Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Boavista play host to Estoril at their Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI in the Primeira Liga round 21. The Black and Whites produced a fine defensive display in a goalless draw with Casa Pia and they are now on a quest to record their first win at home since September 18, 2023. Luis dos Santos limped off with injury in the last league match, with Masaki Watai likely to step up.
Os Canarinhos, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Estrela. Estoril, though, have recorded only one win on the road this term, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on draw. Erick Cabaco remains in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away team. Vasco Seabra is likely to stick to the 3-4-3 formation, with Alejandro Marques up front as a lone forward.
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.