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Boavista meet visiting opponents Santa Clara at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI in this Primeira Liga clash on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Boavista v Santa Clara game (including the best match odds).
Boavista prepare for this fixture following a 0-0 Primeira Liga stalemate versus Marítimo.
In that match, Boavista had 41% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Marítimo had 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
Boavista have really been misfiring in recent times. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 against opposition teams during their previous 6 fixtures. In those games, As Panteras have also seen the number of goals against them come to 8. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Boavista:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Santa Clara in their last 3 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
In their last fixture, Santa Clara drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga tie with Benfica.
In that match, Santa Clara had 30% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Santa Clara was Fábio Cardoso (60'). For their opponents, Benfica had 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Darwin Núñez (33') scored for Benfica.
The numbers tell their own story, and Santa Clara have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals overall. At the back, Os Açoreanos have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 22/09/2002 shows us that Boavista have won 4 of them & Santa Clara 1, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for As Panteras and 6 being from Os Açoreanos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 29 on 28/06/2020 when it ended Boavista 1-0 Santa Clara.
In that match, Boavista managed 47% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Tagliapietra (14').
At the other end, Santa Clara had 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by André Narciso.
Team News: Boavista
Miguel Reisinho (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Adil Rami (Muscle Injury) aren’t available for Boavista gaffer Jesualdo Ferreira.
Team News: Santa Clara
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there is only the sole fitness problem for the Santa Clara boss Daniel Ramos to be concerned about. Mansur (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
We feel that Santa Clara certainly have the ability to find the net against this Boavista side, but it probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a narrow 2-1 win for Boavista at the end of the match. Let’s see what happens here.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (28,263)
Captain: Javi García
Chairman: Vítor Murta
Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 16
⭐ Key Player: Gustavo Sauer
Mostly taking up the Right Wing position, Gustavo Sauer was born in Joinville, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Botev in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 11 appearances.