Benfica vs Chaves Predictions and Match Preview

Benfica vs Chaves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 25th February 2019
Kick-off at 21.15 UK/ 22.15 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).

A match massively stacked against the visitors. They are the worst team in the competition along with Feirense and are taking on Benfica, whom along with Porto, is considered the best in Portugal. A massive fan favorite, the team has the most potent offense in the league, which has recorded 60 goals from their 22 matches. The next best is just 44 by Porto and Sporting.

Both teams are also actively involved in battles for certain positions in the league table as well. While Benfica holds a great advantage in goal difference already, they are just one point behind Porto. Besides their title ambitions, the pole spot also ensures direct entry into the Champions League.

Chaves, meanwhile, is three points off safety and is currently one of the bookies’ favorite to get the boot.

Benfica vs Chaves Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Benfica has always scored against this opponent.
  • At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record.
  • The home team has scored three or more goals in all of their h2h encounters at this venue.
  • Except for a single draw at Chaves’s home, the team has lost every one of their meeting with this rival.
  • Benfica has recorded two or more goals in every match, bar one.

Benfica vs Chaves Prediction

The hosts are one of the best teams in the league and are currently on a title race with Porto. Meanwhile, their opponents are struggling to survive this season and are frontrunners to get relegated. On top of this, Chaves is on the road.

Benfica has won their last five matches in the Primeira Liga, scoring 23 in the process, and conceding just three. No other team has managed to record more than 11 in this duration. At the same time, Chaves was winless in five of their last six away games and lost four of them.

Even if we disregard all these, the h2h stats alone would be enough to place Benfica firmly in the driver’s seat. The team holds a 100% unbeaten record in all of their encounters, a single draw and rest being wins. At their home, Benfica has posted a 100% winning record, where they managed to score three or more goals in every tie.

The hosts who wish for the league title, will give everything they can on the pitch, and record a win at any cost. Considering Porto has back-to-back tough fixtures after this match-day, the chance for a change of the baton at the top is pretty high. Count on our home team to make it count.

Benfica vs Chaves Betting Tips

  • The Hosts to Score in Both Halves @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Benfica to Win Both Halves @ 2.00 (1/1).