Foot Predictions shows the confrontation of the First League on Friday between Paços de Ferreira and Nacional, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Pacos Ferreira enter the Premier League game with National on Friday night looking to narrow the gap for Benfica, fourth placed, to just one point.
Meanwhile, Nacional have lost their last three games in Portugal’s top flight, leaving them just three points ahead of the relegation zone.
With Porto and Benfica having fought for victories recently, Paços de Ferreira may never have a better chance of finishing ahead of the two Portuguese giants in the Premier League.
Yet, Pepathe immediate concern is to ensure that your team does not fall from the top five, after adding just four points in so many matches.
The last setback, a 3-0 defeat in Santa Clara, represented a major blow to Os Castores, who are now just three points behind Vitória de Guimarães.
While a home game against Nacional gives Paços de Ferreira every chance to get back on track, Pepa will worry about how his team has dealt with the consecutive defeat of six consecutive wins.
On the positive side, it is necessary to return to the 27th of September for the last defeat of the club at home, a period that extends for nine matches.
Nacional’s campaign has been a tale of inconsistencies, with unbeatable and consecutive runs of defeats occurring in equal measure.
The way it is, Luis freire He has seen his team lose consecutive games to Farense, Belenenses and Braga, a sequence that follows eight points won in four games.
Now sitting in 12th position and just three points from last place, all members of Alvinegros will be frustrated with their current situation.
However, he only scored in three of the last 13 matches, a comeback that will only cheer up Freire before the trip to Estádio da Mata Real.
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Pepa must make several changes to his Paços de Ferreira team, including transferring a recall to left-back Pedro Rebocho.
João Pedro can only be considered for the start of their second league of the season, while Joao amaral is also fighting for a spot on the team.
National goalkeeper Riccardo Piscitelli should keep his place between the sticks, despite his poor performance against Braga.
Ruben Micael is in line for a midfield recall, with Bryan Rochez an alternative on one of the flanks if Freire opts for fresher legs.
Possible initial lineup of Pacos de Ferreira:
Jordi; Fonseca, Marcelo, Maracas, Rebocho; Carlos, Eustáquio, Costa; Ferreira, Tanque, Santos
Possible national roster:
Piscitelli; Kalindi, Pedrao, Correia, Vicar; Ramos, Borges, Micael; Thill, Riascos, Gorre
Probability: Paços de Ferreira 2-1 National
With the European qualification in view, Paços de Ferreira has struggled to withstand the pressure in recent weeks. However, we are supporting the home team to reach victory on Friday, possibly by the odd goal in three against an out-of-form opponent.
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