Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio Municipal de Arouca will host Friday’s football game between Arouca and Famalicao, the two teams who have been struggling at the start of the season. Arouca have yet to find the net on their return to Primeira Liga, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in Friday’s clash. Since first-choice goalkeeper Victor Braga misses the game through suspension, home win should not be considered.
Famalicao, on the other hand, head into the game following back-to-back losses to the likes of Ferreira and Porto. Ivo Vieira’s troops are eager to record their first win of the season, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to do so. Ivo Rodrigues, who limped off with injury in the defeat to Porto, is unlikely to feature against Arouca, with Pablo pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Patrick William):
Born in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, on June 3, 1997, Patrick William is a defender who plays for Famalicao in Primeira Liga. William began his senior career at Tupi, and he play for the likes of Ceara and Vila Nova as well before signing a five-year contract with Famalicao in 2019.
The Brazilian footballer made his debut in the Portuguese elite division on August 8, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Santa Clara. He scored his first goal for the Azuis e Brancos in a 1-0 win over Rio Ave on August 16, 2019, finding the net in the 66th minute of the match.
Patrick William’s preferred foot is right, and his primary position is a centre-back. The player who wears the number 97 shirt at Famalicao, has a contract with the club until June 2024. The Famalicao defender has yet to make his debut with the Brazil national team.
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.