Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Thanks to back-to-back wins over Porto and Gil Vicente, Famalicao revived their Europa League hopes, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to represent Portugal in European competitions next term. The newcomers have been performing above expectations in the 2019/20 season, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Braga.
Fabio Martins scored his ninth goal of the season in the 3-1 win over Gil Vicente, will be one of the men to watch in the home team. Braga, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a shocking 1-0 loss to Boavista. Micael Sequeira’s troops are eyeing a place in the Europa League as well, and given the attacking potential of the two sides, we believe that both teams to score betting option should be considered. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Toni Martinez):
Born in Barrio del Progreso, Spain, on June 30, 1997, Toni Martinez is a forward who plays for Primeira Liga side Famalicao. Martinez is a product of Real Murcia football school, but in 2013 he moved to Valencia youth academy.
After scoring two goals in 16 appearances for Valencia B, the Spaniard signed a deal with West Ham United in April 2016 for a fee of around £2.4 million. However, he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Hammers as he was immediately sent on loan to Oxford United.
Toni Martinez played for the likes of Real Valladolid, Rayo Majadahonda, and Lugo on loan as well before signing a three-year deal with Famalicao in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Azuis e Brancos on August 3, 2019, in a 2-0 home defeat to Covilha in the Taca da Portugal. Toni Martinez has two caps with the Spain U19 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.