Boavista and Vitória Setúbal meet at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI, in a match for the 24 th round of the Primeira Liga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 09-25-2017, the two teams tied (1-1). The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, on 08-01- 2017, for the Primeira Liga, Boavista won by (1-0). Fábio Espinho (27 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 8 th and th of the league table, it is really a match between the 7 th best team in home matches and the 18 th best in away matches.
After 9 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses, the home team is currently in the 8 th position, with 30 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Benfica, by (4-0), after in the previous match they won (1-0) at home, against Vitória Guimarães. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 21 points in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 19 conceded, against 13 points and 13 goals scored. For the championship, Boavista won 21 points out of 30 possible, after 7 wins and 3 losses in the last 10 matches that he played in his stadium. In the matches played in their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-1 (4 out of 11 matches) and at the end of the match 1-0 (4 out of 11 matches). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 23 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Boavista part for this game with a heavy defeat in the Benfica field, by 4-0, adding the according snub in the last three games played. We emphasize that the Boavista has presented enormous competition playing at home, since it records three consecutive victories. For this game coach Jorge Simão must continue to line up in 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and the successive organized attacks: Fábio Espinho is the one responsible for creating and inventing the offensive process. On the other hand, Mateo is the great highlight of Boavista, with 5 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Bulos and Renato Santos, both injured.
The away team is currently in the ª position, without any points conquered, after 4 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sporting Braga, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Paços de Ferreira, by (1-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Vitória Setúbal won 4 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 11 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 23 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 14 times and have only won 1 result. In the last 11 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Vitória de Setúbal comes to this game with a victory over Paços de Ferreira, 1-0, returning to the victories after the defeat against Braga. It is important to underline that visitors occupy a position very close to the descent zone. In this game against Boavista, coach José Couceiro must not flee much from his usual game model, benefiting the organization of his block and successive rapid transitions. We emphasize the quality in the finalization of João Amaral, player who scored 8 goals in this competition. For this game away from home the coach does not have the injured Yannick Djalo.
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