Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio D. Afonso Henriques will host Sunday’s Primeira Liga game between Vitoria Guimaraes and Estoril. Os Vimaranenses made a promising start to the season, with the team beating Chaves thanks to Andre Silva’s goal, but they head into round 2 with a severely-weakened squad. Both Semedo and Salqueiro are banned for the match, meaning that Bamba and Silva will keep their spots in the starting XI.
Estoril, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Famalicao. Os Canarinhos are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but beating Guimaraes on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of Sunday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Rafa Soares):
Born in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, Rafa Soares is a professional footballer who plays for Vitoria Guimaraes as a left-back. Rafa is a product of the Porto football academy, but he did not see any game action in Primeira Liga with the Dragons.
After scoring eight goals in 61 appearances with Porto B, the Portuguese defender spent a couple of seasons on loan at Academica, Rio Ave, and Fulham. In 2018 he played for Portimonense, but nowadays, he wears the number 5 shirt at Vitoria Guimaraes. Rafa Soares has nine caps with the Portugal U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Portugal senior team.
His primary position is left-back, but he is used as both left midfielder and left winger as well. Rafa’s preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with Vitoria Guimaraes until June 2021. Rafa Soares made his Primeira Liga debut against Academica back in January 2016, during his spell with Vitoria Setubal.