Betting tips for Boavista vs FC Porto 02.12.2018
It is at the Estádio do Bessa that you play the "scorching" derby of the city of Porto, at 20:00 this Sunday. Panthers and dragons are struggling in a duel that was already much more balanced a few years ago, but never loses its emotion, given the great rivalry that marks the history of both clubs. The Boavista arrives in this game in relegation zone, and FC Porto in the leadership of Liga NOS, but coming from European day.
The Boavista is in an uncomfortable zone, occupying the 16th place of Liga NOS. With only 9 points added, the chess players won only 2 games, drew 3 and lost 5. Given that 3 of these 9 points were added on the opening day, here you can see when the performance of the panthers fell this season. They only scored 6 points in 9 matches, 4 at home, with a marginal win (1-0) over Desportivo das Aves and a draw in a draw at Vitória de Guimarães.
In fact, the difference in the level of the checkers compared to the last season is evident, and this was even more noticeable in the receptions to Benfica (0-2) and Desportivo de Chaves (1-2). It is recalled that last season, with only these two teams, Boavista had added 4 points, in their stronghold, with victory over Benfica and draw with Desportivo de Chaves. The team are still looking to restructure their important outings, especially at the defensive level with Rossi and Wagner, and Yusupha (injured) ahead of them, who often give a stretch in the game, often helping to decide the games. Also Idris has another year and begins to lose influence in the middle field.
It is still too early to say if this Boavista can reach last year's level, because Jorge Simao has to be allowed to rebuild the team, but until now it is clearly a more fragile Boavista, which has been less reliable, even in games at home.
Fábio Espinho is in doubt, and in case he recovers he will naturally be the owner of Jorge Simão's chess.
FC Porto is going through a great moment, and this is reflected in the league table, both internally and in Europe. In the League NOS is isolated leader, with 24 points, 2 more than the 2nd place, Sporting. The last time he lost was at the Estádio da Luz on 7 October. They only had 3 days, with interruptions to the League of Nations and Portuguese Cup, but in all are 9 consecutive wins in games to count for all competitions.
Also in the Champions League, the dragons have distinguished themselves with the 1st place, and still days ago won the Schalke 04 by (3-1). After an embarrassing start to the season, with disciplinary cases to be resolved, and important adjustments to make, especially at the defensive level, the truth is that Sérgio Conceição managed to put the team back on the road to victory. And for that much contributed players like Militão, the "upgrade" made to a talented player like Óliver, and of course the full return of Danilo Pereira.
It is a Porto in a great moment that will try his 10th consecutive victory, in the Stadium of his rival, where he has been very happy. The dragons left with 3 points of the Bessa Stadium, in the last 5 visits.
Despite the great rivalry, and the intensity that the game will have, and there the Boavista can balance the game more, the truth is that the difference between the two teams, at the qualitative level is enormous. Sérgio Conceição has room to play in the eleven, like for example Sérgio Oliveira, midfield, or Corona or Soares in the attack, so the physical issue may not be so decisive. In view of what is proposed to us in Betclic and Bet.pt, I do not find many bets of real value. The ideal bet would be the handicap (-1) for FC Porto, since in case of marginal victory would return the bet value.
However, the handicap starts at (-1.25) and at a low value of 1.62. Thus, I will choose to risk and pull the handicap -1.5 in favor of dragons, quoted at 1.83 at Bet.pt. The other alternative would be FC Porto HT / FT, but there we have to take into account how FC Porto will enter this match after a European day. Thus, the -1.5 handicap I believe is met, especially if Porto take the lead, and managing the game more, with the "uncovering" of Boavista in the search for a draw, it is very likely that Porto will increase the advantage.