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Moreirense and Belenenses meet in the Sports Park Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Fr, in a match of the 16th round of Liga Sagres. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 29-12-2016, in a League Cup game that ended in a draw for (3-3). The goals of the match were scored by Roberto (38 ‘and 84’) and Cauê (76 ‘) for Moreirense and Roberto (65’ Autogolo), André Sousa (70 ‘) and Miguel Rosa (73’) for Belenenses.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in 17th place, having won 11 points. In the last match, they lost with Braga away by (2-1), after in the previous game to have lost at home, in a game against Arouca, by (1-4). The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Porto by (1-0). For the championship, Moreirense had 5 points in 21 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 7 games he played in his stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 3 of their 7 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 15 games in the competition, never managed to turn the score in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he has conceded 5 of his 14 goals in between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Moreirense’s team comes to this game with a 1-0 home victory over FC Porto, thus advancing to the finals of the League Cup: the only goal was scored by Chico Geraldes. In this match inside the house, coach Augusto Inácio should line up in the usual 4-2-3-1 with Roberto being the most offensive reference of the team. However, Emmanuel Boateng is the greatest goalscorer of Moreirense with 4 goals scored. For this game the home manager can not rely only on Stefanovic due to injury.
The visiting team is currently in 11th place with 17 points, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Paços Ferreira by (1-0). In the last match, lost at home to Sporting by (0-1). In the last game that played, for the League Cup, drew with Feirense at home (2-2). His last game as a visitor was for the League Cup and ended with a tie (3-3) against Moreirense. In the last eight away games, Belenenses have won 2, 2 draws and 4 losses, having won 8 points out of 24. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results in the interval: 0-0 (3 in 8 games) and 1-0 (3 in 8 games). The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 6 of their last 8 games by the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 7 away games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: scored 4 of his 6 goals in minutes (61′-75 ‘); Suffered 4 of his 7 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Belenenses team arrives at this game with a 2-2 draw at home against Feirense, thus registering the fourth consecutive game without proving the taste of victory: the goals were scored by Tiago Caeiro and Miguel Rosa. In this match the technician Quim Machado should line up in 4-3-3 benefiting the defensive organization and the counterattacks, exploiting in the best way the defensive fragilities of the opponent. Abel Camará is the great highlight of Belenenses with 3 goals scored in the championship. It seems that the coach can not count on Betinho, player who recovers from injury.
Prediction: Moreirense 1x @ 1.40