Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Boavista will be looking to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Benfica when they take on Farense in the relegation six-pointer. The famous club from Porto sit in the 16th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 24, meaning that their elite division status is in great danger. However, it seems as if Boavista will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the Portuguese top flight. Defender Chidozie Awaziem is banned, while Reisinho is likely to miss the game with injury.
Farense, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Rio Ave (0-2) and Belenenses (0-1), and, taking everything into account, we do not believe that the rock-bottom side will spoil Boavista’s party at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI. Both Defendi and Queta are sidelined through injuries for the visiting team ahead of the trip to Porto.
Highlighted Player (Yusupha Njie):
Born in Banjul, Gambia, on January 3, 1994, Yusupha Njie is a forward who plays for Boavista in Primeira Liga. Njie began his youth career at Wealers FC, and in 2004 he moved to Cherno Samba Academy to continue his football development.
The Gambia international played for the likes of Real de Banjul and FUS Rabat at the senior level before signing a loan deal with Boavista in the 2017/2018 season. He later joined the Primeira Liga club permanently. In July 2018, Yusupha Njie reportedly signed a contract with French Club Stade de Reims, but the deal was canceled due to failed medical.
The Gambian footballer made his Boavista debut in Primeira Liga on August 7, 2017, in a 2-1 loss to Portimonense. Speaking of his international career, Yusupha Njie made his Gambia debut on June 11, 2017, in a 1-0 loss to Benin in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. His primary position is centre-forward, but he is used as a right winger and a second striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Farense):
Established on April 1, 1910, S.C. Farense is a Portuguese club that plays in Primeira Liga. Farense returned to Primeira liga in 2020, with the team securing promotion to the Portuguese elite division following an 18-year absence.
The Leoes de Faro (Lions of Faro) play home games at Estadio da Sao Luis, the stadium with the capacity of 12,000 people. Fellow Algavre clubs Olhanense and Portimonense are regarded as Farense’s biggest rivals. Speaking of the club’s colours, Farense footballers wear black and white shirts when playing at home, while their away kit is mainly green.
In the 2995/96 season Farense represented Portugal in the UEFA Cup, with the team suffering a loss to Olympique Lyon in the first round of the competition. The 1994/95 season is considered the club’s most successful campaign in the Portuguese top flight as they finished the process in 5th position in the standings.