Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After suffering an expected loss to Benfica in Lisbon, Boavista will be looking to get back on course in Primeira Liga when they host Maritimo at their Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI. The 2019/20 Primeira Liga season has been a mixed bag for Boavista, and, as a result, they sit in the 9th position ahead of Matchday 31. The black and whites continue with their habit of producing much better displays at home than on the travels, but beating high-flying Maritimo is easier said than done.
O Maior das Ilhas proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Benfica and Santa Clara, with the team escaping the danger zone. Pacey full-back Nanu, who has been in a splendid form of late, will be the man to watch in the away team. Anyhow, a low-scoring affair is on the cards as under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last five meetings in the league.
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 (Maritimo):
Based in Funchal, Madeira, Maritimo are a Portuguese club that compete in Primeira Liga. O Maior das Ilhas (The Greatest of the Islands) play their home matches in the national championship at Estadio do Maritimo.
The stadium was officially founded on May 5, 1957 and it can hold up to 10,932 spectators. Maritimo won their first and only Campeonato de Portugal in the 1925/1926 season, with the team beating Belenenses in the title game 2-0 at Campo do Ameal. Maritimo wear green shirts with red stripes and white shorts when playing on home soil, whilst the colour of their away kit is sky blue.
The Estadio do Maritimo have yet to win the Taca de Portugal trophy, but they made it to the final of the competition on two occasions (1994/95, 2000/01), as well as the final of the Taca da Liga in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Nacional are considered the club’s main rivals.