Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Maritimo, Famalicao will be looking to return to winning ways in the Primeira Liga when they welcome Santa Clara at their Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho on Matchday 18. Famalicao are the biggest surprise of the season, but they want to continue with fine performances in 2020 as well. The newcomers are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Santa Clara, who failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Rio Ave and Vitoria Guimaraes.
Toni Martinez, who scored a late equalizer against Maritimo, is likely to be recalled to the starting XI. The Azoreans, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Famalicao’s party at Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho. In the first half of the season Famalicao outplayed Santa Clara 2-0.
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.