Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Boavista will be aiming to recover from a heart-breaking loss in the Porto derby when they face Santa Clara at their Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI. Boavista have been having their ups and downs ever since they restarted the season, but, as things stand now, they will participate in the Portuguese top flight for yet another season. The black and whites did well to beat Setubal in their last home fixture, but keep in mind that there will be no spectators at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
Santa Clara, on the other hand, produced their best performance of the season on Matchday 29, with the team coming from behind to beat Benfica in Lisbon. The visitors must be high on confidence ahead of the trip to Porto, and given Boavista’s defensive display in the 4-0 loss to Porto, away win should be considered. Midfielder Lincoln returns from suspension for the visitors.
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 (Santa Clara):
Santa Clara are a professional football club that compete in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Os Acoreanos (The Azoreans) play their home games at Estadio de Sao Miguel, the venue which can hold up to 13,277 people.
Estadio de Sao Miguel was built in 1930. Santa Clara are the only team from the Azores Islands to compete in the Primeira Liga. Os Acoreanos are well known for its close connection with famoust Portuguese club Benfica, with the two teams sharing the very same crest until recently.
Santa Clara wear red shirts and white shorts when playing at home ground, whilst white is the dominant colour of their away kit. Os Acoreanos participated in the Intertoto Cup in the 2002/2003 season, with the team beating FC Shirak in round 1 5-3 on aggregate, while suffering a loss to Teplice 2-9 on agg. in round 2. CD Operario from Lagao are considered Santa Clara’s fiercest rivals.