Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Boavista and Guimaraes face each other at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI on Friday evening. The Black and Whites are desperate to put an end to their three-game losing run, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Guimaraes. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Curacao international Kenji Gorre should be recalled to the starting XI.
The visitors, on the other hand, head into the match with a goalless draw against Pacos Ferreira, and we believe that they would be happy with one point from Friday’s clash as well. Since both Safira and Tiago Silva miss out through suspension, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing more than one point from the clash. When the two teams met in the Portuguese League Cup in December 2022, they played out a goalless draw.
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.