Moreirense vs Portimonense
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (Moreira de Conegos).
Moreirense and Portimonense will come into Primeira Liga Matchday No 10 curtain raiser in the highest of spirits having claimed some huge scalps over the last couple of weeks.
The hosts picked up a shocking 1-3 victory over last term runners-up Benfica seven days ago away at Estadio da Luz. It was their third straight victory in all competitions. Os Verdes e Brancos thus climbed up to the 7th place in the league ladder.
The head coach Ivo Vieira can be thrilled with the form of his midfielders. Arsenio delivered an assist for each of team’s three goals at Luz, while Chiquinho, Pedro Nuno and Mamadou Ndiaye were all on the scoreline against the league heavyweights.
Moreirense vs Portimonense: Head-to-head
The previous head to head encounter between these two likes offered a true drama. Portimonense came on top 4-3 at the end back in late-March this year.
Both teams were on target in four of last five head to head meetings.
Moreirense were generally the more successful side with 6 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats in 11 clashes against Alvinegros.
Moreirense vs Portimonense: Prediction
Portimonense will also enter this high on confidence following a thread of two wins and a draw in last three league outings. They dispatched the other Lisbon giant Sporting CP at the start of the mentioned thread (4-2 at home).
Such win was backed up with a 0-1 victory at recently-promoted Nacional, while the winning streak was denied by a 94th-minute equalizer from Jonathan in last weekend’s 1-1 draw to Belenenses.
Apart from a fine attacking form, Moreirense frequently kept things quiet at the back as well of late. They won four of last five games in all competitions conceding just once in these four victories.
Given they will head into this off the back of a massive 1-3 win over Benfica, we can hardly back anything else but a home victory at 2.37 odds here.
Moreirense vs Portimonense: Bet Tips
Moreirense to win @ 2.37 (11/8)
Moreirense or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).