Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Out-of-sorts Santa Clara will be aiming to put an end to their seven-game losing run when they take on Vizela on Matchday 27. Santa Clara are stuck at the bottom with only 15 points on their account, and, as things stand now, they are unlikely to secure the Primeira Liga survival. Since the rock-bottom side failed to find the net in the last three league fixtures, home win should not be considered.
Vizela, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Portimonense and Casa Pia, and we predict that they are going to take advantage of Santa Clara’s poor form. Nigeria forward Friday Etim is pushing for a rare start after scoring as a substitute in the triumph over Casa Pia, while defender Igor Juliao is back from suspension. Fellow defender Bruno Wilson remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Team (Santa Clara):
Santa Clara are a professional football club that compete in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Os Acoreanos (The Azoreans) play their home games at Estadio de Sao Miguel, the venue which can hold up to 13,277 people.
Estadio de Sao Miguel was built in 1930. Santa Clara are the only team from the Azores Islands to compete in the Primeira Liga. Os Acoreanos are well known for its close connection with famoust Portuguese club Benfica, with the two teams sharing the very same crest until recently.
Santa Clara wear red shirts and white shorts when playing at home ground, whilst white is the dominant colour of their away kit. Os Acoreanos participated in the Intertoto Cup in the 2002/2003 season, with the team beating FC Shirak in round 1 5-3 on aggregate, while suffering a loss to Teplice 2-9 on agg. in round 2. CD Operario from Lagao are considered Santa Clara’s fiercest rivals.