Boavista vs Belenenses
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 27th January 2017
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI, Porto.
Boavista are turning the tables in the Portuguese Primeira Liga with their recent run. They defeated Arouca by a 2-1 margin away from home last weekend to stretch their unbeaten run to five games. The positive results helped them move upto 9th in the standings. It has been quite an improvement since Miguel Leal took over midway through October. Boavista were 13th under former manager Erwin Sanchez managing just 2 wins from their first 7 matches.
Belenenses are under some serious trouble after suffering a defeat for the 4th time in 5 matches. They lost at home to Vitoria Setubal by a 2-1 margin last weekend and are dropped down to 12th in the league table. The head-coach Quim Machado is under tremendous pressure as the team was occupying 8th position in the table before Julio Velazquez left his post on mutual consent.
Boavista vs Belenenses: Head-to-head stats
The most significant factor you can notice from the recent head-to-head meetings between the two sides is the low number of goals. Only 4 goals were scored in the last 6 meetings in all competitions. There were two 0-0 draws and the four wins have all came by 1-0 score-lines.
The teams met twice this season, on September for the league clash at Belenenses which finished in a 0-0 draw. While the most recent one in the cup game at Porto was a 1-0 win for the visiting Belenenses.
Boavista vs Belenenses: Prediction
The team on form here is Boavista, who will also get the benefit of the home advantage. While Belenenses’ form is totally opposite. They tend to lose more games than wins or draws. Boavista to win this match against Belenenses at the odds of 2.30 looks like the best option to me. Meanwhile, as the h2h suggests, we are in for a low scoring affair here. Therefore, you can confidently back under 2.5 goals at the odds of 1.50.
Boavista vs Belenenses: Bet Tips
FT- Boavista to win at 2.30 (13/10)
FT- Under 2.5 Goals at 1.50 (1/2).