League: Portuguese Primeira Liga
Portimonense – Moreirense
Pick: Under 2.5 match goals
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
- Portimonense have gone four games without a win following three victories in a row.
- Moreirense have gone five games without a win and have just one win in their last nine.
- Four of the last five matches between these sides have ended with under 2.5 goals.
Bore draw in Portimonense
Moreirense travel to Portimonense on Monday night hoping to find a win to keep their faint European hopes alive whilst the hosts will be battling to avoid being pulled closer to the relegation zone.
The hosts have failed to win in four games and this has stopped them from pulling away from the relegation zone, with just four points separating them and the bottom three. That buffer might be enough but they still need to pick up points to avoiding dropping further down the table.
Portimonense have struggled just as much in recent weeks but their poor form (no win in five games) has kept them from pushing into the top six and claiming a European qualification place. A win here could cut the deficit to just two points and they will be desperate for the three points.
With both sides struggling we can see this being a very close contest and we’re backing this match to have under 2.5 goals, something that has happened in four of the last five meetings between the two sides. We can’t separate these teams and, as a result, we’re forecasting a 1-1 draw in this match.