Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After sharing the spoils with Porto in O Classico, Benfica will be looking to return to winning ways in Primeira Liga when they take on Nacional at Estadio da Madeira on Matchday 32. The Eagles are four points behind second-place Porto, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Nacional. Both Almeida and Araujo remain on the sidelines with injuries for the capital club.
A man to watch in the away team will be Switzerland international Haris Seferovic, who is enjoying a very successful season. Nacional, on the other hand, have slim chances of securing the Primeira Liga survival, but the hope dies last. The rock-bottom side are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s clash, meaning that the visitors should have a number opportunities to seal the victory on the break. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Ibrahim Alhassan returns from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Riccardo Piscitelli ):
Born in Vimercate, Italy on October 10, 1993, Riccardo Piscitelli is a goalkeeper who plays for Nacional in Primeira Liga. Piscitelli started his youth career at Serie A giants Milan, but he was not given a chance to play for the senior team.
As a result, he was sent on loan to Carrarese where he made 23 appearances in the league. The Italian shot-stopper played for the likes of Benevento, Carpi, and Dinamo Bucuresti as well before joining Nacional in 2020. Riccardo Piscitelli has three caps with the Italy U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team.
His preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with Nacional until July 24, 2020. The 189-cm-tall has yet to establish himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Nacional as he has been in Daniel’s shadow. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Benfica):
Member of the ‘Big Three’ clubs in Portugal alongside FC Porto and CP Sporting, Sport Lisboa e Benfica are the football club that has never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. The club is nicknamed Aguias because of the Eagle symbol atop the club’s crest. Benfica play their home games at the Estadio da Luz which replaced the original one in 2003 and which boasts the capacity of more than 64,000. Arguably the most successful club in Portugal, Benfica have won a record of 35 Primeira Liga titles and also a record 25 Taca de Liga and 7 Taca da Liga trophies.
Two-time European Cup winners, Benfica are the club known for their diligent work with youth players, many of which went on to make great careers abroad. The most prominent players to wear a Benfica shirt are legendary Eusebio, Manuel Bento, Jorge Tavares and most recently Javier Saviola, Nuno Gomes, David Luiz and Angel Di Maria.