Benfica vs Porto Predictions and Tips

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In the reissue of the greatest “classic” of recent times in Portuguese football, Benfica and FC Porto will enter the field with an absolute need to add three points, with the “eagles” looking at 2nd place and the “dragons” in the race. . to maintain or shorten distances for leadership. In addition to this desire to overcome the defensive problems that have marked the last matches of the two teams, we look forward to a match where the offensive quality of both teams can take precedence over the opposing defensive systems.

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

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Benfica and Porto meet at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica, in a match for the 31st round of the Primeira Liga. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 15‑01‑2021, the last time they met in this league edition. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for the Primeira Liga, on 24 – 08‑2019, Porto only managed to win, by (0‑2). The goals of the match were scored by M. Marega (86 ‘) and Zé Luís (22’) for Porto.

Benfica analysis

The home team is currently in 3rd place, with 66 points won, after 20 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they beat Santa Clara at home by (2‑1). In the last match, they won away against Tondela by (0‑2). For the league, Benfica won 23 points out of a possible 30, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home games. In the matches played in your stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 minutes 1‑0 (7 out of 15 matches) and at the end of the match 2‑0 (6 out of 15 matches). Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths, as he has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and his offense has scored regularly, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games of this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 30 games in this competition, they conceded the first goal 7 times but managed to overcome the score by 3.

Benfica reaches this round to occupy the 3rd place in the standings, with 66 points, eight above Braga, but four below FC Porto. At a time when the title is already out of the reach of the “eagles”, the main objective of the team led by Jorge Jesús is to try to reach second place, which will be worth direct entry to the next UEFA season. Champions League. On the last day, Benfica managed to win with some tranquility in the visit to Tondela (0-2), where they resolved the issue early, with goals in the first half from Pizzi (12 ‘) and Everton (19’). In the second half, the Reds slowed down, still allowing the rival a few chances, but goalkeeper Helton Leite said “present” and kept the lead until the end.

Porto analysis

After 21 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is in second place, having gained 70 points. In the last match, they beat Famalicão at home by (3‑2), after having drawn (1‑1) away with Moreirense in the previous match.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 12 away matches. In the away matches in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0‑1, which occurred in 7 of their 15 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 30 First League games he suffered the first goal on 9 occasions but managed to overcome the score in 3.

The FC Porto team is six points late to this title fight with the leader Sporting, at a time when it is in 2nd place in the standings, with 70 points, four more than the other rival, Benfica. Without losing six consecutive games, the team led by Sérgio Conceição enters the game after having managed to regain their morale, by beating Famalicão (3-2), on the last matchday, at home, in response to the loss of two points. Moreirense does it in the field (1-1). Against the Famalicenses, the ‘dragons’ advanced early, by Toni Martínez (7 ‘), allowing the tie near the break (44’). In the second half, Taremi (61 ‘) and Grujic (75’) scored the goals of tranquility, in a match where the second goal conceded, at 90 ‘, made FC Porto end up under pressure and defend the minimum advantage .

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

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