Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Belenenses, Santa Clara will be aiming to book their place in the Europa Conference League when they take on Farense on the last day of the season. Santa Clara have been in a fine form of late, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Wednesday’s clash. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Carlos Carvalho, who scored a brace in the triumph over O Belem. The good news for the hosts is that fellow Brazil international Mansur returns from suspension.
Farense, on the other hand, face a must-win situation in the midweek game as they are two points behind the safe zone. Since the visitors are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the last game of the season, we believe that the hosts will have a number of opportunities to seal the victory on the break. Farense defender Cesar misses the match with injury, while midfielder Aouacheria remains on the sidelines through suspension.