Boavista vs Marítimo – Liga NOS: On the encounter that opens up this day of league matches in Portugal, counting towards Liga NOS’ 20th round
The local side Boavista and the visiting side Marítimo face off in Oporto, at the Estádio do Bessa, on a match between two teams that will meet for the 2nd time this season, with their first encounter finishing with a 1-0 win for Marítimo, in Funchal.
The home side is in 9th place of the league table, with 24 points, while the visiting side is on 6th place with 29 points.
The home side is on a very comfortable position going into this match, taking large steps towards ensuring their main objective on this competition which is avoiding relegation,
since they have a clear advantage over the relegation zone (more than 10 points), improving considerably, in terms of results, after the arrival of Jorge Simão to take on the coaching job, with him having had an immediate effect at least on that department.
Now, the team is coming off a stage of some alternation, having gotten 1 loss, 1 victory and 1 draw on their last 3 league matches.
As for the visitors, they are on their worst streak of results of the season, dropping in terms of performances and also dropping on the league table for the past couple of weeks,
with the team being winless in Liga NOS for almost two months (since the 1-0 win over Braga, at the start of December), having a terrible offensive record in that period (which wasn’t very positive before that as well).
Boavista vs Marítimo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Upon a Marítimo that is one of the more consistent teams in the league defensively (not scoring that many goals because of that as well) and upon a Boavista that is strong at home,
I expect a close match with just a few or even no goals.
|Under 2 goals||