Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Benfica’s (only) serious title rivals Porto head to Moreira de Conegos, where they will be hoping to get a win against Moreirense and keep up with their title rivals from the capitals. Here is our prediction for the game. Moreirense have done quite well this season for their standards. The team from northwest of Portugal have proven to be tough opponents to even the best teams in the league on their ground.
They proved fierce opponents for Benfica earlier in the season, with the side from Lisbon only managing to win the game in the added time of the second half. Porto, on the other hand, has unsurprisingly been great. They are still involved in the title race, despite being 4 points behind Benfica, thanks to their win against their rivals earlier in the season. Recently, they have been superb – they haven’t lost since early August, but they have struggled at times away from home. Belenenses and Maritimo have already managed to pinch points off Porto, and Moreirense could prove to be a tough opponent. It is not going to be a comprehensive win for the away side, but we still see them winning the game narrowly.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Nuno ):
After spending his youth career at the likes of Buarcos, Naval, Benfica, and Academica, Pedro Nuno continued playing for the Briosa at the senior level. Pedro Nuno scored five goals in 25 appearances for Academica in the league, which persuaded Benfica chiefs to sign him on November 28, 2016.
The Portuguese midfielder, though, was immediately sent on loan to Tondela, where he scored four goals in 45 appearances for the club. In 2018 Pedro Nuno moved to Moreirense, and he has been playing for Os verdes e brancos ever since. He made his Primeira Liga debut with Moreirense on August 11, 2019, in a 3-1 away loss to Sporting Braga.
Pedro Nuno was born in Buarcos, Portugal, on January 13, 1995, and he wears the number 27 jersey at Moreirense. His primary position is left winger, but he is used as both second striker and attacking midfielder. Pedro Nuno has yet to make his debut with the Portugal senior team.
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.