Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Louletano after extra-time, Pacos de Ferreira booked their place in the Taca de Portugal round 4. Os Castores sit in the relegation zone in the Primeira Liga standings, meaning that they are eager to give fans some cheer with a win over Sanjoanense in the Portuguese Cup. Pacos de Ferreira did well to beat Tondela in their last home game in the national championship, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s football match.
Sanjoanense, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Ferreira by beating the likes of Sao Joao Ver, Ideal, and Amora. The Campeonato de Portugal club aim to claim a major scalp in the 4th round of the Portuguese Cup, and given Ferreira’s poor form in the first half of the season, the share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Santos):
Born in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil, on February 7, 1993, Bruno Santos is a professional footballer who started his senior career at Mesquita. In the 2013/2014 season, the pacey right-back moved to Sourense, and after making 14 appearances in the league for the Portuguese outfit, he joined Freamunde the following season.
After scoring two goals in 19 appearances in the Segunda Liga for Os Capoes, he signed a deal with Pacos de Ferreira in November 2015. Bruno Santos made his Primeira Liga debut on November 29, 2015, in a 2-0 win over Estoril. He scored his first goal for Pacos de Fereira on May 19, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Cova Piedade in Segunda Liga.
His primary position is right-back (full-back), and his preferred foot is right. Bruno Santos wears No. 6 shirt at Pacos de Ferreira. Bruno Santos has never played for the Brazil national team.
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.