Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Famalicao and Rio Ave face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Estadio Municipal de Famalicao. The hosts quickly bounced back from a 5-1 loss to Benfica, with the team beating Belenenses 2-1 on the road at the weekend. Famalicao came from behind to beat O Belem at Estadio Nacional do Jamor, and, no doubt, they regained a much-needed confidence. Miguel Ribeiro’s troops aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but Sunday’s game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
Rio Ave play on four fronts in the 2020/21 season, meaning that boss Mario Silva must stick to the rotation policy. However, away win should not be considered as attacker Carlos Mane is likely to miss the match with injury. A close encounter is on the cards at Estadio Municipal de Famalicao, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
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 (Rio Ave):
Nicknamed Rio Grande, Rio Ave are a Portuguese club that compete in Primeira Liga. Rio Ave were founded back in 1939 and they welcome their rivals at Estadio dos Arcos, the stadium which can hold up to 12,815 people.
The team’s home shirt is green with white stripes, whilst the colour of their shorts is green. Rio Ave wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The club’s biggest success came in the 2014/2015 season when they represented Portugal in the Europa League group stages. Rio Ave finished the process in the last position in Group J, but they did well to record their first ever win in the competition, with the team beating Danish club Aalborg 2-0 at their Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube.
Former Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao is considered one of the club’s most notable footballers. Manchester City first-choice goalkeeper Ederson played for Rio Ave in the past as well.