Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI will host Friday’s football game between Boavista and Famalicao. The Black and Whites failed to impress in the local derby to Porto (1-4), but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Boavista are undefeated in the 2021/2022 Primeira Liga season, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Famalicao.
Defender Reggie Cannon, who limped off with injury in O Derby da Invicta, is unlikely to feature against Famalicao. Ivo Vieira’s troops, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Vizela. Famalicao have been having their ups and downs of late, but they are surely capable of holding Boavista to a draw at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI. Ivo Vieira should have a full squad to choose from for Friday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Yusupha Njie):
Born in Banjul, Gambia, on January 3, 1994, Yusupha Njie is a forward who plays for Boavista in Primeira Liga. Njie began his youth career at Wealers FC, and in 2004 he moved to Cherno Samba Academy to continue his football development.
The Gambia international played for the likes of Real de Banjul and FUS Rabat at the senior level before signing a loan deal with Boavista in the 2017/2018 season. He later joined the Primeira Liga club permanently. In July 2018, Yusupha Njie reportedly signed a contract with French Club Stade de Reims, but the deal was canceled due to failed medical.
The Gambian footballer made his Boavista debut in Primeira Liga on August 7, 2017, in a 2-1 loss to Portimonense. Speaking of his international career, Yusupha Njie made his Gambia debut on June 11, 2017, in a 1-0 loss to Benin in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. His primary position is centre-forward, but he is used as a right winger and a second striker as well.
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.