Boavista will take to the pitch with visiting club Vitória Guimarães at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI in this Primeira Liga game on Monday.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Boavista v Vitória Guimarães, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Boavista enter this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Primeira Liga drawn result versus Moreirense.
In that match, Boavista had 46% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Boavista was Angel Gomes (9'). At the other end, Moreirense got 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Fábio Abreu (65') was the scorer for Moreirense.
Fixtures with Boavista have tended to be lively ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six clashes, the sum of 22 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 7 of those coming from As Panteras.
Their previous form shows that Boavista:
are unbeaten in the league by Vitória Guimarães in their last 2 games.
are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Vitória Guimarães will come into the match after a 1-0 Primeira Liga win vs Paços de Ferreira in their previous fixture.
In that game, Vitória Guimarães managed 53% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Vitória Guimarães was André André (83'). On the other side, Paços de Ferreira had 16 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
The attacking players from Vitória Guimarães have made hard work of scoring goals in their past six encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those fixtures, Os Vimaranenses have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 5. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Vitória Guimarães:
haven’t won against Boavista in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
haven’t been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 10/09/2017, there has been little between the sides with Boavista winning 2 of those games, Vitória Guimarães 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 of them for As Panteras and 5 coming from Os Vimaranenses. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
Team News: Boavista
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just one fitness concern for the Boavista gaffer Vasco Seabra to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Alberth Elis (Hamstring Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Guimarães boss Tiago Mendes has multiple availability issues to deal with. Matheus Mascarenhas (Knee Surgery) and Alhassan Wakaso (Knee Surgery) will not be playing here.
Here is a game where Boavista might need a bit of good fortune to score goals against this Vitória Guimarães lineup who we reckon will manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Vitória Guimarães when all is said and done.
Let’s see what happens.
What are the top odds for this match?
Regarding the current betting odds on the win-draw-win market, staking on Boavista is available for 3.8, going for a draw is 3.36 & betting on the winner to be Vitória Guimarães is 2.05. These are the best of the prices being offered at the moment.