Moreirense – FC Porto TIPS from insiders (11.01.2018)

Moreirense and Porto meet at the Joaquim de Almeida Fr Desportivo Comendador Park, in a match for this phase of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter-finals). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 matches. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 21-05-2017, for the Primeira Liga, which ended with the victory of Moreirense by (3-1). E. Boateng (16 ‘), Frederic Maciel (37’) and Alex (83 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Moreirense, and M. Pereira (66’), for Porto.


Until reaching this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter-finals), the home team eliminated: Santa Clara, Felgueiras 1932 and Canelas 2010. The team comes to this match after a defeat at home with Benfica by (0 -2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Moreirense has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have suffered goals in the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularity, as they scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 13 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 14 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 9 of their 18 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).

The Moreirense comes to this unmotivated match, after a snub at home, by 0-2, at the Benfica reception. To point out that the home club is going through a very interesting period, being that they only lost once in the last eight games at home. One of the best valences of home training is the ease with which they manage to finish the goal opportunities available to them. Despite being acting at home, it is clear that Moreirense is satisfied with a draw, due to the quality of the rival on this day. Coach Sérgio Vieira will not be able to count on Enza Fati, Ousmane Dramé and Bruno Silva, all injured.


Until reaching this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter-finals), the visiting team eliminated: Vitória Guimarães, Portimonense and Lusitano GC Évora. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Vitória Guimarães by (4-2). In the last 10 away matches Porto has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11. There is 1 period in highlight in the last 8 games as a visitor for all competitions: suffered 5 of his 8 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).

FC Porto came to this game motivated, after a home win, 4-2, at the reception of Guimarães: Aboubakar, Brahimi and Marega scored the goals of the comeback. The outside club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, unlike the opponent of this match, in which the two most advanced players are Aboubakar and Marega, with a highlight for the latter, which is going through an excellent moment of form. In the central area of ​​the terrain it is possible that Brahimi, Danilo, Óliver and Corona act.

Insider TIP: Over 2.5 goals – 1.71

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