Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Monday’s football game between Arouca and Famalicao will bring down the curtain on day 9 of the new Portugal Primeira Liga campaign. Os Arouquenses have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team scoring no more than seven goals this season. The home side will try to end their five-game winless run, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. Sema Velazquez has yet to recover from his knee injury.
Pedro Rui Silva’s troops, on the other hand, ended their three-game losing run thanks to an impressive 4-0 win over Boavista. The visiting team are likely to rely on their solid defence in Monday’s clash and we are positive that they will adopt a defence-minded approach against Arouca. Taking everything into account, a low-scoring affair is on the horizon. All Martin Aguirregabiria, Ivan Jaime and Diogo Lucas Queiros remain in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Judilson Mamadu Tuncará Gomes):
Nicknamed Pele, Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes is a 183-cm-tall midfielder who was born in Aqualva-Cacem Portugal. Despite being born in Portugal, Pele decided to represent Guinea-Bissau on the international stage. Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes made two appearances Portugal U19 team, while receiving a call-up for the U20 team for a friendly against France.
Speaking of his senior debut, Pele played his first match for Guinea-Bissau on June 10, 2017 in a 1-0 win over Namibia. As for his club career, the Guinea-Bissau international played for the likes of Belenenses, Genoa, Milan, Arsenal Kyiv, Olhanense, Benfica, Pacos Ferreira, Feirense, Rio Ave and Monaco before joining Nottingham Forest on loan in 2019.
His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Pele’s preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Monaco which should expire on June 30, 2023.
Highlighted Team (Famalicao):
Founded on August 21, 1931, Famalicao are a Portuguese football club that compete in the Primeira Liga. The colour of their home kit is white, with the team wearing blue shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.
Famalicao welcome their rivals at Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho Vila Nova de Famalicao, the venue with the capacity of 5,307 people. The stadium was opened in 1952 and ever since has been serving as the team’s home ground. Famalicao are owned by Quantum Pacific Group, the company which has a 32% share of famous La Liga side Atletico Madrid as well.
The Azuis e Brancos secured promotion to Primeira Liga for the first time in the 1946/1947 season and they returned to the Portuguese elite division in 2019. Famalicao recorded a 2-0 win over Santa Clara on their return to the Portuguese top flight, with Toni Martinez and Anderson finding the net for the visitors.