The Primeira Liga leaders will take on Moreirense for Friday’s league game. After things went west for FC Porto in the Taca de Liga, losing 1-3 against Sporting in the penalty shootout, Porto won’t be letting the league title slip off of their hands.
Kick-off Time: 8:30 pm, February 8, 2019 (UK time)
Stadium: Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Frei
Live Streaming: Bet365 (UK)
Fabio Pacheco and Angelo Neto are expected to pair in defensive midfield, given their performance after Loum’s departure. Nene, who missed against Vitoria FC is a doubt. Either Halliche or Ivanildo will have a place at center-back.
For Porto, Moussa Marega will out of the clash due to a thigh injury, joining Vincent Aboubakar in the medical room. With Marega set to on the sidelines, Soares might be a sole striker ahead of Friday’s clash. Loum N’Diaye could make his debut for Porto against his former club, Moreirense.
Moreirense, sitting in the fifth place with 5 points off the top four, things can take a huge turnabout. The next Champions League fixture might be knocking on the team.
FC Porto might be up for a great week both at home and in Europe. Ahead of their Champions League clash with A.S. Roma, they might to looking to make a big statement for the Serie A side, with a win today. A win will ensure Porto a clear three points at the top of the league table by the end of the game week.
NWTVL Prediction: 0 Moreirense – 2 FC Porto