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The Primeira Liga tie at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI on Saturday will see home team Boavista
take to the field against Moreirense
. Our tips, poll and stats for Boavista v Moreirense can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Boavista will play in this match following on from a 1-1 Primeira Liga tied result versus Tondela. In that match, Boavista managed 45% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Boavista was Gustavo Dulanto (28'). Tondela got 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Ronan David (25') was the scorer for Tondela.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Boavista have taken part. In terms of the goal split in this period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 6 while As Panteras totted up 5. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Boavista:
- have not lost a league tie with Moreirense in their previous 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Moreirense will go into this game after a 2-0 Primeira Liga win as they beat Marítimo in their most recent game. In that game, Moreirense had 32% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Moreirense, the goals were scored by Fábio Abreu (26') and Filipe Soares (53'). On the other side, Marítimo got 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
In their last half-dozen clashes, Moreirense have bagged the sum of 12 goals. Os verdes e brancos have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have had 5 goals go into their own net.
Taking a look at their past results, Moreirense:
- have not emerged victorious against Boavista in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 03/03/2017, there has been little between the sides with Boavista winning 2 of those games, Moreirense 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 11 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from As Panteras and 5 being from Os verdes e brancos. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 8 on 26/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Moreirense 1-1 Boavista. That day, Moreirense managed 41% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Nenê (45') and Iago Santos (82' Own goal). Boavista got 23 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The match was refereed by Hélder Malheiro.
Team News: Boavista
Boavista boss Daniel Ramos will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a completely injury-free squad to choose from. Nikola Stojiljkovic will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It’s our opinion that As Panteras may well use the 3-4-2-1 system with Helton Leite, Gustavo Dulanto, Ricardo Costa, Neris, Marlon, Yaw Ackah, Nwankwo Obiorah, Carraça, Gustavo Affonso Sauerbeck, Heriberto Tavares and Cassiano.
Team News: Moreirense
Moreirense manager Ricardo Soares has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ibrahima Camara (Unknown), David Texeira (Unknown) and Luther Singh (Broken foot) are not ready for selection.
We believe Os verdes e brancos seem likely to make use of a 4-1-4-1 system, starting Mateus Pasinato, Joao Aurelio, Lazar Rosić, Iago Santos, Abdu Conte, Fabio Pacheco, Bilel Aouacheria, Alex Soares, Filipe Miguel Barros Soares, Gabrielzinho and Fabio Abreu.
In this match, Moreirense have the firepower to get a goal against this Boavista team, but it possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat. We can see a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Boavista after 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Nickname: As Panteras
Stadium: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (28,263)
Captain: Idrissa Mandiang
Chairman: Vítor Murta
Manager: Daniel Ramos
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 11
🔑 Key Man: Heriberto Tavares
Customarily playing in the Right Wing position, Heriberto Tavares was born in Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Moreirense in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 season to date from a total of 20 appearances.