Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Farense will be aiming to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Maritimo when they take on Sporting CP on Matchday 27. Leoes de Faro are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but they will have a big fish to fry in Friday’s clash against the league leaders. Even though Jorge Costa should have a full squad to choose from, Farense are still seen as underdogs in the Estadio de Sao Luis clash.
The Lions, on the other hand, dropped four points in total in back-to-back draws with Moreirense and Famalicao. Sporting CP are now only six points clear of second-place Porto, meaning that they need to return to winning ways as soon as possible if they are to regain the domestic trophy. In the first half of the season the capital club defeated Farense 1-0, and given the importance of Friday’s clash for the league leaders, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Djalma ):
Born in Luanda, Angola on May 30, 1987, Djalma Campos is a forward who plays for Farense in Primeira Liga. Djalma played for the likes of Loures, CAC Pontinha, and Alverca during his youth career before joining Maritimo B in 2006.
The Angola international then played for the Maritimo senior team, scoring 19 goals in 96 appearances for O Maior das Ilhas. In May 2011, Djalma signed a deal with the famous Portuguese club Porto, but he scored no more than one goal in 14 appearances in Primeira liga for the Dragons.
The pacey attacker played for the likes of Kasimpasa, Konyaspor, Genclerbirligi, PAOK, and Alanyaspor as well before joining his current club Farense. His primary position is right winger, but he is used as both left winger and attacking midfielder as well. Djalma has a dual citizenship (Angola/Portugal), and his contract with Farense should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Sporting):
When it comes to official club members, Portugal giants Sporting Lisbon are the sixth club in the world. Commonly referred to as Leoes which is Portuguese for Lions, Sporting Lisbon were founded in 1906 and are one of the founders of the Primeira Liga.
Sporting’s main rivals are Benfica, with both teams contesting the Lisbon Derby, one of the most fierce ones in Europe. Lions play their games at Estadio Jose Alvelade in front of 50,000 people and are the third most successful club in the country with 46 titles in Portuguese competitions and a title in the European Cup Winner’s Cup from 1963-64.
During this time that is also known as the club’s golden years, Sporting Lisbon won the majority of their 18 Primeira Liga titles in total. Sporting Lisbon boasts the quality football youth academy system which has yielded world-class footballers such as Paulo Furte, Simao Sabrosa, Nani and Ballon d’Or winners Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.