Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Municipal de Famalicao when Famalicao and Porto square off against each other on day 2 of the new Primeira Liga campaign. The Dragons recorded a routine 2-0 win over Belenenses in their opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Sunday’s football match. Spanish attacker Toni Martinez should keep his place in the starting XI after opening his goal-scoring account in the triumph over O Belem.
Summer signing Pepe, on the other hand, is pushing for his first ever Primeira Liga start. Famalicao were anything but impressive in the opening match of the season, with the team losing to Ferreira at Estadio da Capital do Movel. In the previous meeting between the two teams at the venue Porto outclassed Famalicao 4-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Porto):
Futebol Clube do Porto are one of Portugal’s biggest football clubs playing their matches in front of 50,000 people at their Estadio do Dragao. Porto form biggest rivalries with two other Big Three clubs in Portugal and regular league title contenders – Benfica and Sporting CP. Rivalries between the clubs stem from the historical, political, economical and cultural discrepancies between the cities of Porto and Lisbon. The Dragons, as they are commonly known in Portugal, are the second most successful Portuguese team with a total of 74 trophies to their name.
Porto hold a record of five consecutive league titles which are part of the total tally of 27 Primeira Liga trophies. FC Porto’s success extends to the international scene as well with seven European titles. Two-time European champions from 1987 and 2004, Porto also won two UEFA Cup/Europa League titles, the UEFA Super Cup and the International Cup on two occasions. Together with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Porto have the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League group stage – the total of 20.