Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Porto will look to clinch their 30th Primeira Liga trophy when they host Vizela to their Estadio do Dragao on Saturday. The Dragons failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Braga, but they are still seen as hot favourites to beat Vizela in front of home fans. Wilson Manafa remains in the recovery room, while both Bruno Costa and Mateus Uribe should be fit for the match. Iran international Taremi will be the man to watch in the home team.
Alvaro Pacheco’s men, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Arouca, and they managed to get one. Vizela are now six points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that a loss at Estadio do Dragao will not hurt them too much. Since Porto are eager to regain the domestic trophy, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side.
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.