Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Moreirense, Porto will be looking to stay in the title race when they host Famalicao at their Estadio do Dragao. The Dragons are six points behind league leaders Sporting CP, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the hosts. Iran international Taremi, who has found his goalscoring touch of late, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Marcano, Mbaye, and Sanusi, on the other hand, are all out of contention through injuries. Famalicao, on the other hand, are fighting hard to secure the Primeira Liga survival. Ivo Vieira’s troops are only three points clear of the relegation zone, but they should not be looking for points in the away game against the promotion-chasing Dragons. In the first half of the season Porto recorded a routine 4-1 win over Famalicao.
Highlighted Player (Pepe):
Pepe is a professional footballer who plays for Porto as a defender. The Portuguese international played for Maritimo at the start of his senior career and in 2004 he moved to Porto. After making 64 league appearances for the Dragons, he signed a contract with Real Madrid in 2007 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Pepe is well known for his hard tackles and referees often show him red card. The Real Madrid centre back often played as a defensive midfielder under Jose Mourinho and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in all competitions in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign.
The Portuguese footballer won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in the 2015/2016 season and later in 2016 he helped A Selecao win the European Championship trophy. Portugal defeated France in the title game and Pepe played an important role in Fernando Santos’ team in the Euro 2016 final. The Real Madrid defender was born in Maceio, Brazil on 26 February, 1983.
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.