Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio D. Afonso Henriques will host Wednesday’s postponed fixture between Vitoria Guimaraes and Farense. Guimaraes aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Rio Ave, with the team eyeing their first win of the month. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Ricardo Quaresma, who found the net in the 3-1 loss to Rio Ave. The newcomers, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Nacional, and they managed to get one.
Farense escaped the relegation zone at the weekend, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to avoid the drop to the Portuguese second tier. Since Vitoria Guimaraes suffered a dip in form, we predict that the relegation-threatened visitors are going to grab something from the midweek clash. Argentina attacker Brian Mansilla returns from suspension for the visiting team, while Agu, Amoah, and Mascarenhas are likely to miss the match with injuries for the hosts.
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 (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.