Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Buoyed by a 3-1 win over Estoril, Pacos Ferreira will be aiming to pick up vital three points in the relegation battle when they take on Boavista on Matchday 22. Defender Maracas is back for the hosts after serving his one-game ban at the weekend, while Cesar Peixoto has no other fresh selection worries.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-match winless run, and seeing that they will go for a victory as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The good news for the visiting side is that important defender Rodrigo Abascal Barros returns from suspension. Boavista produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and you should know that they have already suffered seven defeats on the road so far this term.
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.