Boavista vs Chaves
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Besssa Seculo XXI (Porto).
Boavista began the new Primeira Liga campaign with a promising 0-2 victory away at Portimonense. They, however, failed up back up such start, clinching only a single point from three following outings. The negative thread includes a tough 4-2 defeat to league newcomers Santa Clara last weekend. Can Os Axadrezados rebound from it on Friday evening when they host Chaves in the opening match of the fifth round at Estadio do Bessa Seulo XXI?
The visitors are not enjoying a much better form of their own. They lost three of four so far and come into this after a 0-1 home defeat to Sporting Braga. Nevertheless, we have to mention they’ve had a much more challenging schedule playing the likes of Porto, Maritimo and Braga in these three defeats.
Boavista vs Chaves: Head-to-head
The hosts have a chance to make it all square at 6 wins, draws and losses apiece with a three-pointer here.
The two sides shared spoils both home and away in the previous term of Primeira Liga (0-0 and 3-3).
All of last four official head to head games ended in draws (twice goalless).
Boavista vs Chaves: Prediction
The match has a big importance for both managers as a failure here would extend the crisis and move the team further away from the top half of the standings. This is why we don’t expect any of two sides to take unnecessary risks early in the game, meaning the draw at the half time looks to be a decent call at the odds of 1.95.
Since Boavista generally played much better in front of the home crowd last season (11 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats), we can hardly see them losing this one too. They actually only played one game of this term at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI (0-2 loss to Benfica), hence the generally poor record after four rounds of the competition.
The alternative pick would thus be Boavista to win at the 2.15 odds.
Boavista vs Chaves: Bet Tips
• Draw at the half time @ 1.95 (19/20)
• Boavista to win @ 2.15 (21/20).