Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota will host Saturday’s Taca de Portugal game between Estoril and Boavista. Estoril have been impressive in the Portuguese Cup this season, with the team rolling over both Sertanense (4-0) and Lusitano (5-0), and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Boavista. The Black and Whites, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Vizela in the last 64, with Yusupha Njie scoring the winner in the extra-time.
The Gambia international will miss Saturday’s game through suspension, and given Estoril’s form in Taca de Portugal, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Porto empty-handed. In their last meeting in the Primeira Liga Boavista defeated Estoril 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Liga Portugal 2 side.
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 (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.