Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Porto will be looking to build on the Champions League win over Marseille when they take on Portimonense in the Primeira Liga round 7. The Dragons are on a quest to defend the domestic trophy, but they made anything but a flying start to the season. The reigning champions have already dropped too many points at the start of the season, meaning that this will be somewhat of a must-win game for the hosts.
Moussa Marega, who found the in the Champions League clash, is likely to lead the line for the hosts. The likes of Marcano, Mbaye, and Pepe are all likely to miss the game through injury. Portimonense, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Tondela and Santa Clara, meaning that Porto will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. In their last meeting at Estadio do Dragao Porto defeated Portimonense 1-0.
Highlighted Player (Shoya Nakajima):
Born in Hachioji, Tokyo on August 23, 1994, Shoya Nakajima is a Japanese footballer who plays for Porto as a winger. Nakajima is a product of his hometown club Tokyo Verdy and he continued playing for the capital club at senior level, scoring 6 goals in 29 appearances for the Ajinomoto Stadium Chofu outfit.
In 2014 he moved to fellow capital club FC Tokyo and after ending his loan spells with the likes of Kataller Toyama and Portimonense, he signed a permanent deal with the Portuguese club. After scoring only one goal in seven appearances for Al-Duhail, Shoya Nakajima moved to Porto in 2019, signing a five-year deal with the Primeira Liga outfit.
Nakajima made his debut with the Japanese national team on March 23, 2018 against Mali, scoring the only foal for the Samurai Blue in the 1-1 draw with the African side. His preferred foot is right and his main position is right midfield.
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.