Boavista vs Portimonense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 20th January 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (Porto).
After four losses in their last five games, it’s high time that the Panthers find immediate solutions or else risk facing the dreaded battle for survival at the bottom. They still have a cushion of three points to avoid the zone, but with some tough fixtures on the horizon, the team just cannot afford another debacle, and at home nonetheless.
The worrying away form of Antonio Folha’s men has been a thorn for their fans since the start of the season. To quote an embarrassing stat, despite the comfortable mid-table position the team enjoys, they have scored fewer away goals than Aves, the dead-last team in the league table.
This upcoming match is important for either squad. For neutral fans, there is nothing better than watching a thrilling battle for existence. Loyal fans of these teams should have a couch to fall on, and a glass of water at arm’s length before tuning in.
Boavista vs Portimonense Head-to-head (h2h)
- Not one single tie between these teams has ended in a draw.
- The head-to-head wins are split equally, 3-3.
- At this venue, the team from Portimao has won two in response to a single loss.
- Four of the total six games that featured both these teams had under 2.5 match goals.
- Of the total six games, the team that hosted the tie could keep a clean sheet on only one occasion.
- In return, the visiting teams kept a clean sheet on three instances.
Boavista vs Portimonense Prediction
Neither of the team can afford one more loss. Both managers are at their wits’ ends. While a win could propel either of the groups further, these teams do not seem like they are cut out to grind out wins in tough situations.
Jorge Simao’s men failed to score a single goal in four of their last six home-ties, and eight of their last 12 overall games. Their counterparts scored either exactly one goal or none at all in their last nine away matches in a row.
Also, no team has scored fewer home-goals in the entire league than the Chequered Ones. Adding to that, Antonio Folha’s men have scored fewer goals than the last-placed team in league standings.
In light of these observations, I predict a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the ninety minutes.
Boavista vs Portimonense Betting Tips
Result: Draw @ 3.00 (2/1)
Under 0.5 First Half Goals @ 2.50 (3/2)
Correct Score: 0-0 @ 7.50 (13/2).