Porto vs Paços Ferreira – Liga NOS : In the match that will close out this 2nd day of football of the 9th round of the Portuguese league…
We will have a match, in the city of Oporto, at Estádio do Dragão, between the locals of FC Porto, managed by Sérgio Conceição, and Paços de Ferreira, coached by Vasco Seabra, in a match between the 1st and the 10th placed teams.
The hosts have their squad in full strength, while the visitors won’t be able to count with Rabiola, Quinones and Pedro Marques.
FC Porto are still maintaining their streak of positive results in Liga NOS, winning 7 out of the 8 matches they played so far in this competition, only slipping up against Sporting, at Estádio José Alvalade, on the previous round.
In any way, the team is still in the lead, with an advantage of 2 points over the nearest opponent, Sporting, and, if they win, they will keep or even increase that advantage.
As for Paços Ferreira, they are having a quiet campaign, sitting on a mid-table position, but not being one of the most consistent teams,
inclusively being one of the teams that has scored the fewest goals in this competition, despite having one of the worst defences.
The team is coming off an early elimination in Taça de Portugal, against Académica and Vasco Seabra is, in my opinion, getting closer and closer to being fired.
Porto vs Paços Ferreira – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I’ve been saying for quite some time that Vasco Seabra shouldn’t be able to keep his job until the end of the season, since Paços de Ferreira’s results have been poor and the team is already out of one of their main objectives;
Besides that, the team hasn’t been consistent and they don’t seem, in my opinion, to show a clear evolution yet.
As for Porto, given their dominating record and goal scoring record internally, I think that, even on a bad day, they can batter this Paços Ferreira team, which is not a team known for its defensive solidity.
|Porto AH -3||