Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Arouca play host to Belenenses at their Estadio Municipal de Arouca on the last day of the season. Despite suffering a 1-0 loss at Braga, Arouca managed to secure the Primeira Liga survival, meaning that head coach Armando Evangelista can breathe easier ahead of Saturday’s clash. Evangelista is widely expected to mix the squad, with all Araujo, Alves Santos, Maques, and Pite pushing for a start. Tiago Esgaio is back to contention after he was ineligible to face Braga at the weekend.
O Belem, on the other hand, aim to avoid automatic relegation to the Portuguese second tier. Belenenses, though, are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Both Sandro Raniere and Sphephelo Sithole are back from suspensions, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Nuno ):
After spending his youth career at the likes of Buarcos, Naval, Benfica, and Academica, Pedro Nuno continued playing for the Briosa at the senior level. Pedro Nuno scored five goals in 25 appearances for Academica in the league, which persuaded Benfica chiefs to sign him on November 28, 2016.
The Portuguese midfielder, though, was immediately sent on loan to Tondela, where he scored four goals in 45 appearances for the club. In 2018 Pedro Nuno moved to Moreirense, and he has been playing for Os verdes e brancos ever since. He made his Primeira Liga debut with Moreirense on August 11, 2019, in a 3-1 away loss to Sporting Braga.
Pedro Nuno was born in Buarcos, Portugal, on January 13, 1995, and he wears the number 27 jersey at Moreirense. His primary position is left winger, but he is used as both second striker and attacking midfielder. Pedro Nuno has yet to make his debut with the Portugal senior team.
Highlighted Team (Belenenses):
Founded on September 23, 1919, Belenenses are a Portuguese club that host their rivals at Estado do Restelo. The stadium can hold up to 19,856 spectators and it was built in 1956. O Belem play home games in blue shirts and white shorts and white is the dominant colour of their away kit.
By beating the likes of IFK Goteborg and Rheindorf Altach Belenenses booked their place in the Europa League group stages in the 2015/2016 season. Despite defeating Swiss side Basel in their group, the Portuguese club eventually finished the process in the last position in the standings.
The Estado do Restelo outfit did well to win the Primeira Liga trophy in the 1945/1946 season, with the team finishing the season only one point clear of second-placed Benfica. Speaking of the Portuguese Cup, Belenenses clinched their third Taca de Portugal trophy in the 1988/1989 season. Vitor Godinho is the player with most appearances for the club (272).