Two well-known faces for the FC Porto fans will meet, on Saturday night, for another Liga NOS match….
However, their respective realities couldn’t be more different, especially in the league table.
Sérgio Conceição was able to successfully finish his first month of competition in charge of FC Porto.
Two maulings at home, against Estoril Praia and Moreirense, and 2 wins by the smallest margin away from home, at Tondela and Braga,
are results that were good enough to be at the top of the league before this international break.
The dynamic imposed by the Portuguese manager, on a squad that had to remediate only with players that already had a contract with FC Porto, is incredible,
but he will go into September in maximum speed, with the Champions’ League matches starting next Wednesday already.
Desportivo de Chaves, managed by Luís Castro, isn’t being able to justify the expectations that surrounded this team.
After a disastrous defensive display, which resulted on a loss in Guimarães, Chaves still showed some good signs on their slim loss against Benfica.
However, a draw in Setúbal, a home loss against Feirense and the elimination from the League Cup away against Porimonense are evidence of their fragile start so far.
FC Porto vs Chaves – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Playing at Estádio do Dragão, few will expect to see Desportivo de Chaves putting up a fight against FC Porto.
A strong start from the Dragons, trying to quickly get the lead over their opponent, is the more likely scenario for this match.
Chaves will need more time and especially more ability from their players to understand what Luís Castro is demanding from them – something a lot different from their playstyle last season.
After going through the storm that will be this match, they can focus on their more realistic objectives once again.
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