In the opening match of 12th round in Primeira Liga, Boavista host Sporting.
Boavista didn’t make the good start this season and they are stand near the relegation zone with 10 points in 11 games.
They are playing terrible away from home where they managed to scored only one once and conceded 17 goals. But, their home performance is not such bad (3-0-2) where they won three times, but all those wins were against three worst teams and all of them are standing in the relegation zone (Academica, Gil Vicente and Penafiel).
In the last match home team played against Maritimo away and lost 4-0. On that match 3 players from defence got red cards: the first goalkeeper Mika (8/0 gk), Beckeles (10/0 d) and Philipe Sampaio (9/1 d).
They are all suspended and will not play tonight. Luís Neves (0/0 m) and Fary (1/0 f) are also out.
Sporting play very good this season in Primeira Liga and Champions League.
They have 8 points less than leader Benfica, so they have to take all three points tonight in order to stay in a race for the title or eventually to finish at the top 3 teams and qualify in the Champions League.
Team from Lisbon win the last three games and they want to continue with the good performance. They are playing an important match in Champions League against Chelsea in London for 5 days in which they need one point to qualify in the next stage of this competition.
Despite the fact that match is important for them, their coach Marco Silva has announced that they want to continue with good performance.
The visitors will be without Jefferson (7/0 d) and Heldon (1/0 f).
Without any doubt, Sporting is a big favorite to win this game, but the odds are very small for away win.
Boavista have one of the worst defences in league and for this match they have three suspended players, including their first goalkeeper, so I expect at least three goals in this match.
Boavista vs Sporting Betting Tip: 2 & over 2.5 goals @ 1.83 (Bet365)