Our prediction for this Portugal League Cup match:
Estadio de Sao Miguel will host Sunday’s football game between Santa Clara and Casa Pia. Santa Clara suffered a dip in form in the Primeira Liga, with the team experiencing all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 home loss to Sporting CP. Os Acoreanos kicked off their Taca da Liga campaign with a 1-0 loss to Porto, with the team losing to Chaves in their second group game.
This has to go down as a must-win game for the Primeira Liga side, and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s clash. Casa Pia, on the other hand, are on a four-game losing run in the Segunda Liga. The visitors are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Ponta Delgada, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Santa Clara’s party at Estadio de Sao Miguel.
Highlighted Player (Osama Rashid):
Osama Rashid is an Iraq international who began his youth career at ZOB. In 1999 he was spotted by Feyenoord scouts and brought to De Kuip stadium, but he did not see any game action for de Trots van Zuid in the Eredivisie at senior level.
The central midfielder played for the likes of Den Bosch, Excelsior, Alphense Boys, Farense, and Lokomotiv Plovdiv before joining Santa Clara in the winter of 2017. Osama Rashid made his Santa Clara debut against Gil Vicente on February 12, 2017, coming as a substitute in the second half of the match. Speaking of his international career, Rashid played for the Netherlands youth teams, but he decided to represent Iraq at the senior level.
Osama Rashid made his Iraq debut on October 11, 2012, in a 6-0 loss to Brazil. His primary position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking and defensive midfielder as well. The Santa Clara footballer was born in Kirkuk, Iraq, on January 17, 1992, and he wears the number 6 jersey.