Boavista predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 27
- Winning Bets: 5
- Average Odds: 2.38
- Overall Stake : 190
- Profit: 86.22
- Yield: -54.62 %
With erratic mid-season management changes and declining results, Boavista seem to be spiralling downwards.
This is their 7th consecutive season in the Primeira, 4 of which were spent slowly but surely climbing up the table. This culminated in two back-to-back 8th place finishes, though even those were fraught with uncertainty and inconsistency. They tended to have disastrous seasonal starts, only to gradually improve over the months. Last year they slumped down to 12th.
At odds of 501, their chances of bringing down the Big 3 are slim to none. Sadly, these are pretty much the only Primeira Liga Outright bets. However, Boavista matches tend to be slow-paced and defensive on both sides.
For example, they ended the 2019/20 season with an overall score of just 28/39. Even their concessions were low for the standards of the table’s bottom half. This means that Under 2.5 Goals bets can be a good option.
Boavista Key Players
Boavista’s lineup went through a complete change over the summer. Almost none of the last season’s starting eleven remain on the roster.
The defensive line is formed largely by loaned players, largely internationals. Porto’s Chidozie Awaziem is one of the bigger names, being a reliable centre-back that underdog clubs need to thrive. Reggie Cannon was brought in from FC Dallas, giving the defence some width. Lastly, we have a pair of defensive midfielders Javi García and Show.
The attackers weren’t left untouched, mind you. Coach Seabra signed Alberth Elis is his campaign of finding young American players. Musa Juwara of Bologna was also brought in, so both of Boavista’s wings are covered. Lastly, a pair of attacking midfielders were also signed, forming an interesting box shape in the midfield - Angel Gomes and Nuno Santos.
Boavista FC are named after a district in the city of Porto where they are located. Naturally, such close proximity between two clubs is guaranteed to spark fierce rivalry, and this case is no different.
There cannot, however, be any true comparison between the clubs in terms of size and success. In that regard, Boavista are a mere shadow of their glorious neighbours who have reached the very highest level in the country and become regular title contenders.
Nonetheless, Boavista fans can rightfully say that they know how it feels to be called champions since 2003.
Boavista FC were established in 1903 by English brothers Harry and Dick Lowe. Their early form was that of mostly factory workers playing against each other, but they soon started playing matches against other clubs in an organized fashion. Their early years were affected by religious differences between the local English population and the native Portuguese, as they suffered even worse during the World War I.
The club played in the second tier as the Primeira Liga was launched in 1934, but they quickly won promotion and joined the elite the very next year. However, the best they managed to do before 1970 was fifth place in 1952. But the 70s were the years of success, with Boavista finishing fourth and winning the Taca de Portugal (the Portuguese Cup) in 1975. The following season they even managed to disturb the rule of the Great Three by finishing second, and they successfully defended the Cup.
But their best ever achievement came in 2003, when they surprised the football world and actually won the PrimeiraLiga title. However, they’ve fallen significantly since then, with the Big Three firmly dominating the scene once more.