Over 1.5 goals at Penafiel vs Moreirense 1/2 for Thursday’s Portugal League Cup opener
Competition: Portugal League Cup
Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
Two sides who are looking to open this season’s Portugal League Cup with an early flurry, Penafiel will host Moreirense on Thursday night.
Starting with the hosts, managing to make a much-welcomed return to winning ways last weekend, Penafiel will be desperate to keep up that momentum here. In their 13 second-tier matchups so far this season, they have recorded four wins, six draws and three defeats, scoring 14 and conceding 13 in return. Managing to muster a points tally of 18, they currently find themselves sat 11th in the standings and one-point adrift of finding a route into the top-half. However, as for their recent run of results, last seen picking up a 2-1 victory away at Benfica B, that was the first win that Penafiel have collected from their last six matchups across all formats. However, it should be highlighted, Thursday’s hosts have seen five of their previous six home fixtures finish with over 1.5 goals.
As for the visitors, while Moreirense might have been last seen snatching a point, they do have the feel of a side seeking some recent stability. In their 13 second-tier matchups so far this season, they have recorded 10 victories, two draws and just a single defeat, scoring 31 and conceding 14 in return. Managing to muster a points tally of 32, they currently find themselves sat at the top of the standings and holding a commanding seven-point buffer over the chasing pack. As for their recent run of results, last seen playing out a 1-1 draw away at Tondela, Moreirense have managed to win just one of their previous four meetings against second-tier opposition. However, with Thursday’s guests seeing each of their last 15 straight outings finish with over 1.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome here.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Penafiel vs Moreirense 1/2 for Thursday’s Portugal League Cup opener @ 888sport