- Number of Bets: 11
- Winning Bets: 2
- Average Odds: 2.57
- Overall Stake : 70
- Profit: 16.5
- Yield: -76.43 %
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.