Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Academico Viseu and Porto face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash in the Taca de Portugal quarter-finals. The Dragons are eyeing their eighth consecutive win in all competitions, but boss Sergio Conceicao must warn his men against complacency. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Mehdi Taremi, who scored his 11th goal of the season in a 2-0 win over Vizela, while talented midfielder Bernardo Folha is back from suspension.
Since Sergio Conceicao can count on key players for the Portuguese Cup game, away win must be considered. The lower-league side, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Porto by beating Beira Mar 2-0, but they will have a mountain to climb in Wednesday’s showdown. When the two teams met in the Taca da Liga in January Porto outplayed Academico Viseu 3-0, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Toni Martinez):
Born in Barrio del Progreso, Spain, on June 30, 1997, Toni Martinez is a forward who plays for Primeira Liga side Famalicao. Martinez is a product of Real Murcia football school, but in 2013 he moved to Valencia youth academy.
After scoring two goals in 16 appearances for Valencia B, the Spaniard signed a deal with West Ham United in April 2016 for a fee of around £2.4 million. However, he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Hammers as he was immediately sent on loan to Oxford United.
Toni Martinez played for the likes of Real Valladolid, Rayo Majadahonda, and Lugo on loan as well before signing a three-year deal with Famalicao in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Azuis e Brancos on August 3, 2019, in a 2-0 home defeat to Covilha in the Taca da Portugal. Toni Martinez has two caps with the Spain U19 team.