Estoril Praia vs Boavista Match Analysis & Prediction
09/02/2023 9:00 pm
Estoril Praia and Boavista will play out their rearranged Primeira Liga game on Thursday, and both sides can take advantage of the additional match to aid their respective ambitions at either end of the table.
Estoril enter the contest in dire need of a win having lost their last three matches all by 1-0 scorelines, which has further extended another unwanted record of just one win in 14 games across all competitions.
Their only win in that time came against one of their toughest opponents in the form of Casa Pia, so it is evident to see that they are losing too many matches against their relegation rivals.
Recent defeats to Famalicao and Maritimo have not only seen Estoril drop down the table, but it has given belief to those two sides who are also fighting for survival.
Form at the Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota has been a big problem for Nelson Verissimo this season, as only bottom-placed Pacos Ferreira have picked up fewer points on home soil.
However, with this being a game in hand, it represents an opportunity for Estoril to pull away from trouble, as they could extend the gap between themselves and the relegation zone to seven points with a win.
Meanwhile, Boavista can help improve their chances of European qualification should they emerge victorious, as they are currently just five points behind Casa Pia who occupy the final Europa Conference League spot at present.
Just one defeat since returning from the World Cup break has seen them join the battle for Europe, having picked up eight points from their five matches in that period.
Their current position is slightly surprising given that only the bottom two have a worse defensive record, but the form of Yusupha Njie in attack has countered any deficiencies at the back.
Estoril Praia vs. Boavista Head to head
In the 15 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Estoril have claimed four victories while Boavista have won five, and they have drawn in six. Boavista have scored 18 goals and conceded 15 in the process.
13/12/2020Estoril2Boavista1Taca de Portugal
Estoril Praia Team News
Joao Gamboa returned from a muscle injury ahead of schedule for Estoril in their game against Vitoria Guimaraes at the weekend.
That game also saw new signing Rafik Guitane make his debut for the club off the bench, after a late move from Reims in the January transfer window.
Estoril Praia's Last 5 Matches
16/01/2023Estoril2Casa Pia0Primeira Liga
04/02/2023Estoril0Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
Boavista Team News
Filipe Ferreira will miss out for Boavista with an injury that has kept him out since October, while Adalberto Panaranda is still yet to make his debut since joining from Watford in August.
Sebastian Perez will return after serving a suspension in their draw with Santa Clara for accumulation of bookings.
Boavista's Last 5 Matches
08/01/2023Boavista1Gil Vicente0Primeira Liga
14/01/2023Sporting Braga1Boavista0Primeira Liga
04/02/2023Santa Clara2Boavista2Primeira Liga
Estoril Praia vs. Boavista: Odds and Predictions
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