Aves vs Boavista
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves (Vila das Aves).
Boavista could not have asked for more in February which was by far their best month so far in the season. Os Axadrezados won three and drew one of four league games in the second month of the year to escape the relegation scrap. They climbed up to 11th place in the league ladder and are now four points adrift of the red zone.
Nevertheless, Lito Vidigal’s men still have to work hard to secure the survival in the elite class of Portuguese football. A potential failure on Friday evening against strugglers Desportivo Aves would push Boavista down again.
The hosts hold the 16th place and sit right on the brink of the safe zone. They are one point shy of Tondela and Nacional in the safe area.
Aves vs Boavista: Head-to-head
Boavista lead the head to head tie by a single win, but we have to say the home court advantage played a big role in the history of this match-up.
Aves were much more successful in H2H games in front of the home crowd where they won four and lost one of five meetings with Os Axadrezados (11-3 goal difference in the process).
Just two of last seven H2H ties saw goals scored at both ends.
Aves vs Boavista: Prediction
Aves also grew in form in recent weeks. They won three, drew one and lost two of last six league outings. Given defeats came against the likes of Sporting Braga and Benfica, we can say it’s a decent run for the team led by Augusto Inacio.
Aves conceded just two goals in other four games (we will exclude ties against Braga and Benfica). It means they have what it takes to keep things tight at the back against an evenly-matched opposition.
Boavista were also super tough to break down recently. They shipped just one goal in last four league affairs. They won just one of eleven league matches on the road this term. Under 2.5 goals FT is a banker bet at 1.57, while braver tipsters can shoot for the goalless draw at 7.00.
Aves vs Boavista: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7)
0-0 Correct Score @ 7.00 (6/1).