Our prediction for this Portugal League Cup match:
Porto play host to Feirense at their Estadio do Dragao in what is expected to be a David-vs-Goliath clash. The Dragons are eyeing their 18th Taca de Portugal trophy, but they can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s football game. Colombia international Luis Diaz, who scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Santa Clara, will be one of the men to watch in the home team. You should know that Porto are on a three-game winning run at home ground in all competitions.
Feirense, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Academico Viseu. The Liga Portugal 2 side set up a meeting with Porto by beating Nacional 3-1 after extra-time, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Estadio do Dragao clash. Since the Dragons are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the underdogs are unlikely to make a miracle in Porto.
Highlighted Player (Pepe):
Pepe is a professional footballer who plays for Porto as a defender. The Portuguese international played for Maritimo at the start of his senior career and in 2004 he moved to Porto. After making 64 league appearances for the Dragons, he signed a contract with Real Madrid in 2007 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Pepe is well known for his hard tackles and referees often show him red card. The Real Madrid centre back often played as a defensive midfielder under Jose Mourinho and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in all competitions in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign.
The Portuguese footballer won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in the 2015/2016 season and later in 2016 he helped A Selecao win the European Championship trophy. Portugal defeated France in the title game and Pepe played an important role in Fernando Santos’ team in the Euro 2016 final. The Real Madrid defender was born in Maceio, Brazil on 26 February, 1983.