Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques will host Friday’s football game between Vitoria Guimaraes and Moreirense, the two top-table sides. Vitoria Guimaraes came from behind to share the spoils with Belenenses at the weekend, with the team extending their unbeaten run in Primeira Liga to five games. Ivo Vieira’s men aim to move a little closer to the Europa League berth, and seeing that Moreirense failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Rio Ave, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Gabrielzinho returns to contention for the visitors after being ineligible to face his former club Rio Ave at the weekend. Anyhow, the hosts want this win more than the visitors, and we predict that Ricardo Soares’ men are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques Guimareas defeated Moreirense 1-0, but keep in mind that Friday’s football game will be played behind closed doors.
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.
Highlighted Team (Moreirense):
Moreirense are a Portuguese football club based in Moreira de Conegos. Founded on November 1, 1938, Os verdes e brancos welcome their rivals at Parque Moreira de Conegos Guimaraes, the venue which can hold up to 9,000 spectators.
Moreirense wear green and white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, whilst black and red are the dominant colours of their away kit. In the 2016/2017 season Os verdes e brancos did well to win the Taca da Liga trophy, with the team beating Braga 1-0 in the title game.
Caue scored the winner for Moreirense on the stroke of half time. Moreirense impressed in the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season, finishing the process in sixth position in the standings. The club missed out on a place in the Europa League on goal difference to Vitoria de Guimaraes. Penafiel are considered one of the club’s main rivals.