Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After suffering a 3-2 loss to Porto at Estadio do Dragao, Famalicao will be looking to return to winning ways in Primeira Liga when they take on Santa Clara on Matchday 31. Famalicao are having a very turbulent season, but they are still sitting two points above the relegation zone. Brazil international Anderson, who found the net in the defeat to Porto, is pushing for a start. Santa Clara, on the other hand, missed out on a place in European competitions following their four-game winless run.
Os Acoreanos have little to play for in the season finale, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the relegation-threatened hosts. In the first half of the season Famalicao defeated Santa Clara 2-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Midfielder Romao Julio Rodrigues should be the only absentee in the away team.
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 (Santa Clara):
Santa Clara are a professional football club that compete in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Os Acoreanos (The Azoreans) play their home games at Estadio de Sao Miguel, the venue which can hold up to 13,277 people.
Estadio de Sao Miguel was built in 1930. Santa Clara are the only team from the Azores Islands to compete in the Primeira Liga. Os Acoreanos are well known for its close connection with famoust Portuguese club Benfica, with the two teams sharing the very same crest until recently.
Santa Clara wear red shirts and white shorts when playing at home ground, whilst white is the dominant colour of their away kit. Os Acoreanos participated in the Intertoto Cup in the 2002/2003 season, with the team beating FC Shirak in round 1 5-3 on aggregate, while suffering a loss to Teplice 2-9 on agg. in round 2. CD Operario from Lagao are considered Santa Clara’s fiercest rivals.