Aves vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 18th February 2019
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Estádio do CD das Aves (Vila das Aves).
In the last five match-days, the Eagles reduced the gap at the top by six points and are giving a scare to Porto, who thought that they had the title in their bag.
Without a doubt, it could be said that Bruno Lage’s men are currently the most feared set of players in Portugal.
After doling out an inhumane 10-0 win to Nacional, they took their business to Galatasaray, and defeated the famed squad at their own home, in the Europa League.
The team from Santo Tirso is just a measly point away from the relegation zone, and must really be worried about their future in the Primeira Liga.
Their form at home in the recent games have been lackluster at best, and they are supposed to host a team that butchered a fellow relegation-battler just a match-day back.
Another thing that rightly frightens them is the fact that they have conceded the second-most number of goals in the competition.
Aves vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds have a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Except for a draw back in 2001, the team has a 100 % winning record in Primeira Liga matches.
- Glorioso has never failed to find the back of the net in an h2h tie.
- At the Estádio do CD das Aves, the visitors have recorded three or more goals in three of their last five fixtures.
- Nine of the last eleven meetings had the Aguias record two or more goals.
Aves vs Benfica Prediction
Augusto Inacio’s men have never won against this opponent, and their h2h history stretches long back. They are struggling to stay alive in the competition, with the threat of relegation constantly alarming them. They have conceded the most number of goals except for Nacional, against whom the Eagles put past ten goals in the last league match.
Meanwhile, Bruno Lage’s men have registered the most goals in the tournament, with 57 goals from their 21 games, while the next best is just 42, by league-topper Porto.
The Reds also have a scoring streak going on in face-to-face meetings, with them finding the back of the net in every single appearance.
Moreover, they have scored twice or more in nine of their last eleven ties against this rival. Also, seven of these witnessed three or more goals, and five of these had four or more.
Also, the Eagles have won their last five matches on the road and scored in 11 of their last 12 away ties. Their counterparts, at the same time, were winless in six of their last eight home-ties, and five of their last six.
Expect the visitors to pick up from where they left off against Nacional, and record another huge win, to mount the pressure on title-rival Porto even more.
Aves vs Benfica Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Benfica @ 1.50 (1/2)
Benfica to Score in Both Halves @ 2.00 (1/1).