Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Famalicao and Boavista face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Estadio Municipal de Famalicao. Joao Pedro Sousa’s troops impressed in the Primeira Liga last term, but they have not been as impressive in the new season. Famalicao have been scoring goals for fun of late, but it is more than obvious that they struggle at the back. Seeing that Colombian defender Edwin Herrera is banned for the match, we do not believe that the hosts are capable of keeping a clean sheet in Sunday’s clash.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in the Primeira Liga, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match. Given Famalicao’s shaky defence and impressive attack, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Adil Rami, who suffered an injury in a 1-0 loss to Guimaraes, is unlikely to feature against Famalicao.
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 (Boavista):
Founded on August 1, 1903, Boavista are a Portuguese club that welcome their rivals at Estadio do Bessa. The capacity of the venue is 28,263 and it was built back in 1911. As Panteras (The Panthers) are well known for their black and white shirts and white is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Famous Fellow city club Porto are considered Boavista’s main rivals and the two teams face each other in O Derby da Invicta and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two local rivals. A Panteras did well to win their first and only Primeira Liga trophy in the 2000/2001 season, with the team finishing the campaign only one point clear of Porto.
Boavista have five Taca de Portugal trophies (1974/75, 1975/76, 1978/79, 1991/92, 1996/97), with the team winning Supertaca de Portugal three times (1979, 1992, 1997). Jose Bosingwa, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Nuno Gomes are the notable footballers who played for Boavista in the past, to name just a few.