Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Porto will be looking to build on the Champions League win over Olympiakos Piraeus when they take on Ferreira on day 6 of the new Primeira Liga campaign. The Dragons are determined to defend their trophy, but they have yet to find their best form at the start of the season. Porto recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Gil Vicente at the weekend, and, no doubt, they need to improve their game if they are to win yet another domestic trophy.
Both Marcano and Mbaye are likely to miss Friday’s match with injury, while, Sanusi is out of contention through suspension. Ferreira, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Nacional. The hosts did well to beat Porto at home in 2018, but seeing that there will be no spectators due to the fierce of coronavirus spread this time out, we are tempted to put our money on the reigning champions.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Santos):
Born in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil, on February 7, 1993, Bruno Santos is a professional footballer who started his senior career at Mesquita. In the 2013/2014 season, the pacey right-back moved to Sourense, and after making 14 appearances in the league for the Portuguese outfit, he joined Freamunde the following season.
After scoring two goals in 19 appearances in the Segunda Liga for Os Capoes, he signed a deal with Pacos de Ferreira in November 2015. Bruno Santos made his Primeira Liga debut on November 29, 2015, in a 2-0 win over Estoril. He scored his first goal for Pacos de Fereira on May 19, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Cova Piedade in Segunda Liga.
His primary position is right-back (full-back), and his preferred foot is right. Bruno Santos wears No. 6 shirt at Pacos de Ferreira. Bruno Santos has never played for the Brazil national team.
Highlighted Team (Porto):
Futebol Clube do Porto are one of Portugal’s biggest football clubs playing their matches in front of 50,000 people at their Estadio do Dragao. Porto form biggest rivalries with two other Big Three clubs in Portugal and regular league title contenders – Benfica and Sporting CP. Rivalries between the clubs stem from the historical, political, economical and cultural discrepancies between the cities of Porto and Lisbon. The Dragons, as they are commonly known in Portugal, are the second most successful Portuguese team with a total of 74 trophies to their name.
Porto hold a record of five consecutive league titles which are part of the total tally of 27 Primeira Liga trophies. FC Porto’s success extends to the international scene as well with seven European titles. Two-time European champions from 1987 and 2004, Porto also won two UEFA Cup/Europa League titles, the UEFA Super Cup and the International Cup on two occasions. Together with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Porto have the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League group stage – the total of 20.