FC Porto vs. Boavista 6/23/20 Primeira Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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FC Porto 20-4-3, Boavista 9-8-10

6/23/20 4:15 pm

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FC Porto is hosting Boavista at Estadio do Dragao in part of round 28 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Porto is struggling with form since the season was restarted and they have 1 loss, 1 win, and 1 draw in their last 3 games. Thanks to their bad form, Porto has gambled away their advantage in front of Benfica, and they lost the first place. Porto is in second place with 64 points, 52 scored goals, and 18 conceded goals. The race for the title in the Primeira Liga is tight, and the only two teams competing for it are Porto and Benfica, two of the best teams in Portugal in history. In their last match in the Primeira Liga against Aves, Porto was super dominant with 79% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. A lot of chances, but nothing to show for. Porto has had a penalty kick in 22nd minute, but Aves’ goalkeeper made a great save and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Quite the disappointment for Porto. Tells has scored 8 goals for Porto, while Ze Luis and Soares added 7 goals each. Jesus Corona added 8 assists. Marcano is injured, while Nakajima is suspended. Porto is not as talented as Benfica, but they are obviously a good team, but if they allow Benfica to get away from them, I’m afraid the season might be over for Porto sooner than they hoped.

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Boavista is on a nice 2-game winning streak where they scored 5 goals while conceding only 1 goal. Boavista is in 8th place in the standings with 35 points, only 23 scored goals, but only 25 conceded goals. In their last Primeira Liga against Vitoria de Setubal at home, Boavista was solid with 47% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 78% of accurate passes. It doesn’t seem like it, but Boavista was in total control of this match and they won 3-1. This was the only game of the season where Boavista scored more than 2 goals, but I’m not sure if they can repeat this again considering the number of goals Boavista scored. Tavares is the leading goal scorer for Boavista with only 4 goals, while Bueno, Marlon, and Fabiano added 2 assists each. There are no injuries or suspensions in Boavista. Despite their bad offense, Boavista is pretty high in the standings, and their defense is good enough to compensate for the lack of offense. Their Primeira Liga status is secured, but I don’t think Boavista has the quality to get any higher. This is their maximum.

This is a derby between two of the teams from the city of Porto, and the trends are o heavily on Porto’s side. Boavista hasn’t won any of their last 11 games against Porto, while Porto hasn’t lost any of their last 8 home games against Boavista. The playing time is over for Porto and if they want to stay close to Benfica, Porto must start playing better soccer and scoring more goals.

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