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Boavista come up against visiting rivals Sporting Lisbon at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI in the Primeira Liga tie on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Boavista v Sporting Lisbon game (including the best match odds).
Boavista will be looking for another win after the 1-2 Primeira Liga triumph vs Arouca.
In that match, Boavista had 67% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Boavista, the goalscorers were Vincent Sasso (31') and Martim Tavares (70'). On the other side, Arouca had 6 shots at goal with 1 on target. Rafa Mújica (27') was the scorer for Arouca.
Over their prior six games, Armando Petit's Boavista have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a combined total of 6 times - an average number of goals per match of 1.
Going into this contest, Boavista have not emerged victorious against Sporting Lisbon in their last 17 league games. That has got to hurt.
Sporting Lisbon come into this match following on from a 2-0 Champions League win to beat Tottenham Hotspur in their previous match.
In that match, Sporting Lisbon had 55% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Sporting Lisbon, the goalscorers were Paulinho (90') and Arthur Gomes (93'). On the other side, Tottenham Hotspur got 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Sporting Lisbon has become evident in recent matches. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that it’s occurred 6 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 5 while Sporting Lisbon have scored 11. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall be sustained in this upcoming game.
Coming into this fixture, Sporting Lisbon haven't been defeated by Boavista when they have played them away from home in the previous 8 league games. Travelling fans must really look forward to this fixture.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results going back to 15/09/2019 reveals that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Boavista. They have not managed to register any victories whatsoever whereas Sporting Lisbon have managed to find a way, getting wins in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
An aggregate of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 1 of them from As Panteras and 11 netted by Sportinguistas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 31 on 25/04/2022 which ended up with the score at Boavista 0-3 Sporting Lisbon.
In that game, Boavista had 38% possession and 10 shots on goal with 1 on target. Their only player to score was Rodrigo Abascal (58' Own goal).
For their opponents, Sporting Lisbon got 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Matheus Nunes (37') and Bruno Tabata (83') scored.
The match was refereed by Manuel Mota.
Team News: Boavista
The Boavista manager Armando Petit will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
We think that As Panteras will probably employ a 3-4-3 formation for this game, handing starts to Cesar, Reggie Cannon, Vincent Sasso, Rodrigo Abascal, Pedro Malheiro, Sebastian Perez, Gaius Makouta, S. Onyemaechi, Bruno Lourenco, Robert Bozenik and Kenji Gorre.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Sporting Lisbon boss Rúben Amorim has to currently contend with reduced team options. Daniel Bragança (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jovane Cabral (Knock) and Jeremiah St. Juste (Muscular problems) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the thinking that Sportinguistas might elect for a 3-4-3 formation, starting the game with Antonio Adan, Goncalo Inacio, Sebastian Coates, Matheus, Pedro Porro, Hidemasa Morita, Manuel Ugarte, Nuno Santos, Trincao, Marcus Edwards and Pedro Goncalves.
Our assessment is that Boavista have enough to find the back of the net against this Sporting Lisbon outfit, although just one goal may not quite be enough.
We therefore reckon that it will be a narrow 1-2 victory for Sporting Lisbon after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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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 5
⭐ Star Man: Martim Tavares
Customarily played in the Striker position, Martim Tavares was born in Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Boavista in the 2022 - 2023 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 season to date in 5 appearances.