Moreirense predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 28
- Winning Bets: 10
- Average Odds: 2.47
- Overall Stake : 190
- Profit: 137.69
- Yield: -27.53 %
The 2020/21 Primeira Liga season will be the 7th consecutive for Moreirense, which marks their longest stint in the top flight in recent memory.
They went through a sudden surge in performance in 2018/19, climbing up 8 table positions compared to the previous year. Most fans hoped the northerners finally got their time in the spotlight, which makes 2019/20’s position 8 a bit of a disappointment.
As such, their eventual result this season can be anywhere between 12th and 6th. All of this means that making good Moreirense betting predictions is a bit of a thankless job. Inconsistency is a bettor’s worst enemy, and this team have it in spades.
Moreirense Key Players
The Green and Whites’ squad this year boasts a healthy combination of previously established high-value players and some notable new arrivals. Overall, it seems coach César Peixoto is trying to model the lineup after 2018/19’s, which makes a lot of sense.
Attacking Midfielder Filipe Soares has proven to be the teams most valuable asset – at least when it comes to attacking. In fact, offensive midfielders are the key to Moreirense’s formation - Pedro Nuno is another great example, and this year they also loaned David Tavares from Benfica’s B Team.
The defensive line, however, seems to have undergone some more thorough changes. For instance, Mateus Pasinato was signed as a goalkeeper as a prospective young player from Brazil.
Braga’s Pedro Amador also joined up as a left-back, while Nahuel Ferraresi filled the role of centre-back – a position Moreirense had trouble with in the past.
There has never been a particular team to hold a special kind of grudge against Moreirense, but the fact that Ivo Vieira, the manager who led them to the sixth-place finish last season, left this summer to join Vitoria de Guimaraes – the team that beat Moreirense to a place in the Europa League qualifications on mere goal-difference, might act as a catalyst to establishing a rivalry, at least while Vieira is involved with either club. It’s also worth mentioning that the same thing happened with Manuel Machado in 2004.
Moreirense FC was founded in 1938. It was relatively stable in terms of its status as a top flight club all the way until 1995, when they first suffered relegation. They came back in 2002, and under the command of Manuel Machado, they re-established themselves as a regular mid-table side in the Primeira Liga.
But after Machados left to join Guimaraes, the real troubles began for Moreirense. They suffered consecutive relegations, and it took them four years to return to the second division, and then another two to make it back into the top flight. They were relegated again in 2013, however, but earned promotion straight away and haven’t left the league since.
The sixth place finish last season that surprised many, was actually their best league result ever, but they will still have to do a bit more to earn a place in a European competition. But that success wasn’t the only surprise they have managed to pull off so far. In 2017, they won the League Cup (Taca de Liga), the only piece of national silverware that their 81-year history has seen, and t just may be that it has given their team somesignificant motivation for the upcoming years.