Moreirense vs Farense Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Portuguese Primeira Liga
When is Moreirense vs Farense on and what time does it start? Moreirense vs Farense will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 2023 – 15:30 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Moreirense vs Farense? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What channel is Moreirense vs Farense on in the UK? Some Portuguese Primeira Liga matches are televised on either TNT Sports or Viaplay Sports in the UK so it is worth checking their schedules
Where can I Moreirense vs Farense in the UK? If televised on either TNT Sports or Viaplay Sports, the match can be streamed on their respective streaming platforms
Portuguese football has gained a reputation for being needlessly reactive and very defensive with a low-scoring theme. However, Moreirense gained promotion to the top-flight last season playing a much more progressive style of football and eventually scoring 25 goals more than any other team in the second-tier.
They come into this on the back of a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Sporting CP in their most recent outing, last weekend. Moreirense have managed just one win in their opening five matches of the campaign but they have only suffered two defeats with those losses coming against two teams from last season’s top four: Braga and Sporting.
Much like their hosts, Farense also gained promotion out of the second-tier last season, finishing second and going up automatically. Again, much like their hosts, they did so playing a more progressive style of football, albeit not nearly as free scoring, under the management of Vasco Faisca but he has since been replaced by Jose Mota.
Jose Mota is a controversial appointment. The journeyman coach was in charge of Pacos de Ferreira for a spell last season, as they were relegated out of the top-tier. Farense have started the 2023/24 campaign with two victories and three defeats in their opening five matches as they sit in the middle-of-the-table.
THE TEAM NEWS
Moreirense will not be able to name an unchanged eleven for this weekend’s fixture against Farense after Marcas was red carded in last week’s defeat to Sporting.
PREDICTED XI (3-4-3): Oliveira Silva; Ramos, Marcelo, Frimpong; Fabiano, Ofori, Franco, Amador; Camacho, Luis, Alan
UNAVAILABLE: Maracas (Suspended), Pinto (Injured)
Farense will be without Jhon Velasquez for this weekend’s trip to Moreirense, who they gained promotion alongside in the Primeira Liga last weekend.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Velho; Pastor, Silva, Jorge, Talocha; Isidoro, Falcao, Oliveira; Belloumi, Duarte, Costa
UNAVAILABLE: Velasquez (Injured)
The home team have showed that they can compete in the top-flight playing their own way, despite having won one game fewer than their opposition. Moreirense were by far the better side last weekend and they will be expected to eventually finish above their opponents this weekend, especially with Farense moving on from Vasco Faisca to Jose Mota. Given their home advantage, backing Moreirense looks the way to go for this one.
TIP: MOREIRENSE TO WIN