Moreirense vs Porto
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 8 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Moreira de Conegos.
Porto’s advantage at the top of the Primeira Liga standings was reduced down to three points after a goalless draw at Vitoria Guimaraes on Sunday evening.
The Dragons dominated the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of the affair at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques but just failed to convert a number of big goal scoring chances.
Sergio Conceicao’s men are looking towards another complicated fixture on Friday evening when they travel to Moreira de Conegos to take on in-form Moreirense side in the opening game of Matchday No 21. This is one of the toughest away games in the league as Os Verdes e Brancos can be a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard.
Moreirense have a fine home record of six wins, one draw and two defeats in nine matches. They are enjoying one of the best Primeira Liga campaigns in a while this term sitting currently at 5th place.
Ivo Vieira’s men showed strength on Monday night when they outplayed top-half rivals Belenenses 0-1 on the road thanks to a goal from substitute David Texeira.
Moreirense vs Porto: Head-to-head
Porto did dominate this match-up historically, but they struggled to claim spoils in away games against Os Verdes e Brancos in the last couple of years.
Moreirense lost only one of past five home meetings with the Dragons (two wins, two draws and one defeat in the process).
Port won both H2H games in this season netting seven goals in the process (3-0 in Primeira Liga and 4-3 in Taca da Portugal, both outings at Dragao).
Moreirense vs Porto: Prediction
Moreirense won six of past seven home matches in the league. They have been very tough to break down in recent weeks and they kept a clean sheet against an in-form Belenenses side away from home five days ago.
We expect a strong resistance from the hosts and we find the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.90 instead of going for the away win at 1.40. The alternative bet would be Porto to score fewer than two goals at the odds of 2.20.
Moreirense vs Porto: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Porto Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).