Estoril vs Boavista
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 20th October 2017
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota (Estoril).
Estoril are a team in tatters after failing to capitalize a good start to the season. The won 2 of their first three league games and since then gone for a five match losing streak.
Just before the international break, Estoril were thrashed 6-0 by Sporting Braga. This was followed by another dismal result as they were knocked out of the league cup by third tier club Farense. Certainly, time is running out for head-coach Pedro Emanuel, who need a win to keep his job safe.
Boavista’s situation is opposite to that of their Friday’s host. Miguel Leal resigned as head-coach after the team lost 4 of their first 5 games. Then there was improvement under the new manager Jorge Simao with the team picking 2 wins and a draw from three games.
However, Boavista’s exit from the cup competition from the hands of lower division side Vilaverdense last week cannot be taken lightly.
Estoril vs Boavista: Head-to-head
Last season’s league meetings between the sides ended in goal-less draws.
The teams had now drawn three of their last four meetings, with Estoril bagging a narrow 1-0 win in one of those.
Meantime, Estoril are unbeaten in the last three league meetings with Boavista, 2 wins and a draw. Boavista haven’t scored in any of those.
Estoril vs Boavista: Prediction
This is a tricky fixture to predict as both teams have known weaknesses. While Estoril are struggling to get results all around, Boavista are a traditionally poor away side. On top of that, both have struggled to score goals. I wouldn’t be surprised if this fixture end in a goal-less draw.
Estoril vs Boavista: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals for 1.49 odds.
A decent alternate is Estoril Draw no Bet for 1.72 odds.
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