Joomla to WordPress - moving MySQL db

I am moving a news portal running on Joomla to WordPress. The portal is also being moved to a new host.
I have already installed WordPress on the new host, and now I’m ready to back up the MySQL databases (5 total) in Joomla.

Here is my question.

Should I install WordPress on the current server where Joomla resides, and then backup the databases and use the Joomla to WordPress
migrator plugin from WordPress? And then backup these WordPress databases, and move then to the new server where the fresh copy of WordPress is installed?


Should I backup the the Joomla databases and directly import them to the new server using the Joomla to WP migrator plugin?

Any help is appreciateed.