Boavista vs Portimonense tips and odds

Portimonense have taken just one point from their last three Portugal. Portuguese Liga matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Portimonense are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Boavista should prove no easy feat either – Portimonense haven’t won against any Portugal. Portuguese Liga leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Boavista have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Boavista dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the Portugal. Portuguese Liga’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Boavista are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Boavista and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Boavista’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Portimonense are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Portimonense took a point away from Boavista (1-1 draw).

Notably, Boavista’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Boavista have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Portugal. Portuguese Liga away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Portimonense, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Portimonense getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Portimonense are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Boavista hold the best away record in the Portugal. Portuguese Liga (W8 D2 L1). Portimonense’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Boavista’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Boavistans could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Boavista win at 15/2 with bet365.

Boavista vs Portimonense tips and odds

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