Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Pacos de Ferreira will be aiming to build on a terrific win over Sporting Braga when they face Espinho in the last 16 of the Taca da Portugal. Os Castores regained much-needed confidence, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Joao Ferreira’s men in Wednesday’s football match. Douglas Tanque, who scored the winner against Braga, will be the man to watch in the home side.
Espinho set up a meeting with Pacos de Ferreira by beating the likes of Castro Daire, Nacional, Vilafranquense, and Arouca at home, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Estadio da Capital do Movel clash. The visitors are entirely focused on Campeonato de Portugal Prio as they are eyeing promotion to Segunda Liga, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Pedrinho):
Born in Cristelo, Portugal, Pedrinho is a professional footballer who plays for Pacos Ferreira as a midfielder. Pedrinho spent his youth career at FC Cristelo, and in 2003 he moved to Freamunde.
The Portuguese player continued playing for Freamunde at the senior level, and after scoring 18 goals in 120 appearances in the league for Os Capoes, he moved to Pacos Ferreira in 2016. Pedrinho played for Vila Mes on loan in 2013 as well, scoring five goals in 16 appearances in the league for the club.
His primary position is attacking midfield, but he is capable of producing excellent performances at both central and right midfield. Pedrinho has a contract with Pacos de Ferreira until June 30, 2020. In the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season, the Portuguese midfielder scored one goal and provided five assists for his teammate. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 12 jersey.
Highlighted Team (Ferreira):
Founded on April 5, 1950, Pacos de Ferreira are a Portuguese football club who play their home games at Estadio da Mata Real. The venue can hold up to 9,077 people and it was opened in October 7, 1973. Os Castores are well known for their yellow shirts and green shorts, with the team wearing white and black kit when playing on the travels.
Pacos de Ferreira have yet to win the Primeira Liga trophy, but they did well to make it to the Taca de Portugal final in the 2008/2009 season. Os Castores faced Porto in the title game, with the Dragons attacker Lisandro Lopez scoring the only game of the match.
Two seasons later Pacos de Ferreira faced Benfica in the Taca da Liga final, with the Eagles lifting the trophy. Wolverhampton forward Diogo Jota is one of notable footballers who started their senior careers at Pacos de Ferreira.