In round 11 of the Primeira Liga on Sunday, Vizela travel to Estadio does Bessa to face Boavista, looking for their third straight-away win across all competitions.
Petit’s squad enters the weekend with a five-game win streak versus the Vizelenses. They’ll be aiming to keep the momentum going this weekend.
Our Match Preview: Boavista vs Vizela
Boavista lost 3-2 to Vitoria de Guimaraes last weekend after squandering a three-minute lead. Salvador Agra and Vincent Sasso scored to cancel out Tiago Silva’s 20th-minute goal and put the visitors ahead, but Nicolas Janvier and Andre Amaro won the game late.
Petit’s team lost 1-0 to Machico in the third round of the Taca de Portugal on October 16 thanks to Roberto Gouveia’s goal. Since beating Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on September 17, Os Axadrezados have drawn once and lost three of their past four matches.
Boavista has won five, drawn one, and lost four of its 10 league matches to gather 16 points and sit seventh in the Primeira Liga. They might move up to fourth with three points this weekend.
Vizela lost 1-0 against Santa Clara at Estadio do FC Vizela, preventing a third straight league triumph. Bruno Almeida scored the game’s sole goal with three minutes remaining after Ivanildo Fernandes was sent off.
Vizela advanced to the fourth round of the Taca de Portugal on October 15 after beating Penafiel 2-1 on penalties following a 3-3 extra-time draw. Alvaro Pacheco’s squad has 11 points from 10 matches, three points above Santa Clara in the relegation playoff slot.
The Vizelenses are winless in five straight matches against Boavista, losing twice and drawing three times since August 2018.
Our Team News: Boavista vs Vizela
Last weekend against Vitoria de Guimaraes, Boavista defender Ricardo Mangas was sent off and will not be playing for the team again.
In his absence, Reggie Cannon, Vincent Sasso, and Bruno Onyemaechi may be joined by experienced defender Filipe Ferreira in the back four.
30-year-old Agra, a former Benfica player, had an impressive cameo last weekend and may be rewarded with a starting spot after the team’s success.
Vizela will be without 26-year-old defender Fernandes on Sunday after he was sent off in the opening minutes of their last game against Santa Clara and was subsequently banned.
The Vizelenses will also be without 34-year-old midfielder Claudemir, who was injured in the team’s match against Portimonense on October 1.
- Boavista Possible Starting Lineup: Bracali, Cannon, Sasso, Onyemaechi, Ferreira, Malheiro, Makouta, Perez, Lourenco, Gorre, Tavares.
- Vizela Possible Starting Lineup: Buntic, Isaac, Wilson, Anderson, Afonso, Samu, Mendez, Rashid, Bondoso, Osmajic, Zohi.
Our Prediction: Boavista 1-2 Vizela
Vizela has put together a strong run of success in recent weeks and will be seeking to immediately return to winning ways after suffering a narrow setback against Santa Clara. Despite this, Vizela will be aiming to soon return to winning ways.
On Sunday, the men coached by Pacheco will compete against a Boavista team that has failed to win its last three matches in a row, and we believe that the Pacheco camp will emerge victorious and earn all three points.