Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Monday’s football game between Boavista and Chaves will close round 5 of the new Primeira Liga campaign. The Black and Whites have been producing fine displays at the start of the season, with the team collecting ten points from possible 12 and they must be brimming with confidence following a 2-1 win over Estoril. Barring any fresh injury worries, head coach Petit is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Os Canarinhos before the international window.
Chaves, meanwhile, do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team suffering a loss in each of their first four games of the process. Given their shaky defence, we do not believe that the rock-bottom visitors are capable of spoiling Boavista’s party in Porto. Jose Gomes, who feels big pressure ahead of Monday’s encounter, should have a full squad to choose from.
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.