Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Famalicao footballers gave fans yet another reason for celebration at the weekend, with the team beating Academica 1-0 in the Taca de Portugal. The newcomers, who sit in the third position in the Primeira Liga standings, have been impressive in the 2019/2020 season, but they do not want to stop now.
The Azuis e Brancos have suffered only one defeat on the road this term, with the team losing to star-studded Porto at Estadio do Dragao, and they are certainly capable of matching Portimonense at Estadio Municipal de Portimao. Antonio Folha’s men are on a nine-game winless run in the national championship, meaning that the lack of confidence could prove to be the team’s biggest problem in Saturday’s football match. Famalicao are more of a team than Portimonense; therefore, we are tempted to put our money on Joao Pedro Sousa’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Possignolo ):
Lucas Possignolo is a Brazilian footballer who started his youth career at Sao Paulo, but he did not make his senior debut with the Tricolor. Possignolo moved to Portimonense on loan in 2014, and after scoring four goals in 57 appearances in the league, he signed a permanent deal with the Primeira Liga club in 2017.
The Brazilian defender made his debut in the Portuguese top flight on August 17, 2017, in a 2-1 home win over Boavista. Possignolo scored his first goal in the Primeira Liga in a 5-1 home defeat to Porto on February 25, 2018. His primary position at Portimonense is a centre-back, and his preferred foot is right.
Lucas Possignolo was born in Piracicaba, Brazil, on May 11, 1994. The 185-cm-tall defender, who wears the number 3 jersey at Portimonense, joined Sao Paulo at the age of 17.
Highlighted Team (Famalicao):
Founded on August 21, 1931, Famalicao are a Portuguese football club that compete in the Primeira Liga. The colour of their home kit is white, with the team wearing blue shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.
Famalicao welcome their rivals at Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho Vila Nova de Famalicao, the venue with the capacity of 5,307 people. The stadium was opened in 1952 and ever since has been serving as the team’s home ground. Famalicao are owned by Quantum Pacific Group, the company which has a 32% share of famous La Liga side Atletico Madrid as well.
The Azuis e Brancos secured promotion to Primeira Liga for the first time in the 1946/1947 season and they returned to the Portuguese elite division in 2019. Famalicao recorded a 2-0 win over Santa Clara on their return to the Portuguese top flight, with Toni Martinez and Anderson finding the net for the visitors.