Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After suffering ten consecutive defeats in the Primeira Liga, Desportivo Aves will be looking to return to get back on course when they take on Sporting Braga at their Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves on Saturday evening. Nuno Manta Santos’ troops are stuck at the bottom of the Primeira Liga standings, with the team collecting only three points from possible 36, meaning that the lack of confidence is likely to prove to be the team’s biggest problem in Saturday’s football match.
Braga, on the other hand, recorded a very important 2-0 win over Rio Ave on Monday evening, with the team climbing to the sixth position in the standings. Sa Pinto’s troops outplayed Vitoria Guimaraes 2-0 in their last league match, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Vila das Aves. Anyhow, the visitors have been in a much better form of late than the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Enzo Zidane):
Enzo Fernandez is the son of a famous French footballer Zinedine Zidane. Enzo began his career at the youth team of Juventus and in 2004 he joined La Liga giants Real Madrid. The talented midfielder was making progress year by year during his spell at Real Madrid and it has to be noted that he played 78 games for Castilla in Segunda Division.
In the summer of 2017 he joined La Liga side Deportivo Alaves signing a three-year deal with the club for an undisclosed fee. Enzo was born in Bordeaux, France on March 24, 1995 and he was baptized by his father Zinedine in honour of legendary Uruguayan footballer Enzo Francescoli.
Speaking of his international career, the Alaves midfielder is eligible to play for Spain or France at senior level. Enzo Zidane has one cap for Spain U15 team and he made two appearances for France U19 team. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Braga):
Braga are a Portuguese club that have always been in the shadow of Primeira Liga giants Porto, Benfica and Sporting. Os Minhotos were founded on 19 January, 1921 and they originally played in green and white kits. After the World War II they changed their kits to red and they have been wearing red shirts and white shorts ever since.
Braga play their home games at Estadio Municipal de Braga, the stadium that was opened in December, 2003. Os Minhotos have yet to win the Primeira Liga title, but they finished the 2009/2010 campaign in second position in the standings, just five points behind champions Benfica.
In 2011 Braga participated in the Europa League final, but fellow Portuguese outfit Porto proved to be a big catch for Os Minhotos. Anyhow, that is regarded as the club’s biggest success. Vitoria de Guimaraes are considered Braga’s bitter rivals and the two teams face each other in the Minho derby.