It is Boavista the first team to change their coach on this current season of Liga NOS….
Miguel Leal didn’t even reach the 1-year anniversary in charge of the team, after having arrived to replace Erwin Sánchez and offered this team a more realistic approach to face the challenges of Liga NOS.
It is good to keep in mind that Boavista’s squad, both last year and this year, are below the Liga NOS’ average.
Therefore, what Miguel Leal had been achieving could be considered as good for the club.
On the present season, however, only 1 win, against Desportivo das Aves, in 4 matches, might have killed the club’s ambition to improve.
The arrival of Jorge Simão might, however, be good news as a consequence of their poor decision.
Simão is a manager who focuses heavily on the defensive process and he should be eager to show his qualities again, after a terrible spell at Braga.
He will start off against Benfica who is also under a lot of pressure.
Boavista vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
After some fragile exhibitions against Rio Ave and Portimonense, the Eagles have lost at home against CSKA, on their first Champions League match, which puts them under a lot of pressure on this trip to Bessa.
The problems that the team is showing, however, don’t seem enough to put them in danger of failing to win again.
It is certain that Benfica might struggle to score the 1st goal, since Boavista will sit back and defend, but the win should end up going the way of the visitors.
What we shouldn’t expect is a lot of goals here. After Tuesday’s match, Benfica shouldn’t be very confident,
while Boavista will setup for this match a strategy focused on getting the 0-0 draw, if possible, with Jorge Simão trying to conquer a point thanks to his team’s resilience.
|Under 2.5 goals||