Benfica vs Boavista
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 4 July 2020
Kick-off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Benfica dropped points in their recent matches, but they will make a comeback in the league with ground advantage at home when facing Boavista.
Benfica vs Boavista Match preview
The reigning champions are far from the top spot of the table after losing two consecutive games in their league schedule this season. They have only 2 wins in their last ten league clashes.
Their previous encounter was on the road against Maritimo, which they lost in a 2-0 scoreline.
At home, the Eagles have taken a dip in form recently with two losses in the last five attempts. But their overall home record in the campaign with just 3 losses from 14 matches is promising.
Boavista is 22 points behind the host but has three wins in their recent four clashes. It has to be noted that most of their recent losses have been against top part teams in the table.
They will visit on the back of a 1-0 win at home against Santa Clara last time out.
The visitor has only 5 wins from their 14 away matches so far in the campaign. They had a rough patch on the road recently and don’t seem prepared to take on the reigning champions.
Benfica vs Boavista Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is unbeaten in their recent four meetings.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-4 away win for Benfica.
- Both teams have scored in three of the last five fixtures.
- The guest is winless in all their visits since 2001.
Benfica vs Boavista Prediction
It seems that the match is slipping away from Benfica’s hold one way or another.
Their recent h2h history with the visitors suggests to their favor as they are unbeaten at home in all the meetings for the past 19 years.
We cannot say that the host does not enjoy the ground advantage. The reigning champions are in a slight dip in form and can jump back into the league anytime.
Considering the poor away form of the Panthers, this will be the best shot for the Eagles.
The best bet in the clash with decent returns will be an Asian handicap favoring Benfica to win with a -1 handicap in the game, with 1.40 odds.
We can also expect the host to score goals and the tip for over 1.5 goals by Benfica will be a suitable option from the goals area for the punters.
Benfica vs Boavista Betting tips
Asian handicap: Benfica to win with -1 handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 1.5 goals by Benfica @ 1.50 (1/2).