Benfica vs Famalicao
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).
Famalicao fans are still not able to accept that their dream run has been over. If not now, come Saturday, when they take on reigning champions Benfica, the newly-promoted club and fans will be put to their place.
Benfica vs Famalicao Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two have not locked horns yet this decade.
Benfica vs Famalicao Prediction
Benfica were on the road the previous match-day in the league, and they had taken on Boavista. The first half seemed evenly poised, but in the latter 45 minutes, the champions showed their grit.
One after the other, three goals were slotted into the home team’s net, and in return the hosts could not return even one goal, and thus the game ended 1-4, in favor of the current title-holders.
In the meantime, Famalicao had hoped they could at least do with a draw the precious game week. The team was at home, and had played hosts to Tondela. However, the guests scored two unanswered goals by the 19th minute, and put the home team under massive pressure.
Later, though Famalicao were able to equalize the scoreline, in the 90+6th minute, the visiting contingent fired in the winner.
This weekend, several factors are in favor for Benfica. First of all they are the reigning champions, and the most successful team of the competition, while their counterparts are new entrants into the league. On top of that, Benfica have the home advantage as well.
And importantly, Benfica have been on a roll this season. They are once again at the top of the table, and have won every single one of their league encounters so far, disregarding a single one. They have also scored the most number of goals of all the teams in contention (33 goals from 13 matches), conceded the least (5 goals from 13 fixtures) and importantly, have conceded a total of just two goals in front of the home crowd.
On the other hand, Famalicao are winless in their last four league fixtures, and have two wins from their previous eight overall games. In addition, the team also conceded twice or more in four of their preceding five match-ups, and failed to keep a clean sheet in 17 of their last 19 trips away from home.
Taking into account all these factors, the hosts and reigning Primeira Liga champions Benfica are expected to deliver a massive win.
Benfica vs Famalicao Betting Tips
Benfica -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time Result: Benfica @ 1.60 (3/5).