Benfica vs Belenenses
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 11th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.15 UK/ 21.15 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).
Benfica and Porto have been locked in an eternal battle for the Primeira Liga title since the start of the season. By some stroke of luck for the former, Porto lost their last league match, and Benfica jumped to the top spot. Now with just ten match-days remaining, their prime objective would be surely the league trophy.
Porto, even with the loss, has become a more dangerous foe. They just completed a magnificent comeback in the return leg of their Champions League tie against Roma and will be ready for this challenge from Benfica.
Belenenses has not much to fight for till the end of the season. They have quite a buffer of points to avoid relegation and is a considerable distance away from the European spots. Against the determined current league-toppers, with additional home advantage, they are surely on the back-foot.
Benfica vs Belenenses Head-to-head (h2h)
- 13 of the last 14 wins belong to Benfica.
- The last ten matches saw eight Benfica wins and a draw.
- The last time Belenenses won at this venue was in 2000.
- Benfica won 14 of the last 17 meetings at this stadium and drew the remaining three.
- The combined scoreline for the last four encounters at the Estádio da Luz is 18-0.
Benfica vs Belenenses Prediction
Due to the challenge posed by Porto, Benfica has no option but to go in for the kill in this tie. It was just the last match-day that Benfica got a shift to the topper status, and they will want to hold on to the tag till the last match-day of the season.
They may have got the right opponent as the situation demands, too. Against Belenenses, Benfica recorded 13 of the last 14 wins, and at this venue, the team won 14 of the last 17 meetings. Even better, the last time Belenenses won at this venue was in 2000.
Going on, Belenenses has just four wins to their name in their last 26 games on the road, whereas, Benfica was unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 home ties.
Even better, Benfica recorded an unbelievable 29 goals in their last five league games at home, and against Belenenses, the team managed an 18-0 scoreline in the last four home-ties.
Without a doubt, we are about to witness another massive win by the hosts.
Benfica vs Belenenses Betting Tips
Benfica to Score in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
EH: -1 for Benfica; Benfica to Win @ 1.50 (1/2).