Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Maritimo will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Benfica when they take on Farense in the Primeira Liga round 26. Maritimo are desperate to grab something from the relegation six-pointer, but you should know that they are on a six-game losing run at home ground. The hosts are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Farense, but the good news for Julio Velazquez is that both Andrade and Pinho are back from suspension.
Farense, on the other hand, suffered an unlucky defeat to Braga at the weekend, with Sporar scoring the winner for the visitors in the stoppage time. Leoes de Faro, are desperate to escape the relegation zone as well, and seeing that both sides will go for a win in Saturday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Midfielder Fabricio Isidoro, who suffered an injury against Braga, is unlikely to feature in the relegation six-pointer.
Highlighted Player (Charles):
Charles Marcelo da Silva is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Primeira Liga side Maritimo. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on February 4, 1994, Charles started his youth career at Cruzeiro, and in 2014 he moved to fellow Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.
After making nine appearances in the Brazilian top flight for the Vasco da Gama senior team, Charles was loaned to Maritimo in 2015. In 2016 the 185-cm-tall shot-stopper signed a permanent deal with the Portuguese outfit. Charles Marcelo da Silva has 14 caps with the Brazil U17 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the Brazil senior team.
He made his Maritimo debut in the Portuguese top flight on January 15, 2017, in a 3-1 win over Pacos de Ferreira. Charles managed to keep seven clean sheets in 21 appearances for Maritimo in the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 94 jersey.
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.