Belenenses and Boavista face at Estádio do Restelo, in a match for the 17th round of the Primeira Liga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 19-08-2016, in a match for the Primeira Liga that ended in a draw by (0-0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Belenenses presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sporting Braga, by (4-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Portimonense by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 home league matches Belenenses has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 14 points out of 21 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (3 out of 7 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 16 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Belenenses comes to this game with a goalless draw against Portimonense, thus adding the sixth consecutive game without winning the championship. We remember that the locals go through a bad phase in the season, as they record only one victory in the last ten games played. In this game against his fans, the coach Domingos Paciencia must maintain the same tactical system of the last game, that is, the 4-2-3-1, favoring a supported football and organized attacks, but in some moments of the game he must privilege the counter attack. The attacking midfielder André Sousa is the great highlight of this team, with 3 goals scored. Muriel is the only one absent for this game, due to an injury.
After 6 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 20 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Paços de Ferreira, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Sporting Braga, by (1-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Boavista won 8 points out of 24 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (5 out of 8 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 5 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 7 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The Boavista comes to this game with a defeat at home against Braga, by 1-3, totaling according to snub in the last three games played in the championship. To note that visitors occupy a place at the top of the leaderboard. In this away game, coach Jorge Simão must play in 4-2-3-1, with Rochinha being the player responsible for tormenting the opponent’s defensive line. However, Mateo is one of the best Boavista scorers, with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Bulos, Renato Santos, Machado Eduardo and Njie, injured, in addition to Robson, due to a suspension.
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