2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga – Pacos de Ferreira vs Belenenses Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Pacos de Ferreira vs Belenenses taking place? Wednesday 17th June, 2020 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Pacos de Ferreira vs Belenenses taking place? Estádio da Capital do Móvel, Paços de Ferreira

Where can I get tickets for Pacos de Ferreira vs Belenenses? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

What television channel is Pacos de Ferreira vs Belenenses on? FreeSports have the rights to Portuguese Primeira Liga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Pacos de Ferreira vs Belenenses? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

Bet365 subscribers can stream Portuguese Primeira Liga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

PACOS DE FERREIRA

  • Pacos de Ferreira are hovering above the drop zone and after Portimonense picked up yet another point on Tuesday night, the gap between the two teams has been reduced to just four points now.
  • They will make one enforced change as defensive midfielder Luiz Carlos is suspended after being booked last time out so they make one change there although they can welcome back Bruno Teles after his own ban.
  • Coach Pepa has been rotating his team significantly in the first couple of matches since the restart and that policy is expected to continue here with Helder Ferreira, Eustaquio and Bruno Santos all candidates to come back in.

BELENENSES

  • Belenenses extended their unbeaten run to six matches with their draw against Vitoria Guimaraes last time out and while they were on the back foot for much of that game, they battled incredibly well.
  • They are one of the teams most affected by injuries right now as they could have as many as six missing for this match so coach Petit’s options for rotation are significantly impacted by that.
  • Chima Akas and veteran wide man Silvestre Varela have an outside chance of coming back into the squad for this match while Ruben Liam and Dieguinho could both be brought into the side to freshen them up.

THE PREDICTION

This is a key match for Pacos de Ferreira who can take a major step towards survival and potentially drag Belenenses back into the scrap. The hosts have been in reasonable form since the restart and beating Rio Ave and then narrowly losing by a single goal at Sporting. Their biggest focus coming into this match may be on avoiding defeat and that could equally suit an injury-hit Belenenses side, so a stalemate could well be on the cards.

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