Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After failing to spoil Porto’s party at Estadio do Dragao, Boavista will look to get back on course in the Primeira Liga when they take on Estoril on Matchday 31. The Black and Whites have been having their ups and downs of late, but they have already secured the elite division survival. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Estoril.
The visitors, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Santa Clara and they managed to get one in style – 3:0. Os Canarinhos are six points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that a win over Boavista should see them secure the Primeira Liga survival. Estoril, though, are on an eight-game losing run on the road, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the hosts. Midfielder James Lea Siliki is back from suspension for the visitors.
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.