Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio do Rio Ave will host Saturday’s football game between Rio Ave and Pacos Ferreira. Luis Freire’s troops are undefeated in the previous four league matches, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win this match. Midfielder Joca remains in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Ferreira. Meanwhile, the visitors are stuck at the bottom with only three points in their pocket.
The rock-bottom side obviously struggle at the back, and given Rio Ave’s fine form in the national championship, home win should be considered. Talented Dutch forward Nigel Thomas is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Chaves. Keep in mind, though, that Rio Ave have not defeated Pacos Ferreira in the Primeira Liga since January 2018.
Highlighted Player (Patrick William):
Born in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, on June 3, 1997, Patrick William is a defender who plays for Famalicao in Primeira Liga. William began his senior career at Tupi, and he play for the likes of Ceara and Vila Nova as well before signing a five-year contract with Famalicao in 2019.
The Brazilian footballer made his debut in the Portuguese elite division on August 8, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Santa Clara. He scored his first goal for the Azuis e Brancos in a 1-0 win over Rio Ave on August 16, 2019, finding the net in the 66th minute of the match.
Patrick William’s preferred foot is right, and his primary position is a centre-back. The player who wears the number 97 shirt at Famalicao, has a contract with the club until June 2024. The Famalicao defender has yet to make his debut with the Brazil national team.
Highlighted Team (Ferreira):
Founded on April 5, 1950, Pacos de Ferreira are a Portuguese football club who play their home games at Estadio da Mata Real. The venue can hold up to 9,077 people and it was opened in October 7, 1973. Os Castores are well known for their yellow shirts and green shorts, with the team wearing white and black kit when playing on the travels.
Pacos de Ferreira have yet to win the Primeira Liga trophy, but they did well to make it to the Taca de Portugal final in the 2008/2009 season. Os Castores faced Porto in the title game, with the Dragons attacker Lisandro Lopez scoring the only game of the match.
Two seasons later Pacos de Ferreira faced Benfica in the Taca da Liga final, with the Eagles lifting the trophy. Wolverhampton forward Diogo Jota is one of notable footballers who started their senior careers at Pacos de Ferreira.