Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Out-of-form Famalicao will look to put an end to their three-game losing and goalless runs in Portugal Primeira Liga when they face Boavista on Sunday. Pedro Rui Silva’s troops showed some progress in a tight 1-0 loss to Casa Pia, and, as a result, they are desperate to give fans something to cheer about this weekend. Bear in mind, though, that the hosts have netted only one goal in the new domestic campaign. All Martin Aguirregabiria, Ivan Jaime and Diogo Queiros are out of contention through injuries, whereas Ivo Rodrigues is back in squad after he missed the last league match through suspension.
As Panteras, on the other hand, will be looking to build on an unexpected 2-1 win over Sporting. The visiting side are on a three-game winning run in the national championship, therefore; we predict that they will pick up all three points from this encounter. Miguel Reisinho, who has yet to recover from his knee injury, should be the only absentee in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Judilson Mamadu Tuncará Gomes):
Nicknamed Pele, Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes is a 183-cm-tall midfielder who was born in Aqualva-Cacem Portugal. Despite being born in Portugal, Pele decided to represent Guinea-Bissau on the international stage. Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes made two appearances Portugal U19 team, while receiving a call-up for the U20 team for a friendly against France.
Speaking of his senior debut, Pele played his first match for Guinea-Bissau on June 10, 2017 in a 1-0 win over Namibia. As for his club career, the Guinea-Bissau international played for the likes of Belenenses, Genoa, Milan, Arsenal Kyiv, Olhanense, Benfica, Pacos Ferreira, Feirense, Rio Ave and Monaco before joining Nottingham Forest on loan in 2019.
His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Pele’s preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Monaco which should expire on June 30, 2023.
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.