Benfica vs Aves
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 23 September 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Benfica host Aves in what is expected to be a completely one-sided affair on Sunday evening at Luz. Teams entered the new season in a completely opposite fashion. The last rem runners-up won three and drew one of four games so far, while their counterparts took just one point from opening four rounds of the new Primeira Liga campaign.
Benfica’s lone draw (1-1) came in the Lisbon derby against fierce local rivals Sporting in the second round. They bagged as many as nine goals in other three outings. On top of this, Rui Vitoria’s men shoed a stellar form in the Champions League qualifications where they eased past Fenerbahce and PAOK to book a place in the group stage of the elite continental competition.
The Eagle, however, could not do much to avoid a defeat in the opening fixture of the group stage campaign. They fell 0-2 to Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening in front of the home fans. The domestic tie with Aves is a huge opportunity for them to get back on the winning ways and pick up a comprehensive confidence-boosting victory against the struggling opposition.
Benfica vs Aves: Head-to-head
The Eagles completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
Benfica won eight and drew one of nine H2H games with Aves.
The Eagles won each of five home matches against Desportivo Aves with an impressive 20-2 goal difference along the way.
Benfica vs Aves: Prediction
The visitors have the weakest attacking record in the league with just three goals scored in four matches so far. They failed to find the back of the net in last two games against Maritimo (0-1 loss in Primeira Liga) and Pacos de Ferreira (goalless draw in Taca da Liga).
Everything points out to a pleasant evening for the local fans at Estadio da Luz and we’d truly be surprised to see anything else but a confident victory for the hosts on the occasion. Benfica enjoyed a thrilling form at Luz in the previous term when they won 14, drew 1 and lost 2 of 17 games in the league.
You can have the host to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 1.57. Alternatively, Benfica are 1.61 to keep a clean sheet and 1.50 to win by two or more goals difference.
Benfica vs Aves: Bet Tips
• HT/FT Benfica/Benfica @ 1.57 (4/7)
• Benfica to keep a clean sheet @ 1.61 (8/13).