29
Jan

Portimonense vs Chaves (Portugal Primeira) LOST 0:1

Portimonense plays a great season. There was a question how they will perform without key player Shoya Nakajima but they showed strong team spirit, were good against Braga and recently won vs Boavista as visitors. Nakajima(13/5/5) is back in the team, he is not 100% fit yet but will be present on bench and should be used in second half. But, another important player is back in the team too, Manafa(15/2/3) returns after suspension.
Midfielder Ewerton(15/1) will miss for hosts. Chaves is bottom placed team, scored just 4 goals on road (1-1-7 record away from home). They improved a bit recently but Porto ruined their confidence in recent match with 4 scored goals in their home. Chaves, looking on the table need points to save themselves from relegation but will try to win mainly at home turf, next big game against Maritimo is in 5 days. Midfielders Ghazaryan(9/3) and Teixeira(8/0) are out while defender Paulinho(15/0) returns to the team. Arrivals/Departures of winter transfer window are showing that board of Chaves has no much trust when we talk about survival in Primeira. Defender Marcao(17/2) left to Galatasaray while midfielder Eustaquio(16/0) is transfered to Cruz Azul. Both were key players. Hosts are motivated for win here also because they lost as visitors vs Chaves in both last games. PICK: Portimonense -0.5 1.83 Pinnacle