Separated by just one point in the standings and waging a direct battle in the fight against relegation, Portimonense and Paços de Ferreira have their paths crossed on Saturday, January 11, in duel for the sixteenth round of the 2019/2020 Portuguese Championship. , the penultimate of the first round.
The match will take place in the Municipal Stadium of Portimão, in Portimão. Start is scheduled for 12:30 GMT
With 18 participants, the Portuguese soccer elite division has 34 scheduled matches in its season.
At the end of the dispute, only champion has a guaranteed place in the Champions League.
The deputy has to go through the qualifiers to get there. The same goes for vacancies for Europa League.
The third place goes straight to the key stage and the fourth has to play the selective.
The last three fall to Second Division.
The Portimonense managed to turn the year out of the sticking area, but the situation was reversed in the first match of 2020.
When facing Boavista in Porto, the team was just 1-1 on Saturday, January 4, falling to seventeenth position in the league table, the first in the relegation zone.
Has 13 points (two wins, seven draws and six losses). He extended his unsuccessful sequence to four matches with both defeats and the draw he inherited in the 2019 final stretch. On that list is the 4-2 home defeat by Sporting that lifted him out of the League Cup. Portugal.
As home team, the Portimão team also has the second worst performance of the First League.
Of the 21 points he played in his stadium he won only six (one win, three draws and three losses) having scored seven goals and conceded ten.
Paços de Ferreira
It was Paços de Ferreira who was responsible for winning the position of Portimonense.
The team, which had won two of their last three games last year, showed that the holiday break was not able to interrupt their growth trajectory.
On Sunday, January 5, at home, beat Moreirense 1-0. It was up to Bruno Santos, in the 14th minute of the first stage, to score the victory goal.
Then the owners of the house tried to manage the marker without going through big scares. Goalkeeper Ricardo Ribeiro made only one save throughout the match.
With this, Paços de Ferreira reached the level of 14 points (four wins, two draws and nine losses), rising to sixteenth position in the league table of the Portuguese Championship.
As a visitor, he also features the third worst campaign of the tournament.
Of the 21 points that played as column two he won four (one win, one draw and five losses) having scored four goals and conceded 14.
Football Prediction of the Day Portimonense vs Paços de Ferreira
Portimonense and Paços de Ferreira are not in the last positions of the First League by accident. They presented very little football throughout the season. Faced with a confrontation where the technical difference between the teams is quite small, the prognosis in equality ends up being a good guess for the meeting this Saturday for the sixteenth round of the 2019/2020 version of the Portuguese Championship.
Bet Tips: DRAW