Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio de Madeira will host Monday’s football game between Nacional and Vitoria Guimaraes, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Nacional suffered a 2-1 loss to Tondela in midweek, with the team remaining in the ultimate position in the standings. Considering that the Black and Whites have slim chances of securing the Primeira Liga survival, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
Guimaraes, on the other hand, failed to spoil Porto’s party at Estadio do Dragao, but despite the defeat, they remained in the Europa League race. The visitors aim to put an extra pressure on 5th-place Ferreira, and seeing that they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Joao Henriques’ troops. Keep in mind, though, that former Barcelona ace Ricardo Quaresma remains sidelined with injury.
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 (Guimaraes):
Vitoria Guimaraes have always been in the shadow of famous Portuguese sides Porto, Benfica and Sporting, but over the years they have established themselves as a top-table side in the Primeira Liga. Os Vimaranenses did well to win Taca de Portugal in the 2012/2013 season, wi the team beating Benfica in the final of the domestic cup.
Vitoria Guimaraes finished the 2016/2017 Primeira Liga campaign in fourth place in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League qualifiers. The Portuguese side will face the likes of Salzburg, Konyaspor and Olympic Marseille in Group I and they are seen as underdogs in their group. Vitoria Guimaraes welcome their rivals at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques and the venue can hold up to 30.000 spectators.
Os Vimaranenses play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst they wear black when playing on the road. Their neighbours Braga are considered Guimaraes’ fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the derby of Minho Province.