Porto vs Boavista
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 5 April 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).
Porto successfully passed a stern Sporting Braga test six days ago thanks to a pair of second-half penalties converted by Alex Telles and Tiquinho. The Dragons saw off 4th-placed Braga 2-3 on the road to stay lock on points with Benfica at the very top of the Primeira Liga standings.
Sergio Conceicao’s men were also in action against same opposition in mid-week when they did the job holding Braga to a 1-1 draw to advance into the Portuguese Cup final thanks to a 3-0 victory in the first leg at Dragao. The head coach took advantage of such big cushion from the first leg to give rest to his key players, including two in-form strikers Tiquinho and Moussa Marega.
They are both expected to be back in the starting line-up on Friday evening when Porto play host to bottom-half Boavista in the first game of the 28th round at Estadio Do Dragao.
Porto vs Boavista: Head-to-head
Porto were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
They won each of last nine head to head clashes with Os Axadrezados conceding just one goal in the process.
The Dragons won 15, drew 1 and lost just 2 of 18 home clashes with Boavista (34-9 goal difference).
Boavista scored just one goal in last eleven meetings with Porto.
Porto vs Boavista: Prediction
Boavista claimed a massive 2-0 victory over Belenenses last weekend to go four points off the red zone line. It was a huge confidence-boosting result which ended their three-loss streak and gave Lito Vitigal and his men hope they can save the elite class status in remaining seven rounds.
Os Axadrezados, however, have nothing to hope for when they travel to Estadio Do Dragao to play city rivals Porto here. Boavista have a dreadful away record of 1 win, 4 draws and 8 defeats in 13 league games on the road this season.
They failed to score more than one goal in last eleven local derbies with Porto which is why we have to back the hosts to keep a clean sheet as a banker bet at the odds of 1.44.
Porto vs Boavista: Bet Tips
Porto to keep a clean sheet @ 1.44 (4/9)
HT/FT Porto/Porto @ 1.50 (1/2).