Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Braga will be aiming to make amends for a massive 5-0 loss to Sporting CP when they take on Farense in the Primeira Liga round 22. The Reds are eyeing their sixth home win of the process and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Os Leoes de Faro. Simon Banza is back from the international duty, while both Adrian Marin and Bruma are sidelined with injuries.
Farense, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, but seeing that Braga are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. In their last encounter at the venue Braga defeated Farense 1-0, which goes in favour of our prediction. Rui Costa is out of contention with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Ricardo Horta):
Ricardo Horta is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Braga in Primeira Liga. Born in Sobreda, Portugal, on September 15, 1994, Ricardo Horta spent his youth career at Ginasio Corroios, Benfica, and Vitoria Setubal.
The 173-cm-tall winger continued playing for Setubal at the senior level, but he moved to Malaga in the summer of 2014, signing a five-year deal with the La Liga outfit. Ricardo Horta scored only one goal in 48 appearances for los Boquerones in the Spanish top flight before signing a loan deal with Braga. In July 2017, he signed a permanent contract with the Minhotos.
Ricardo Horta made his Primeira Liga debut against Rio Ave back in April 2013, during his spell with Vitoria Setubal. His primary position is left winger, but he is capable of producing good performances as a right winger as well. He made his Portugal debut in a 1-0 loss to Albania in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Farense):
Established on April 1, 1910, S.C. Farense is a Portuguese club that plays in Primeira Liga. Farense returned to Primeira liga in 2020, with the team securing promotion to the Portuguese elite division following an 18-year absence.
The Leoes de Faro (Lions of Faro) play home games at Estadio da Sao Luis, the stadium with the capacity of 12,000 people. Fellow Algavre clubs Olhanense and Portimonense are regarded as Farense’s biggest rivals. Speaking of the club’s colours, Farense footballers wear black and white shirts when playing at home, while their away kit is mainly green.
In the 2995/96 season Farense represented Portugal in the UEFA Cup, with the team suffering a loss to Olympique Lyon in the first round of the competition. The 1994/95 season is considered the club’s most successful campaign in the Portuguese top flight as they finished the process in 5th position in the standings.