Porto vs Boavista – Liga NOS: porto’s city derby comes at a sensitive stage for the two teams of the city
FC Porto is coming off a loss in Paços de Ferreira that allowed the approach of their pursuers and puts their tranquility on the title race in jeopardy.
Boavista has been very consistent at home but not so much away from home. Eyeing a possible return to Europe, getting some points here could be fundamental for them to achieve that dream qualification.
For FC Porto, this is a very important period of their season.
The team was always able to overcome all the problems they had to face in Liga NOS, only slipping up on this trip to Paços de Ferreira where there was a mix of several aspects: an opponent that closed itself down with a lot of quality
A team that had a lot of injuries and absences, especially in the midfield, which is the Dragon’s core, and a match where the stats didn’t matter for nothing, since FC Porto dominated almost the entirety of the match but was still unable to capitalize on anything.
Boavista is looking, in this match, to break the trend of the past few weeks, since they have always been winning at home, for 5 consecutive matches, but also been losing away from home, for 4 consecutive encounters.
Still, that poor consistency has been increasing their chances on the fight for 5th place, getting closer and closer to a position that might still grant an European spot.
That’s a subject that isn’t very mentioned around Estádio do Bessa, but that is certainly on the mind of the board.
FC Porto vs Boavista – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This city derby hasn’t had, in the last couple of years, the same intensity it used to have 1 or 2 decades ago, when Boavista was more involved on the fight for the top spots.
But this season, thanks to the consistency that Jorge Simão has been giving to the team, there is a feeling that it might regain that uncertainty.
This is a sensitive match, to see which team will get a positive result on the pursuit of their respective objectives.
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