Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio Municipal de Portimao will host Friday’s football game between Portimonense and Famalicao. Portimonense aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes, and a win over Famalicao could see them escape the relegation zone. Paulo Sergio’s troops did well to beat Nacional thanks to Fabricio’s late goal in their last home game, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Famalicao.
The visitors, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the 2020/21 Primeira Liga season, and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of the trip to Portimao. Famalicao aim to regain their spot in the top half of the table, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the visiting team. A close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Andraz Sporar):
Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia on February 27, 1994, Andraz Sporar is a striker who plays for Slovakian side Slovan Bratislava. Sporar spent his youth career at the likes of Olimpija, MNK Ljubljana and Interblock and he continued playing for the last mentioned club at senior level.
After scoring 10 goals in 21 appearances for the club, the Slovenian attacker moved to his hometown club Olimpija Ljubljana where he earned the captaincy. Andraz Sporar was scoring goals for fun in the Slovenian top flight, netting 46 goals in 95 appearances in the league, but he then decided to take a step forward in his career.
In the 2015/2016 season he moved to Swiss outfit Basel, but he made no more than 19 appearances in the league for the RotBlau. During his spell with Basel Sporar played for Arminia Bielefeld on loan as well and in the winter of 2018 he joined Slovan Bratislava. Speaking of his international career, he made his debut with Slovenia in November 2016 against Malta.
Highlighted Team (Farense):
Established on April 1, 1910, S.C. Farense is a Portuguese club that plays in Primeira Liga. Farense returned to Primeira liga in 2020, with the team securing promotion to the Portuguese elite division following an 18-year absence.
The Leoes de Faro (Lions of Faro) play home games at Estadio da Sao Luis, the stadium with the capacity of 12,000 people. Fellow Algavre clubs Olhanense and Portimonense are regarded as Farense’s biggest rivals. Speaking of the club’s colours, Farense footballers wear black and white shirts when playing at home, while their away kit is mainly green.
In the 2995/96 season Farense represented Portugal in the UEFA Cup, with the team suffering a loss to Olympique Lyon in the first round of the competition. The 1994/95 season is considered the club’s most successful campaign in the Portuguese top flight as they finished the process in 5th position in the standings.