Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Boavista and Casa Pia face each other at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI in the closing match of Primeira Liga round 20. Unlike previous seasons, Boavista sit in the middle of the table ahead of Monday’s clash, and they are undefeated in the previous three home fixtures. A man to watch in the home team will be Vincent Sasso, who scored a brace against Santa Clara, whereas Sebastian Perez is back from suspension.
Meanwhile, Os Gansos’ men failed to spoil Benfica’s party in Lisbon (0-3), but they are surely capable of matching Boavista in Porto. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we believe that they are going to share the spoils on Matchday 20. Japan international Takahiro Kunimoto is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while fellow forward Neo Natel remains on the sidelines with an ACL problem.
Highlighted Team (Boavista):
Founded on August 1, 1903, Boavista are a Portuguese club that welcome their rivals at Estadio do Bessa. The capacity of the venue is 28,263 and it was built back in 1911. As Panteras (The Panthers) are well known for their black and white shirts and white is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Famous Fellow city club Porto are considered Boavista’s main rivals and the two teams face each other in O Derby da Invicta and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two local rivals. A Panteras did well to win their first and only Primeira Liga trophy in the 2000/2001 season, with the team finishing the campaign only one point clear of Porto.
Boavista have five Taca de Portugal trophies (1974/75, 1975/76, 1978/79, 1991/92, 1996/97), with the team winning Supertaca de Portugal three times (1979, 1992, 1997). Jose Bosingwa, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Nuno Gomes are the notable footballers who played for Boavista in the past, to name just a few.