Moreirense vs Portimonense for the Portuguese Primeira Liga championship match on Friday at Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Park Stadium.
Moreirense comes for this match of the 4th round of the Portuguese championship, having so far added 4 points out of 9 already played, with good results against Gil Vicente (3-0 home win) and Vitória de Setúbal (draw without away goals), and the only really typical result was a 3-1 loss to Braga coached by Sá Pinto, which puts the team coached by Vítor Campelos’s with a more or less quiet start .
As for the Portimonense team, they are entering this new match of the Primeira Liga national football and are also having a positive start to the season, scoring the same 4 points as their opponent in this match.
After beating Tondela 2-1 away from home, and a draw with Belenenses SAD on their home ground (0-0), although they lost in the previous round against Sporting (1-3), and in the first match of the season advanced in the League Cup, beating Académica (2) -0).
In a match where we are going to watch two teams that are expected, at least theoretically, to be two of the many contenders for the permanence fight, although probably not even the leading candidates due to their recent performance.
Notably last season, when they fought for more significant, much bigger goals (in the case of Moreira de Cónegos’ team), and as we are still at an early stage, we should have here a game marked by relative balance throughout the match and with a clear defensive solidity, especially from the home team, who will use the fan support to motivate themselves, which in my view should ensure that this meeting will be marked by a few clear goal occasions and so is not likely to end with over.