Estoril vs Boavista – Liga NOS : On the match that will open this 9th round of Liga NOS…
We will have a match, at Stadium António Coimbra da Mota, between the locals of Estoril Praia, who are managed by Pedro Emanuel, and Boavista, led by Jorge Simão.
This match will be a face-off between the 18th place (and therefore last) and the 8th place, with both teams being separated by just 4 points still, going into this match.
On the side of the hosts, Luís Ribeiro will miss the match, while Thiago Cardoso is still doubtful; On the visiting side, Nuno Henrique and Aymen Tahar are absent due to injury.
Estoril Praia’s team, after a very interesting end to their campaign last season, have had an extremely surprising start to this season, although it wasn’t for the best reasons,
since they weren’t able to build up on the momentum they had after the arrival of Pedro Emanuel and failed to take advantage of the talented roster they have built for this season.
With that, the team sits in last place on the league table and has the worst losing streak of this edition of Liga NOS.
As for Boavista, they go into this match on a mid-table position and they are on a good streak of results in the league, getting 4 wins on their last 5 matches, with the managerial change contributing a lot for this improvement on the team.
Still, despite their good form, they were eliminated from the cup, surprisingly, against Vilaverdense. Now all that’s left to know is if that loss will have any impact on their form and motivation.
Estoril vs Boavista – Betting Tip and Prediction:
These are two teams who like to have a considerable defensive solidity, mainly Boavista, but also Estoril, except in one or two matches,
with Boavista building that solidity thanks to their former manager Miguel Leal who, over the course of his stay at the club, made it harder for the opponents to beat the team on the defensive aspects.
Given that, I believe this can be a low-scoring match.
|Under 2 goals||