Benfica vs Belenenses Prediction & Match Preview

Benfica vs Belenenses
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisbon).

Benfica are in fine form at the moment and are showing no signs of slowing down either. Considering that it has also been well over a decade since Belenenses last tasted success against this foe on the road, count on the hosts to eye all three points for the taking on Friday.

Benfica vs Belenenses Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous matchup saw Benfica pick up a 2-0 victory.
  • Two out of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their last seven clashes.
  • None of their previous ten encounters have finished as a stalemate.
  • Belenenses have registered the win in just one of their past ten meetings. (W-7, D-2, L-1)

Benfica vs Belenenses Prediction

Benfica extended their stellar winning streak last week by pulling off a 2-0 win over Pacos de Ferreira on the road. The hosts have just been hot to tame this season, and have not admitted defeat in all competitions since their 3-1 loss to French outfit Lyon back in early November.

It is also worth mentioning that the home team have been at the losing end just once in the Premeira League this season. Currently, Benfica are enjoying the view at the top of the ladder with a solid ten advantage over second-placed FC Porto.

On the other hand, Belenenses are currently dwelling way below the hosts in the bottom half of the table. In all honesty, the guests have not been faring well in their campaign.

They managed to pick up what was only their fifth win of the season in their most recent matchup with Portimonense at home. Piling on even more misery, the visiting contingent have dropped points in seven of their past nine outings in the top flight.

Furthermore, Benfica have not stumbled in any of their previous five meetings with this foe at home, and have secured the bragging rights four times in the process as well. Taking into account that the hosts have also come out on top by a three-goal margin or more in four of those fixtures, it looks like the Belenenses are in for a landslide defeat this week.

In addition, h2h history here clear indicate that Benfica have been keen on racking up the goal-scoring charts. The hosts have found the back of the net twenty times from their last five h2h meetings alone.

Moreover, Benfica have been consistently netting two goals or more in each of their previous five Premeira Liga fixtures here. Hence, expect no dearth of goals in this one.

Benfica vs Belenenses Betting tips

  • Benfica -2 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 3.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).