Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Famalicao continue to impress in the 2019/2020 Primeira Liga. Thanks to Anderson’s late goal, the newcomers played out a 2-2 draw with Sporting Braga on Matchday 10, with the team regaining the third position in the standings. Joao Pedro Sousa’s troops are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Moreirense; therefore, we are positive that they are going to pick up all three points from the match against the bottom-table side.
A man to watch in the home team will be Spanish attacker Toni Martinez, who scored his third goal of the season against Sporting Braga. Even though centre-back Roderick misses the game through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the high-flying hosts. Since Moreirense have been struggling on the travels in the first half of the season, anything but a routine home win will be a major surprise.
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 (Moreirense):
Moreirense are a Portuguese football club based in Moreira de Conegos. Founded on November 1, 1938, Os verdes e brancos welcome their rivals at Parque Moreira de Conegos Guimaraes, the venue which can hold up to 9,000 spectators.
Moreirense wear green and white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, whilst black and red are the dominant colours of their away kit. In the 2016/2017 season Os verdes e brancos did well to win the Taca da Liga trophy, with the team beating Braga 1-0 in the title game.
Caue scored the winner for Moreirense on the stroke of half time. Moreirense impressed in the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season, finishing the process in sixth position in the standings. The club missed out on a place in the Europa League on goal difference to Vitoria de Guimaraes. Penafiel are considered one of the club’s main rivals.