Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio do Vizela will host Sunday’s Primeira Liga game between Vizela and Rio Ave, the two teams who are level on points in the standings ahead of Matchday 18. Vizela have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Guimaraes and Maritimo, while losing to Famalicao and Sporting CP. Tulipa’s troops continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, but they will have to prove their worth on the field.
USA midfielder Alex Mendez is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in a 2-1 loss to Sporting CP, whereas there are no fresh injury worries in the home team. Meanwhile, the visitors have been struggling in front of goal in 2023, and given their three-game goalless run in the Primeira Liga, home win should be considered. Midfielder Joca should be the only absentee in the away team.
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 (Rio Ave):
Nicknamed Rio Grande, Rio Ave are a Portuguese club that compete in Primeira Liga. Rio Ave were founded back in 1939 and they welcome their rivals at Estadio dos Arcos, the stadium which can hold up to 12,815 people.
The team’s home shirt is green with white stripes, whilst the colour of their shorts is green. Rio Ave wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The club’s biggest success came in the 2014/2015 season when they represented Portugal in the Europa League group stages. Rio Ave finished the process in the last position in Group J, but they did well to record their first ever win in the competition, with the team beating Danish club Aalborg 2-0 at their Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube.
Former Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao is considered one of the club’s most notable footballers. Manchester City first-choice goalkeeper Ederson played for Rio Ave in the past as well.