Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Famalicao and Braga face each other at Estadio Municipal de Famalicao in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of the weekend. Famalicao played above expectations last season, but they will find it hard to secure the Primeira Liga survival this time out. The hosts have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in five of the previous six league fixtures, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in Monday’s clash.
Midfielder Ugarte will have to serve his ban against Braga, which is yet another reason why home win should not be considered. Carlos Carvalhal’s charges, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Nacional, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the national championship. Braga are more of a team than Famalicao, and we predict that the visitors, who are eyeing a place in the Champions League, will prove their worth on the field.
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 (Braga):
Braga are a Portuguese club that have always been in the shadow of Primeira Liga giants Porto, Benfica and Sporting. Os Minhotos were founded on 19 January, 1921 and they originally played in green and white kits. After the World War II they changed their kits to red and they have been wearing red shirts and white shorts ever since.
Braga play their home games at Estadio Municipal de Braga, the stadium that was opened in December, 2003. Os Minhotos have yet to win the Primeira Liga title, but they finished the 2009/2010 campaign in second position in the standings, just five points behind champions Benfica.
In 2011 Braga participated in the Europa League final, but fellow Portuguese outfit Porto proved to be a big catch for Os Minhotos. Anyhow, that is regarded as the club’s biggest success. Vitoria de Guimaraes are considered Braga’s bitter rivals and the two teams face each other in the Minho derby.