Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After surviving Maritimo in midweek, Porto will look to stay in the title race when they host Vizela to their Estadio do Dragao on Sunday evening. The Dragons are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win this match. Boss Sergio Conceicao will have to watch the game from the stands following his sending off against Maritimo, with midfielder Bernardo Folha missing out through suspension as well.
Goalkeeper Francisco Meixedo and Marko Grujic are both sidelined with injuries. Os Vizelenses, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing fine displays at home, while struggling on the travels, and that is the main reason why home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Porto, one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major urban areas.
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.