Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Vitoria Guimaraes and Benfica face each other at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Wednesday’s program. Guimaraes are eyeing a place in the Europa Conference League, while the Eagles aim to build on a 4-3 win over their bitter local rivals Sporting. The hosts want this win more than the visitors, but beating the star-studded capital club is easier said than done.
Benfica looked sharp in front of goal in the Lisbon derby, and we are positive that they will find the net in the last game of the season. Given the importance of the match for Guimaraes, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Ghana midfielder Joseph Amoah should be the only absentee in the home team, while Jorge Jesus can’t count on Almeida and Araujo, who remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Falaye Sacko):
Born in Bamako, Mali on May 1, 1995, Falaye Sacko is a pacey right-back, who plays for Vitoria Guimaraes in the Primeira Liga. Sacko has 11 caps with Mali, and he scored his first goal with the national team on June 16, 2019 in a friendly against Algeria.
Speaking of his club career, Sacko started his senior career at Djoliba, and in 2015 he joined Hungarian outfit Ujpest. After failing to see any game action in the Hungarian top flight, the Mali international moved to Vitoria Guimaraes in 2016. He first played for the Guimaraes B team, making his professional debut in the Segunda Liga clash against Atletico CP on February 17, 2016.
Falaye Sacko, who has established himself as a first-team regular at Vitoria Guimaraes, wears the No. 17 jersey. His primary position right-back, but he is used as a left-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Benfica):
Member of the ‘Big Three’ clubs in Portugal alongside FC Porto and CP Sporting, Sport Lisboa e Benfica are the football club that has never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. The club is nicknamed Aguias because of the Eagle symbol atop the club’s crest. Benfica play their home games at the Estadio da Luz which replaced the original one in 2003 and which boasts the capacity of more than 64,000. Arguably the most successful club in Portugal, Benfica have won a record of 35 Primeira Liga titles and also a record 25 Taca de Liga and 7 Taca da Liga trophies.
Two-time European Cup winners, Benfica are the club known for their diligent work with youth players, many of which went on to make great careers abroad. The most prominent players to wear a Benfica shirt are legendary Eusebio, Manuel Bento, Jorge Tavares and most recently Javier Saviola, Nuno Gomes, David Luiz and Angel Di Maria.