Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Famalicao and Benfica face each other in a highly-anticipated match at Estadio Municipal de Famalicao. Benfica are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful 2019/20 season, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Famalicao. The Eagles did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window, and the likes of Darwin Nunez, Everton, Pedrinho, and Luca Waldschmidt are likely to help the club improve their game.
Famalicao were playing above expectations last term, but they eventually missed out on a place in European competitions. Joao Pedro Sousa’s men have big ambitions for the new season as well, but seeing that Benfica added several high-profile players to the squad in the summer, away win should be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be Spanish attacker Toni Martinez, who scored ten goals in Primeira Liga last term.
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 (Benfica):
Member of the ‘Big Three’ clubs in Portugal alongside FC Porto and CP Sporting, Sport Lisboa e Benfica are the football club that has never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. The club is nicknamed Aguias because of the Eagle symbol atop the club’s crest. Benfica play their home games at the Estadio da Luz which replaced the original one in 2003 and which boasts the capacity of more than 64,000. Arguably the most successful club in Portugal, Benfica have won a record of 35 Primeira Liga titles and also a record 25 Taca de Liga and 7 Taca da Liga trophies.
Two-time European Cup winners, Benfica are the club known for their diligent work with youth players, many of which went on to make great careers abroad. The most prominent players to wear a Benfica shirt are legendary Eusebio, Manuel Bento, Jorge Tavares and most recently Javier Saviola, Nuno Gomes, David Luiz and Angel Di Maria.