Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Vitoria Guimaraes, Belenenses will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they welcome Famalicao at their Estadio Nacional do Jamor. O Belem looked solid at the back in the season opener, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Monday’s football game. The likes of Kau and Varela, though, are likely to miss the game through injury.
Famalicao, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 loss to Benfica, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Considering that several first-team regulars left Famalicao in the summer transfer window, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Joao Pedro Sousa has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to the suburbs of Lisbon.
Highlighted Player (Goncalo Silva):
Born in Barreiro, Portugal, on June 4, 1991, Goncalo Silva is a defender who plays for Belenenses. After starting his youth career at Barreirense, Goncalo Silva moved to Lousada before the start of the 2010/2011 season.
After making 28 appearances in the league for the club, the Portuguese defender joined Atletico Club de Portugal in the 2011/2012 season. In 2012 Goncalo Silva signed a deal with Braga B, but after scoring two goals in 83 appearances for the club, he joined his current club Belenenses in 2015.
The Portuguese footballer made his Primeira Liga debut in on October 26, 2015, in a 1-0 win over Uniao Madeira. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right-back as well. Goncalo Silva has one cap for the Portugal U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team. His preferred foot is right.
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.