Casa Pia vs Estoril for the Portuguese Liga Pro championship match on Sunday at Pina Manique Stadium.
An exciting game this Sunday with a duel between two teams with very different objectives in the competition with Casa Pia trying to stay in this division after the promotion in the previous season while Estoril will attack the climb even after a poor start where they lost two in two games.
Casa Pia seems to me to be one of the weakest teams in the league, and after two defeats in two matches, they have a very complicated game at home where they host Estoril, who is one of the leading contenders for the First League.
In the first round Casa Pia started with the advantage at Farense, losing 3-1, something that was repeated in the second round this time at home against Penafiel but this time they would lose 2-1. Two results against difficult teams that are starting to reveal some squad problems for this league.
On the other side, we have Estoril who, like Casa Pia, started the championship with two defeats, but we have a team that, despite the bad start, has a lot of quality inside the squad that if it starts to enter a good phase, it will be difficult to stop.
In the last season, things did not go as well as expected, so this year the team changed some pieces again coming in very strong and with high expectations.
The team after the bad start urgently needs a win to raise the anaemic levels, and there is an opponent here that they can beat.
I believe it will be a balanced game with both teams looking for the first points in the championship.
Although Casa Pia plays at home where has already beaten Boavista squad, this time I give the favouritism to visitors who I believe has the potential for much more.