Moreirense vs Porto – Taça de Portugal : Moreirense’s team is fighting to avoid relegation from Liga NOS
Just like they did throughout the entirety of last season, where they were only able to ensure salvation in the final round, precisely against FC Porto.
On that season, they won the League Cup and have made history, because it was the club’s first Cup.
This season they are once again inserted on the fight to avoid relegation and they are a somewhat unstable team, with inconsistent performances.
They are coming off a 2-0 loss at home to Benfica, where their performance wasn’t very good, although they were facing a tough opponent, from a different level.
On this Taça de Portugal, Moreirense have eliminated Canelas, Felgueiras and Santa Clara, with this last team only being knocked out on penalties.
FC Porto is playing very well, despite having had some endured matches in the past couple of weeks.
Still, despite that, the team has been playing good football, putting good dynamic and intensity on their game and the men up front Brahimi, Marega and Aboubakar have bene on fire, as we could see last Sunday, on the match against Vitória de Guimarães at home.
FC Porto is still in all competitions and breathes confidence at this stage of the season. For this encounter, Herrera might return to the starting line-up, he who missed the last 2 matches due to suspension. Filipe can also return to the starting XI.
On this Taça de Portugal, FC Porto has already knocked out 2 Liga NOS’ teams: Portimonense and Vitória de Guimarães.
Moreirense vs Porto – Betting Tip and Prediction:
FC Porto shouldn’t have many problems to defeat Moreirense. This encounter is being prepared with commitment from both sides that want to advance onto the competition’s semi-finals, where in normal conditions they will face Sporting.
FC Porto is clearly favoured in this match and in Moreira de Cónegos, I think they will be able to get the win inside the 90 minutes.
The Dragons have no interest in playing extra-time in this match for example, since the team will start a streak of tough matches in the next couple of weeks, with the return of the Champions League later along the way.
FC Porto should rotate 2 or 3 players, but the team’s core should start and therefore, I expect another win, this time over Moreirense.