Boavista arrive at Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques on Friday for the Primeira Liga showdown with home team Vitória Guimarães.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Vitória Guimarães v Boavista can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Vitória Guimarães will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-1 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Paços de Ferreira.
In that game, Vitória Guimarães managed 42% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Vitória Guimarães was Óscar Estupiñán (23'). Paços de Ferreira got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. João Pedro (33') and Hélder Ferreira (62') scored for Paços de Ferreira.
In their past 6 fixtures, João Henriques's Vitória Guimarães have netted a total of 6 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Heading into this fixture, Vitória Guimarães have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Boavista come into this meeting following a 1-0 Primeira Liga win with the eclipse of Moreirense in their last match.
In that game, Boavista managed 42% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Boavista was Angel Gomes (53'). Moreirense had 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Boavista have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. In defence, As Panteras have been far from perfect. Still, we must now wait to see if such a trend will be maintained here in this game.
Their past results show that Boavista:
- have not beaten Vitória Guimarães in away games against them for the last 12 matches in the league. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 11/02/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Vitória Guimarães winning 2 of those games, Boavista 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
10 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 for Os Vimaranenses and 5 coming from As Panteras. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 4 on 19/10/2020 when the final score was Boavista 0-1 Vitória Guimarães.
That day, Boavista had 62% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, Vitória Guimarães got 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Marcus Edwards (19') scored.
The referee was Nuno Almeida.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Matheus Mascarenhas (Knee Surgery), Jacob Maddox (Unknown Injury), Joseph Amoah (Muscle Injury) and Sílvio (Muscle Injury) will not be taking part for Guimarães manager João Henriques.
Team News: Boavista
From a largely full-strength group, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Boavista manager Jesualdo Ferreira to be concerned about. Miguel Reisinho (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
In this match, Boavista would be disappointed if they were not to put one past this Vitória Guimarães team, although it might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Vitória Guimarães at the end of the match. 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 D. Alfonso Henriques (30,000)
Captain: André André
Chairman: Miguel Pinto Lisboa
Manager: João Henriques
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 6
🔑 Star Player: Óscar Estupiñán
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Óscar Estupiñán was born in Cali, Colombia. After having made a senior debut playing for Vitória Guimarães in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 10 appearances.