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Portimonense arrive at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI on Sunday for the Primeira Liga tie with home team Boavista.
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Boavista enter this match following on from a 1-1 Primeira Liga tied result versus Chaves.
In that game, Boavista had 48% possession and 18 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Boavista was Yusupha Njie (27'). At the other end, Chaves got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Jô Batista (88') was the scorer for Chaves.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Boavista have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Boavista have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals in the process.
Analysis of their past results shows that Boavista:
- haven't lost in the league to Portimonense in their last 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Arouca in Primeira Liga action, Portimonense will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Portimonense had 45% possession and 3 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Arouca had 17 shots at goal with 12 on target. Oday Dabbagh (6', 76'), Alán Ruíz (31') and Benji Michel (78') scored for Arouca.
Looking at their form, and Portimonense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. Defensively, Portimonense certainly have room for improvement. That trend might not be continued into this game, though.
Leading up to this clash, Portimonense:
- have not won against Boavista when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes going back to 14/07/2020 tells us that Boavista have won 3 of these and Portimonense 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
12 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 for As Panteras and 5 being from Portimonense. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 1 on 07/08/2022 and the score finished Portimonense 0-1 Boavista.
On that day, Portimonense had 63% possession and 18 shots on goal with 8 on target.
At the other end, Boavista had 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Yusupha Njie (9') scored.
The referee was Cláudio Pereira.
Team News: Boavista
The Boavista boss Armando Petit has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Portimonense
Portimonense boss Paulo Sérgio has not got a full squad to pick from. Carlinhos (Unknown Injury) and Pedro Sá (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the opinion that Portimonense have the capability to score against this Boavista team, but that is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Boavista when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (28,263)
Captain: Rafael Bracali
Chairman: Vítor Murta
Manager: Armando Petit
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 10
⭐ Key Player: Bruno Lourenço
Customarily played in the Right Wing position, Bruno Lourenço was born in Lisboa, Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Desportivo Aves in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Forward has got 2 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 14 appearances.