Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
As expected, Porto defeated Pacos de Ferreira 2-0 on Monday night, with Ze Luis scoring the goal of the weekend. The former Spartak Moscow attacker is likely to replace Vincent Aboubakar in the starting line-up against Belenenses as the Cameroon striker picked up a knock in the 2-0 triumph over Ferreira. The Dragons aim to overtake their bitter rivals Benfica in the first position in the standings, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Belenenses on Matchday 13.
Yet another man to watch in the away team will be Mali international Marega, who has netted four goals in the Portuguese elite division so far this season. Pedro Ribeiro’s men quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Sporting CP, with the team beating Tondela 1-0 on the road, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the title-chasing team.
Highlighted Player (Andre Moreira):
Born in Ribeirao, Portugal, on December 2, 1995, Andre Moreira is a 195-cm-tall goalkeeper, who plays for Primeira Liga side Belenenses. Andre Moreira is a product of the Ribeirao youth system, and he continued playing for the Portuguese outfit at the senior level.
After making 16 appearances for Ribeirao in the league, the shot-stopper joined the famous La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2014, signing a six-year deal with los Rojiblancos. Andre Moreira, though, was immediately sent on loan to Moreirense. After playing for the likes of Uniao Madeira, Belenenses, Braga, Aston villa, and Feirense as a loaned player, he signed a permanent deal with Belenenses in July 2019.
Speaking of his international career, Andre Moreira played for the Portugal U21 team in a 7-1 win over Liechtenstein in October 2016. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 1 shirt at Belenenses. It has to be noted that Moreira represented Portugal at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Highlighted Team (Porto):
Futebol Clube do Porto are one of Portugal’s biggest football clubs playing their matches in front of 50,000 people at their Estadio do Dragao. Porto form biggest rivalries with two other Big Three clubs in Portugal and regular league title contenders – Benfica and Sporting CP. Rivalries between the clubs stem from the historical, political, economical and cultural discrepancies between the cities of Porto and Lisbon. The Dragons, as they are commonly known in Portugal, are the second most successful Portuguese team with a total of 74 trophies to their name.
Porto hold a record of five consecutive league titles which are part of the total tally of 27 Primeira Liga trophies. FC Porto’s success extends to the international scene as well with seven European titles. Two-time European champions from 1987 and 2004, Porto also won two UEFA Cup/Europa League titles, the UEFA Super Cup and the International Cup on two occasions. Together with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Porto have the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League group stage – the total of 20.