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Moreirense make the trip to Estádio do Bessa Século XXI on Friday for the Primeira Liga tie with home side Boavista.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Boavista v Moreirense game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Boavista enter this fixture coming off the back of a 2-2 Primeira Liga tied result against Porto.
In that match, Boavista managed 26% possession and 4 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Boavista, the scorers were Jackson Porozo (8') and Alberth Elis (45'). On the other side, FC Porto got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Mehdi Taremi (54') and Sérgio Oliveira (82') scored for Porto.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Boavista have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that As Panteras have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 11 goals during that time. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Their prior results show that Boavista:
- have not won against Moreirense in their last 3 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 6 league games. Things will have to change soon.
In their previous fixture, Moreirense drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga match with Benfica.
In that match, Moreirense managed 35% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Moreirense was Yan Matheus (40'). For their opponents, Benfica got 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Haris Seferović (25') was the scorer for Benfica.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Vasco Seabra's Moreirense have found the back of the net 8 times therefore giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Ahead of this clash, Moreirense are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 09/04/2018 shows us that Boavista have won 1 of these & Moreirense 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A combined sum of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 of them from As Panteras and 7 belonging to Os verdes e brancos. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league match between the two was Primeira Liga match day 3 on 02/10/2020 when it ended Moreirense 1-1 Boavista.
That time, Moreirense managed 54% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Abreu (65').
Boavista got 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Angel Gomes (9') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Manuel Mota.
Team News: Boavista
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Boavista manager Jesualdo Ferreira to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy squad. Miguel Reisinho (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Moreirense
Moreirense manager Vasco Seabra has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sori Mané (Unknown Injury), Felipe Pires (Unknown Injury), Pedro Amador (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pedro Nuno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
We feel that Moreirense would be disappointed if they were not to put a goal past this Boavista side, but that probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Boavista by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (28,263)
Captain: Javi García
Chairman: Vítor Murta
Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 17
⭐ Star Man: Gustavo Sauer
Mostly deployed in the Right Wing position, Gustavo Sauer was born in Joinville, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Botev in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far in 18 appearances.