The Primeira Liga match at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI on Friday sees home side Boavista play opponents Tondela.
All Boavista v Tondela game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Boavista head into this match coming off the back of a 3-3 Primeira Liga drawn game against Santa Clara.
In that game, Boavista managed 39% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Boavista, goals were scored by Alberth Elis (17', 75') and Nuno Santos (66'). At the other end, Santa Clara got 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Lincoln (45'), Carlos Júnior (50'), Marco Pereira (69' Own goal) and Fábio Cardoso (90') scored for Santa Clara.
Matches with Boavista have tended to be engaging encounters of late with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games alone, a total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of them being chalked up by As Panteras. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Heading into this fixture, Boavista are winless against Tondela in their last 4 league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Benfica in Primeira Liga action, Tondela and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Tondela had 41% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Benfica got 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Pizzi (12') and Everton (19') scored for Benfica.
The stats don’t lie, and Tondela have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. At the back, Auriverdes have not been doing too well.
Coming into this contest, Tondela are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes going back to 30/03/2018 tells us that Boavista have won 1 of these games and Tondela 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from As Panteras and 6 coming from Auriverdes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The previous league meeting between the two was Primeira Liga match day 14 on 16/01/2021 when it finished Tondela 3-1 Boavista.
On that day, Tondela had 73% possession and 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Mario González (40') and Salvador Agra (56', 85').
Boavista had 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Ricardo Mangas (59') scored.
The referee was Gustavo Correia.
Team News: Boavista
Jorge Benguche (Corona virus), Miguel Reisinho (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Nuno Santos (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for Boavista gaffer Jesualdo Ferreira.
Team News: Tondela
Due to a mostly available group of players, there is only a single fitness issue for the Tondela gaffer Pako Ayestarán to be concerned with. Joel Sousa (Corona virus) misses out for this game.
Here is a game where Tondela will really need to work well to see themselves scoring against this Boavista team who we think will gain the upper hand.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Boavista at the end of this game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 16
⭐ Star Player: Angel Gomes
Customarily playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Angel Gomes was born in London, England. After having played his first senior match for Manchester United in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 6 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 26 appearances.