Boavista vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (Porto).
The Chequered Ones won their last match against Feirense, at their home, and will be raring to go again. It was a tense affair at the Estádio do Bessa Século XXI, last match-day, as the first half went goalless, and also due to the fact that the visitors looked threatening on the counter. But the team hung on and managed to open the account in the 56th minute, and later on, added a second to turn the game in their favor. The final score was 2-0.
Osama Rashid will be cursing his bad luck, as he messed up a great opportunity to give his side the lead, by missing a penalty in the 54th minute, and the hosts, Braga, saw their opening and scored their only goal in the next few seconds. That goal presented the three points to the hosts.
Once more, the Azoreans are on the road, hoping for a different result.
Boavista vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The team hosting the game has not lost a tie since 2001.
- The hosts have scored three or more goals in four of the last five fixtures.
- At this venue, the Panthers have a 100% winning record.
- Since 2002, Joao Henriques’s men have never failed to score in a game.
Boavista vs Santa Clara Prediction
The team from Porto has a perfect record in h2h ties at home, winning every single one. On top of scoring in every single one of their h2h appearance in front of their home crowd, only once did they fail to register more than one goal. Also, the last seven face-to-face meetings in a row, saw the hosts of the day getting on the scoresheet. The hosts will give their utmost best in this fixture, as any result other than a win, will probably push them into the relegation zone. I expect the home-team to grind it out for the three points.
The team from Azores is a team of quality, and expectedly record games of that stature, in the league. Their only drawback would be their comparatively poor away performances, and that too just results, and not goals. They have scored in 16 of their last 19 fixtures on the road, and in their last four match-ups against Jorge Simao’s men. They are surely in line to repeat the feat.
Boavista vs Santa Clara Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Boavista @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).