Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Having survived Farense in their last league match, Portimonense will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Gil Vicente on Matchday 18. O Portimao footballers have regained a much-needed confidence, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to avoid relegation. Barring any fresh injury worries, Paulo Sergio is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Os Leoes de Faro at the weekend.
On the other hand, Os Galos are only one point clear of the relegation zone ahead of Sunday’s showdown. As Gil Vicente have suffered a loss in each of their eight away games this term, we are tempted to put our money on Portimonense. To make things even worse for the away team, forward Depu is representing Angola at the Africa Cup of Nations, while goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury.
Highlighted Team (Portimonense):
Based in Portimao, Portimonense is a Portuguese football club that play home games at Estadio Municipal in Algarve. The capacity of the stadium that was opened in 1937 is 9,544. Portimonense welcome their rivals in black and white shirts and black shirts, whilst yellow is dominant colour of their away kit.
The black and whites finished the 1984/1985 Primeira Liga campaign in 5th position in the standings and, as a result, booked their place in the UEFA Cup. Portimonense did well to Partizan 1-0 on their debut in the European competition, but they suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to the famous Serbian club in the reverse fixture at Yugoslav National Army Stadium.
Fellow Algavre clubs Farense and Olhanense are considered the club’s main rivals. Jackson Martinez is one of the most notable footballers who played for the club. The Colombian attacker is considered one of the most successful attackers in the history of Porto as he scored 67 goals in 90 appearances for the Dragons in the Primeira Liga.