Belenenses SAD vs Boavista for the Portuguese Primeira Liga championship match on Friday at Jamor Stadium.
The home team, Belenenses SAD, guided by Silas also in this new season, arrives at this meeting not having a straightforward start on these early games.
The team has not yet won any victory so far in matches played (2 losses and 2 draws), and they haven’t managed yet to score any goal in this period, which may even turn out to be the most severe issue, as in case of failing to score goals the team also cannot aim to add victories.
The team maintains an exciting quality of play, just like the previous season with this coach, but it still needs to improve its assertiveness in offensive terms.
As for the Boavista team, they arrive at another day of the Portuguese Premier League, the 4th, having a very positive start of the season in the national championship (although it was, eliminated from the League Cup by Casa Pia), being one of the only few teams that haven’t yet lost a game in the competition, having added up to a total of 5 points, having scored (but also conceded) in all the games played so far in the race.
The team goes into this new match trying to keep the record of invincibility that holds in this competition.
This is a game between two teams that are usually known to have high tactical and defensive rigour, not being easily beaten at the moment of defensive play, adding to the mastery of their player’s technique to work in these areas, besides the difficulties offensively by the local team.
I believe this second match of Friday will not be marked by many clear moments of possible goals, but much more for a defensive solidity and play in the opponent’s mistake, which it should, therefore, delay the emergence of goals.