Paços de Ferreira vs Belenenses – Liga NOS: On the match that kicks off this Saturday of matches in Portugal, counting towards Liga NOS’ 31st round
The local side Paços de Ferreira and the visiting side Belenenses face off in the city of Paços de Ferreira,
at the Mata Real Stadium, on the 2nd meeting between these two sides on the season, after their previous encounter that ended with a 1-1 draw between the two teams, in Belém.
The home side comes into this match making a campaign well below the expectations and being one of the worst of the decade for them,
not building up on some excellent campaigns they’ve made in recent years, namely when Paulo Fonseca was in charge of the team,
with the team sitting now in 16th place with 28 points conquered, right above the relegation zone,
which means they still have a very long way to go before making sure they will avoid relegation from Liga NOS.
The team is coming off a stage of alternation in terms of results, now having 2 consecutive losses.
As for the visitors, they are making a good final stretch of the season, having clearly improved with the arrival of Silas to the managerial job,
now being a team with more ability to create problems to their opponents than they were when Domingos Paciência in charge, now being in 11th place of Liga NOS with 33 points,
already having practically ensured they will avoid relegation. The team is coming off a positive streak of results, putting up a great fight against Sporting and beating FC Porto.
Paços de Ferreira vs Belenenses – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With a Paços de Ferreira that has been a much more capable team from the defensive point of view
and with a Belenenses that is also a consistent team on that aspect, I believe this will, in fact, be a balanced match that has the potential to be a low-scoring affair.
|Under 1 goal HT||