Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Famalicao will be aiming to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Tondela when they host Vitoria Guimaraes to their Estadio Municipal de Famalicao on Friday evening. Famalicao continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, but keep in mind that important defender Alexandre Penetra miss the Guimaraes game through suspension.
Pepa’s troops, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Benfica. Vitoria Guimaraes are eager to return to winning ways as well, and, taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. Brazil attacker Bruno Duarte is pushing for a start after finding the net in the loss to Benfica, while Ghana midfielder Joseph Amoah remains in the recovery room.
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 (Guimaraes):
Vitoria Guimaraes have always been in the shadow of famous Portuguese sides Porto, Benfica and Sporting, but over the years they have established themselves as a top-table side in the Primeira Liga. Os Vimaranenses did well to win Taca de Portugal in the 2012/2013 season, wi the team beating Benfica in the final of the domestic cup.
Vitoria Guimaraes finished the 2016/2017 Primeira Liga campaign in fourth place in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League qualifiers. The Portuguese side will face the likes of Salzburg, Konyaspor and Olympic Marseille in Group I and they are seen as underdogs in their group. Vitoria Guimaraes welcome their rivals at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques and the venue can hold up to 30.000 spectators.
Os Vimaranenses play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst they wear black when playing on the road. Their neighbours Braga are considered Guimaraes’ fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the derby of Minho Province.