Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Campo Engenherio Carlos Salema will host Saturday’s Taca de Portugal game between Oriental and Famalicao. Oriental kicked off their Portuguese Cup campaign with a 2-0 loss to Cerveira, but it has to be noted that they are on a three-game losing run in the league. The Campeonato de Portugal Prio side are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Famalicao, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping.
The Azuis e Brancos, on the other hand, have been producing fine performances ever since they secured promotion to Primeira Liga. Famalicao have been having their ups and downs in the Portuguese top flight this season, but they are still seen as hot favourites to beat Oriental Lisboa in their Taca de Portugal opener. In their last meeting at the venue, back in 2015, Famalicao defeated Oriental 1-0, and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (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.