Benfica vs Moreirense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 2 March 2020
Kick-off at 20:45 UK / 21:45 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisbon).
With FC Porto breathing down their neck on the ladder, count on Benfica to settle for nothing less than the win this week.
Benfica vs Moreirense Head to head (h2h)
- Benfica pulled off a 2-1 win when the two sides last met.
- All of their past three clashes have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their previous five encounters.
- None of their last eight games have finished as a tie.
- Moreirense have registered the win twice in their past ten fixtures. (W-2, D-0, L-8)
Benfica vs Moreirense Prediction
Benfica made a swift return to winning ways, following their 1-0 defeat to Braga, by getting the better of Gil Vicente, with a 1-0 scorecard, last week. Miserably though, the home team were sent crashing out of the Europa League in their most recent encounter with Shakhtar after the aggregate scores read 5-4 in favor of the latter.
Nevertheless, the hosts have been at the losing end just twice in their domestic campaign, and are currently enjoying the view at the top with fifty-seven points to their name.
On the other hand, Moreirense have been showing signs of promise in their respective matchups. In fact, the visitors are unbeaten in their past four clashes and have garnered eight points from a possible twelve as well.
Be that as it may, the guests are yet to hit the ground running on the road. Disappointingly, five of the eight defeats that they have succumbed to so far have come from their fixtures away from home.
It is also worth mentioning that Moreirense have tasted success just once in their last seven outings on the trot.
Piling on even more misery, the visiting cavalry have admitted defeat in all but one of their past nine trips to this stadium. Considering the evident difference in stature as well, count on Benfica to come away with all three points, without breaking much of a sweat.
Furthermore, goals have not been hard to come by here this season. Impressively, nine of the past ten clashes at this venue have featured over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
Additionally, six of the previous seven h2h meetings here have also been high scoring affairs. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this clash also witnessed a total of three goals shared between the two sides, expect goals to be in abundance come Monday as well.
Benfica vs Moreirense Betting tips
Benfica -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).