Braga – Porto 30.11.2012
Not even one week passed since the league game between the two teams, which end with the win of FC Porto 2-0, and Braga and FC Porto plays tonight the most tasteful game of the 1/8 finals of Taca de Portugal.
The hosts are more pressured, not only due to the defeat suffered in the last Sunday against this same opponent, but due to the negative series they are making. Recently they said goodbye to the European competitions (will face Galatasaray just for the calendar) and is third in the league, nine points behind the leadership. José Peseiro already received a confidnce vote , but a possible knock out from the Cup of Portugal will be another hard punch…
Match: Braga – Porto 21.15h
League: Portugal Cup
Our prediction: draw no bet Away (dnb2) Odds: 1.65
After the hard win, suffered and only sealed in the last minutes, to the day 10 of the league, Liga Zon Sagres, the FC.Porto returns to Axa – Pedreira, to face again Braga, this time for the Portugal Cup. There are no equal games, but there is one sure: the problems will be the same, for the reasons predicted to the league game and confirmed by the same game. Like this and analyzing today’s game, i believe in a better Porto, an Porto capable of keeping the same mentality and spirit, but more fresh, more capable of prolongate during all the game the quality and like this back to win.
It is true that the next Tuesday Porto will have a important game for Champions, where the first place of the group will be discussed, many money and prestige, facing one of the teams of the moment in the European football. But, in opposition to the Tuesday game, a defeat today will knock out Porto from Portugal Cup, the second more important Portuguese competition, a season target. Like this, and if it is expected to save one or two players, i also expect that the changes won’t cause problems to the team spirit and balance.