivo Vieira is a manager with the ability to prepare his team to close itself down, creating FC Porto difficulties, there shouldn’t be many reasons to doubt their ability on this trip to Amoreira, where their favouritism is undeniable.
|Porto AH -1.5||