Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Gil Vicente and Boavista face each other at Estadio Cidade de Barcelos in the opening match of round 32. Gil Vicente are on a four-game losing run in the national championship, but, as things stand now, they will almost surely secure the Primeira Liga survival. Midfielder Bilel Aouacheria is pushing for a start after getting his name on the scoresheet at the weekend, while goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk remains in the recovery room.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Estoril. Boavista, though, are not regarded as good travellers and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Masaki Watai is banned for the match, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Barcelos. In the first half of the season Boavista defeated Gil Vicente 1-0 thanks to Yusupha Njie’s goal.
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.