FC Porto vs. Moreirense 7/20/20 Primeira Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-20 16:15:00 EDT
FC Porto is welcoming Moreirense to Estadio do Dragao in round 33 in Portuguese Primeira Liga.
It is official, Porto is the new Primeira Liga champions two games before the end of the season. With 79 points, Porto is in the first place, 8 points to spare in front of Benfica, and with only 2 games left, Benfica can no longer catch up to Porto. With 67 scored goals so far this season, Porto is the best offensive team in Portugal, but not only that, Porto is the best defensive team in Portugal with only 19 conceded goals this season. Porto has lost only 1 game since the restart, and that was their first game back, but since then, Porto has 6 wins and 1 draw, and they have won their last 5 straight games. During this stretch, Porto has scored 15 goals, while conceding only 1 goal. In their last game against Sporting at home, Porto has had 49% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and solid 80% of accurate passes. With two goals scored in the second half, Porto has won this match 2-0. Marega is Porto’s top goalscorer with 11 goals, while Telles added 10 goals. Jesus Corona has added 11 assists. Marcano and Oliveira are still injured, while Pepe is suspended because of the yellow cards. First of all, congratulations to Porto on the title, but they must stay on course because they are still playing in the finals of the Taca de Portugal against Benfica on August 1st.
Moreirense has been outstanding after the restart, and they have lost only 1 game, alongside 3 wins, and 4 draws. Moreirense hasn’t scored more than one goal in any of their games since the restart, but they also haven’t conceded more than one goal in their last 8 games. Moreirense is in 8th place in the standings with 43 points, far away from the relegation zone, but unfortunately, Moreirense is also far from the Europa League. With 40 scored goals so far this season, Moreirense has been decent in the attacking end, while their defense has been solid with 36 conceded goals. Abreu has scored 12 goals for Moreirense and is their leading goal scorer, while Vitoria added 5 goals. There are no injuries in Moreirense as of right now. In their most recent Primeira Liga game against Pacos de Ferreira at home, Moreirense has had 41% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and low 68% of the correct passes. Moreirense has had the lead at half time, but their defense wasn’t able to stop Pacos from scoring in the second half, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. The season is basically over for Moreirense, and there is no pressure on them from being relegated, and I guess it’s working for them because they are playing solid soccer.
Porto hasn’t won any of their last 10 home games against Moreirense, and their home record this season is 14-1-1. Porto is the better team here, and I see them continuing at the same pace, and that is the winning pace.