Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Estadio da Capital do Movel will host Wednesday’s football game between Pacos de Ferreira and Famalicao. Pacos de Ferreira have been impressive at the back of late, with the team keeping a clean sheet in each of their last three league fixtures, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Famalicao. It has to be noted that the hosts booked their place in the Taca de Portugal quarter-finals by beating the likes of Louletano, Sanjoanense, and Espinho.
The visitors, on the other hand, are the undisputedly the biggest surprise of the season. Famalicao have been performing well in their debut season in Primeira Liga, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions. Seeing that the visitors look solid at the back as well, under 2.5 goals bet 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 (Famalicao):
Founded on August 21, 1931, Famalicao are a Portuguese football club that compete in the Primeira Liga. The colour of their home kit is white, with the team wearing blue shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.
Famalicao welcome their rivals at Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho Vila Nova de Famalicao, the venue with the capacity of 5,307 people. The stadium was opened in 1952 and ever since has been serving as the team’s home ground. Famalicao are owned by Quantum Pacific Group, the company which has a 32% share of famous La Liga side Atletico Madrid as well.
The Azuis e Brancos secured promotion to Primeira Liga for the first time in the 1946/1947 season and they returned to the Portuguese elite division in 2019. Famalicao recorded a 2-0 win over Santa Clara on their return to the Portuguese top flight, with Toni Martinez and Anderson finding the net for the visitors.