Boavista vs Sporting
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI (Porto).
Sporting Lisbon continued the push for third-placed Braga with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Portimonense last weekend at Estadio Jose Alvalade. The Lions are three points shy of the Archbishops in third place and they will be looking to keep the pressure with another victory on Saturday evening when they travel to Porto take on Boavista at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI.
The hosts hold the 11th place in the standings, but are only three points adrift of the red zone. They managed to escape the relegation scrap via a thread of three wins and a draw in four league games, but had to see it come to an end last weekend when they disappointingly fell 2-0 away at relegation strugglers Desportivo Aves.
Boavista vs Sporting: Head-to-head
Sporting Lisbon were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
The Lions won six in a row against Boavista.
Os Axadrezados failed to find the back of the net in six of last seven ties against Sporting.
The Lions took a demolishing 3-0 victory when these two likes played each other in this term of Primeira Liga at Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Boavista vs Sporting: Prediction
Boavista’s head coach will park the bus here trying to keep it a low-scoring affair against a stringer opposition. He does not quite have strong options in the final third which is why the hosts actually have the third weakest attacking record in the entire division.
Os Axadrezados only scored 18 goals in 24 league matches so far in the season. They, however, conceded no more than eight in twelve home outings in Primeira LIga.
Sporting are a formidable force in Portuguese football but only when they play in front of the home fans. The Lions are struggling badly for consistency on travels where they won no more than four of eleven matches this season.
The team led by Marcel Keizer won just one of last seven matches on the road which is why we’d suggest you to be careful with the stakes backing the away win bet here.
Boavista vs Sporting: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.65 (13/20)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).