Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio de Sao Luis will host Saturday’s football game between Farense and Chaves, the two bottom-table sides. Farense kicked off the new Primeira Liga campaign with back-to-back defeats to Casa Pia and Porto, but it has to be noted that they were on the verge of spoiling the Dragons’ party at Estadio do Dragao. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, meaning that boss Jose Mota is unlikely to make changes to the team that made life difficult for the title hopefuls at the weekend.
Os Valentes, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Rio Ave (0-2) and Braga (2-4). Since the visitors are eager to record their first win of the season as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. As for the away side, defender Ygor Nogueira serves a one-game ban following his sending-off in the last league match.
Highlighted Team (Farense):
Established on April 1, 1910, S.C. Farense is a Portuguese club that plays in Primeira Liga. Farense returned to Primeira liga in 2020, with the team securing promotion to the Portuguese elite division following an 18-year absence.
The Leoes de Faro (Lions of Faro) play home games at Estadio da Sao Luis, the stadium with the capacity of 12,000 people. Fellow Algavre clubs Olhanense and Portimonense are regarded as Farense’s biggest rivals. Speaking of the club’s colours, Farense footballers wear black and white shirts when playing at home, while their away kit is mainly green.
In the 2995/96 season Farense represented Portugal in the UEFA Cup, with the team suffering a loss to Olympique Lyon in the first round of the competition. The 1994/95 season is considered the club’s most successful campaign in the Portuguese top flight as they finished the process in 5th position in the standings.