Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Braga will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Sporting CP when they take on Moreirense at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas. Braga did suffered the defeat to the title holders, but it has to be noted that they dominated the match. The Reds aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Moreirense. Abel Ruiz, who scored a consolation goal at the weekend, should keep his place up front.
Os Verdes e Brancos, on the other hand, kicked off the new Primeira Liga campaign with a 2-1 loss to Benfica, with the team sharing the spoils with Santa Clara in their second game of the season. Considering that Joao Henriques’ troops have been struggling at the back of late, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Attacker Rodrigo Conceicao is banned for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Nuno ):
After spending his youth career at the likes of Buarcos, Naval, Benfica, and Academica, Pedro Nuno continued playing for the Briosa at the senior level. Pedro Nuno scored five goals in 25 appearances for Academica in the league, which persuaded Benfica chiefs to sign him on November 28, 2016.
The Portuguese midfielder, though, was immediately sent on loan to Tondela, where he scored four goals in 45 appearances for the club. In 2018 Pedro Nuno moved to Moreirense, and he has been playing for Os verdes e brancos ever since. He made his Primeira Liga debut with Moreirense on August 11, 2019, in a 3-1 away loss to Sporting Braga.
Pedro Nuno was born in Buarcos, Portugal, on January 13, 1995, and he wears the number 27 jersey at Moreirense. His primary position is left winger, but he is used as both second striker and attacking midfielder. Pedro Nuno has yet to make his debut with the Portugal senior team.
Highlighted Team (Braga):
Braga are a Portuguese club that have always been in the shadow of Primeira Liga giants Porto, Benfica and Sporting. Os Minhotos were founded on 19 January, 1921 and they originally played in green and white kits. After the World War II they changed their kits to red and they have been wearing red shirts and white shorts ever since.
Braga play their home games at Estadio Municipal de Braga, the stadium that was opened in December, 2003. Os Minhotos have yet to win the Primeira Liga title, but they finished the 2009/2010 campaign in second position in the standings, just five points behind champions Benfica.
In 2011 Braga participated in the Europa League final, but fellow Portuguese outfit Porto proved to be a big catch for Os Minhotos. Anyhow, that is regarded as the club’s biggest success. Vitoria de Guimaraes are considered Braga’s bitter rivals and the two teams face each other in the Minho derby.