Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Maritimo welcome Boavista to their Estadio dos Barreiros in the Primeira Liga round 26. O Maior das Ilhas are on a three-game losing run in the Portuguese top flight, with the team failing to score in the last three league matches, but Sunday’s clash could be the turning point for Jose Gomes’ men. Important midfielder Rene Santos is banned for the match, while forward Geny Catamo misses out with a muscle problem.
As Panteras, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Sporting CP and Famalicao. Boavista, though, are safe for now, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the relegation-threatened hosts. Slovakia forward Robert Bozenik is pushing for a rare start, whilst there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Funchal, Madeira.
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.