Estoril and Boavista meet in Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, in a match for the 9th day of the First League. The record of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, who in the last 3 games won 2 and tied 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium on 17-03-2017 , for the Primera Liga, the two teams tied for (0-0). The home / off condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 18th and 8th of the league table, it is actually a showdown between the 16th placed in home games and the 14th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 18th place, with 6 points conquered, after 2 wins and 6 losses. In the penultimate game, lost at home against the Chaves by (0-2). In the last game, lost out against Sporting Braga by (6-0). This is a team unaffected by the house factor, as it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last game that disputed, for Taça of Portugal, lost with Farense outside by (1-0). In their last 10 games at home, Estoril have 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition, reason why it has not been very strong defensively. This is a team that scores few times first and only managed to open the score in 2 of their last 8 games for the Primera Liga, of these 2 came to rest in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 8 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
Estoril come to this unmotivated game after a 1-0 defeat at the Farense, to count for the Portuguese Cup. To point out that the home club seems to be in bad shape as it has lost the last seven games. One of the worst characteristics of home training is the difficulty in finalizing the goal opportunities at hand. We can guess that the home team will play in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players will be Kléber, Allano Lima and Aylton Boa Morte. The player responsible for defining and driving the offensive plays of Estoril is the Brazilian Lucas Evangelista.
The visiting team is currently in 8th place, with 10 points conquered, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate game, tied outside Vitoria Setúbal for (1-1). In the last game, won at home against Feirense by (1-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they conquered 9 points, against only 1 in their games like visitor. In the last game that disputed, for the Taça de Portugal, lost with the Vilaverdense out by (1-0). In his last 4 games as a visitor to the championship the Boavista recorded 1 tie and 3 losses, reason why it conquered 1 point in 12 possible.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 4 away games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 8 games, reason why it has not presented great solidity defensive, But its attack has marked regularly, since it marked goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency for few goals, since in 15 of the last 23 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 8 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Boavista arrives at this unmotivated game, after an estrangement forastero, by 1-0, in a match for the Glass of Portugal. The away team has fewer individual arguments in this match but, even if they are away from home, they can take advantage of their opponents’ weaknesses to get a good result. The Boavista usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which in the area of the midfield should play Fábio Espinho, Simão and Idris Mandiang. The visiting team will have to be very careful with the counterattacks of the rival, being that one of its great difficulties is usually to defend the rapid transitions of the rivals.
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