Famalicão predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 18
- Winning Bets: 6
- Average Odds: 2.33
- Overall Stake : 121
- Profit: 98.31
- Yield: -18.75 %
The last time F.C. Famalicao played in the top tier of Portuguese football was a four-year stint from 1990 to 1994, when they suffered relegation in punishment for finishing 17th. Last season, they finally managed to end as runners-up and earn promotion back among the country elite.
As is mostly the case with teams who come to a top tier from below, their main aim is to stay there, and it’s hard to imagine them even thinking about winning the title. However, the betting odds of 126.00 of that happening seem surprisingly short, as they’re certainly more likely to get relegated than to be crowned champions come next summer.
Famalicao Key Players
Another thing that often happens when a club moves up a level (though it happens the other way too), is a large number of changes in the squad. A total of 27 new players arrived, and just as many left this summer. It’s hard to say anything for certain at this point, but it seems head coach Joao Pedro Sousa is set to mostly rely on the trio of Toni Martinez, Fabio Martins and Ruben Lameiras to deliver goals. Uros Racic and Pedro Gonclaves may provide the team with a creative spark, while the centre-back duo of Roderick Miranda and Nehuen Perez will likely be forming the defensive foundation in front of goalkeeper Rafael Defendi, who wears the captain’s armband.
Famalicao have been changing the league they compete in through promotions and relegations with relatively high frequency, and therein may lay the reason for it, but they’ve never developed a proper rivalry with any club from Portugal.
The full name of the club is Futebol Clube de Famalicao, and they were founded in August 1931, by a group of six people. Their first stadium was called the Campo de Berberia, which hosted their maiden match against FC Porto in 1932.
Their first participation in an official competition was the 1932/33 Regional Promotion Championship, which they ended up winning at the first of trying.
Over the course of their 87-year history, this season is only the seventh time they’ve reached the top tier. They managed it in 1946/47, 1978/79, and in four consecutive campaigns between 1990 and 1994. Just like before and in between these moments of bliss, their journey was a colourful one since then. They shifted gears and went through the Segunda Divisao (second tier), Segunda Divisao B (third tier), Terceira Divisao (fourth tier), and their lowest point was a year in the Regional Honour League (fifth tier) in 2008/09. Then they started climbing gradually back, and have found themselves rewarded with a place back in the Primeira Liga in 2019/20.
As said above, their main concern will be to stay up, and they’ll likely consider the season a success if they manage to do that small thing. As for the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup), their best result came in 2000/01, when they were playing in the Segunda Divisao B and still managed to reach the quarterfinals of the competition.