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Porto Benfica betting prediction

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In the second time at the time that the two rivals will star in one of the greatest “classics” of Portuguese football today, FC Porto and Benfica will have an exclusive interest in winning, under penalty of seeing the distance that separates them from the leadership increase. Thus, it is expected a very well played game from side to side, with both teams more concerned with attacking than defending, which should allow the attacks to get the better of the defenses, which have not even been on the big plan recently.
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Porto and Benfica meet at Estádio Do Dragão, in a match for the 14th round of the Primeira Liga. The head‑to‑head record at this stadium couldn't be more balanced, as it shows 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 head‑to‑heads. Nevertheless, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, on 08‑02‑2020, for the Primeira Liga, Porto won by (3‑2). Rúben Dias (44' Autogolo), Alex Telles (38' ) and Sérgio Oliveira (10' ) scored for Porto and Carlos Vinícius (18' and 50' ) for Benfica.

Analysis Porto

After 10 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, the home team is in the 2nd position, havinf won 31 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Famalicão by (1‑4), after in the previous match they have won (3‑0) at home, against Moreirense. They come to this match after a away win against Nacional by (2‑4), after extended time. For the league, Porto won 18 points out of 21 possible points, after 6 wins and 1 loss in the last 7 home matches.

They have won the last 5 home matches for this competition. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 6 of their 13 matches for this competition, but have been able to turn the score around in 3.

The FC Porto team aims to revalidate the conquest of the title of national champion, but arrives for this 14th day with a record of “only” 31 points, as does Benfica, four away from Sporting's leadership, and occupy 2nd place in the league table. In the last round of the championship, the “dragons” won easily when visiting Famalicão's home (1-4), in a game where Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi stood out with two goals (12' and 58'), on a sheet that also counted with the participation of Sérgio Oliveira (32 ') and João Mário (89'). Last Tuesday, FC Porto faced Nacional in the round of 16 of the Portuguese Cup and won, 2-4, but only after extra-time, due to the difficulties felt to overcome the Madeiran team.

Confirmed Lineup: Agustin Marchesin, Chancel Mbemba, Zaidu Sanusi, Pepe, Luis Díaz, Sérgio Oliveira, Mateus Uribe, Jesús Corona, Mehdi Taremi, Nanu, Moussa Marega, Sérgio Marceneiro Conceição.

Analysis Benfica

The away team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 31 points won, after 10 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Santa Clara, by (1‑1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Tondela, by (2‑0). In their last match, for the Taça de Portugal, they got an away win against Estrela by (0‑4). In the last 6 away league matches Benfica has a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 13 points out of 18 possible. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 46 of the last 54 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 13 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 4 times but have turned the score around in 2.

Benfica made a strong investment in the preparation of this season, to return to attack all the national titles. Despite not having any of these goals compromised, the truth is that Jorge Jesus' team has been slightly below expectations and reached this 14th round of the Liga NOS, in the 3rd position of the league table, with the same 31 points FC Porto, both four away from Sporting (1st). In the last round, Benfica managed to return to victories against Tondela (2-0, goals from Seferovic, 57' , and Waldschmidt, 90 + 3'), after the “stumble” in the visit to Santa Clara (1-1). Last Tuesday, the “eagles” easily fulfilled their expectations in the Round of 16 of the Portuguese Cup, with a 4-0 victory over Estrela da Amadora.

Confirmed Lineup: Odysseas Vlachodimos, Jan Vertonghen, Álex Grimaldo, Nicolás Otamendi, Nuno Tavares, Gilberto, Julian Weigl, Pizzi, Rafa Silva, Darwin Nuñez, Haris Seferović.
Coach: Jorge Jesus.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Porto Benfica match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Porto vs Benfica match, on 15 January 2021, of the preview written by the editors of Online Betting Academy, goes to: Both teams score? Yes ⇒ odd 1.54 at betfair.

👉 In which stadium will the Porto Benfica be played?

The Porto vs Benfica on 15 January 2021 will be played at Porto, Estádio Do Dragão.

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Online Betting Academy, for the Porto Benfica match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Porto at with 68% of the tips.

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Primeira Liga - 2020/2021

  • 100% 306 / 306 Games

  • Home team wins 41.5%
  • Draws 25.16%
  • Away team wins 33.33%
  • Over 1.5 71.57%
  • Over 2.5 44.12%
  • Over 3.5 20.59%
  • Goals 739
  • Goals /match 2.42
  • Goals /match home 1.27
  • Goals /match away 1.15
  • Both teams score 45.42%
  • Goals after 80' 17.46%
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