Porto vs Boavista
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).
Porto have complicated their life with a shocking 1-0 defeat away at Pacos de Ferreira last weekend. Sergio Conceicao’s men still sit at the very top of the standings in Primeira Liga, but they only have a two-point cushion ahead of Benfica and there is just no room for another mistake on Saturday evening when they host Boavista at Estadio Do Dragao.
The visitors sit 6th in the league ladder ahead of the trip to Porto. He head coach Jorge Simao definitely has reasons to be satisfied with such result since Boavista will likely finish the campaign in the top half of the standings. The further climb is possible given that the fifth-place Rio Ave are only four points away at the moment, but it’s hard to believe that the team can clinch the spoils against the table-toppers here. Moreover, Boavista have been dreadful travellers for a while now in Primeira Liga and they have lost all of last four games on the road by two or more goals difference without scoring a single in the process.
Knowing that Porto have been impeccable in front of the home crowd so far in the season (12 wins and 1 draw in this term), we just can’t imagine any other scenario but a confident victory for Sergio Conceicao’s squad here.
Porto vs Boavista: Head-to-head
Boavista have never been a tricky opposition to Porto, especially in matches at Estadio Do Dragao where the hosts have won 14 of 17 ties.
Porto have won each of last seven meetings with Boavista.
Boavista have scored just one goal in last ten matches against Porto.
Porto vs Boavista: Prediction
The hosts are massive favourites and we expect a pleasant evening for the local fans at Estadio Do Dragao here.
Boavista have netted just once in last ten meetings with Porto, and we just have to take Porto to keep a clean sheet at the 1.44 odds as an alternative option.
Porto vs Boavista: Bet Tips
Porto -2.5 handicap @ 2.10
Porto to keep a clean sheet @ 1.44