Estoril vs Boavista
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 17th March 2017
Kick off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota.
Brazilian manager Fabiano Soares lost the job as the head coach of Estoril due to a series of poor results which wrapped up the team into the relegation scrap.
Pedro Emanuel took over the hot seat. The Portuguese expert will have to find the way to improve the defensive line significantly if he wants to keep the team safe.
He won’t have an easy task at all on Friday evening when Estoril host the in-form Boavista side in the opening game of the Matchday in Primeira Liga.
Estoril have been super easy to break down lately as they conceded at least two goals in each of the last four fixtures in all competitions.
The team is winless in last five games, including three defeats and two draws. The red line is now only four points away and the new boss will be desperate to end the negative run and avoid the relegation battle with nine matches left to be played till the end of the season.
It’s a completely opposite story with Boavista whose defense has been rock-solid over the last couple of weeks.
The team led by Miguel Leal kept consecutive clean sheets in games with Moreirense and Maritimo, out of which the visitors took four points to stay in the top half of the standings.
Estoril vs Boavista: Head to head
Draw has been the most common of the outcomes in the previous head to head encounters between the two sides, happening on four occasions.
Estoril have won three times, while Boavista have no more than two victories ahead of their 10th meeting.
The match from this term of Primeira Liga has seen a goalless draw in October last year in Porto.
Estoril vs Boavista: Prediction
The visitors do not have any reason to change their playing style. They will stay at the back and carefully wait for their opportunities from the counter attacks.
We do expect the hosts to enter the game with a careful approach as well and yet another goalless draw is far from being an impossible scenario at Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota.
Estoril vs Boavista: Bet Tips
The first betting pick will be Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 4/9.
Braver punters can chase the draw at 15/8.