Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Rio Ave and Famalicao, the two teams who are eyeing a place in European competitions, take on each other at Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube in what is expected to be a close encounter. Rio Ave are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the national championship, while Famalicao are eager to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Santa Clara.
The hosts have been producing splendid displays in the Primeira Liga in 2020, and we believe that they are going to take advantage of the fact that Famalicao failed to impress in their last league fixture. The newcomers are enjoying a season to remember, but given Rio Ave’s current form, we predict that Joao Pedro Sousa’s troops are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Vila do Conde. Famalicao defeated Rio Ave 1-0 in the first half of the season, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Nelson Monte):
Nelson Monte is a Portuguese footballer who played futsal at the beginning of his career. In 2008 he moved to famous Portuguese club Benfica, and four years later, he joined fellow Primeira Liga outfit Rio Ave to finish his development.
Nelson Monte has been playing for Rioavistas ever since, establishing himself as a first-team regular at the Estadio dos Arcos club. The Portuguese defender made his Primeira Liga debut on April 12, 2014, in a 2-1 loss to Olhanense.
Nelson Monte has 13 caps for the Portugal U19 team while making three appearances for the Portugal U20 team. His primary position is right-back, but he is capable of producing good performances at centre-back as well. Nelson Monte was born in Vila do Conde, Portugal, on July 30, 1995, and his preferred foot is right. The Rio Ave defender has yet to earn a call-up for the Portugal national team.
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.