Our prediction for this Portugal League Cup match:
Braga will be aiming to kick off their Taca da Liga campaign in style when they face Trofense at their Estadio Municipal de Braga. The Reds are seen as hot favourites to win Saturday’s clash, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. All Racic, Vitinha, Niakate, and Gomez are pushing for a start as boss Artur Jorge is likely to mix the squad against the Liga Portugal 2 side.
Trofense, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team losing to both Farense and Academico Viseu in the last two league matches. Since the visiting side have been struggling in front of goal of late, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the Primeira Liga side. Da Silva is widely expected to replace Andrezinho in Trofense’s starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Ricardo Horta):
Ricardo Horta is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Braga in Primeira Liga. Born in Sobreda, Portugal, on September 15, 1994, Ricardo Horta spent his youth career at Ginasio Corroios, Benfica, and Vitoria Setubal.
The 173-cm-tall winger continued playing for Setubal at the senior level, but he moved to Malaga in the summer of 2014, signing a five-year deal with the La Liga outfit. Ricardo Horta scored only one goal in 48 appearances for los Boquerones in the Spanish top flight before signing a loan deal with Braga. In July 2017, he signed a permanent contract with the Minhotos.
Ricardo Horta made his Primeira Liga debut against Rio Ave back in April 2013, during his spell with Vitoria Setubal. His primary position is left winger, but he is capable of producing good performances as a right winger as well. He made his Portugal debut in a 1-0 loss to Albania in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.