Moreirense and Boavista meet at Parque Desportivo Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, in a match for the 3rd round of the Primeira Liga. The history of head-to-head matches at this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 2, drew 3 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 26‑ 10‑2019, for the Primeira Liga, the two teams tied by (1‑1). Nenê (45 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Moreirense, and Iago Santos (82′ Autogolo), for Boavista. Boavista presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in 5th position, with 3 points won. In his debut he won at home against Farense, by (2‑0). On matchday two, they lost away to Benfica by (2‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 home games, Moreirense has registered 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 14 of the last 16 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
The Moreirense team comes to this 3rd round of the Liga NOS with a record of three points, obtained in the first two rounds of the new edition of the Portuguese championship. In the debut, coach Ricardo Soares saw his team take victory against the recently promoted Farense, with a 2-0 victory, but could not face the superiority of Benfica, on the last day, with which Moreirense lost 2 – 0, during the visit to Estádio da Luz. Despite receiving only two goals, the canons allowed the rival to create several scoring opportunities to achieve a greater result, at the same time that they felt many difficulties to reach the last third with real danger. A weak performance, to which Moreirense intends to respond as quickly as possible, especially since it has the quality to do more.
The visiting team is currently in 12th position, with 1 point won. In their debut they tied away against Nacional by (3‑3). On matchday two, they lost at home to Porto by (0‑5). This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in their stadium. In their last 10 away matches, Boavista has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. The team allowed the opponent goals in 9 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to come back. In the last 16 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 9 of their 23 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
Aimed at the fight for European competitions in the new season, the restructured Boavista team, which is still in an early stage of its rebuilding process, has not had the start of the championship it intended. In the debut, the men of coach Vasco Seabra drew 3-3 in the visit to the recently promoted Nacional, in a match in which they showed good details on the offensive plane, but some gaps on the defensive aspect. Something that was confirmed again after the second part of the match on the last day, where Boavista thrashed in Porto’s “derby”, at the reception of FC Porto, by an expressive 0-5. In the first half, the chess players even managed to maintain the opponent’s offensive creation well, but the goal conceded after opening the second half brought the team down and prevented any reaction.