Benfica vs Moreirense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 2nd November 2018
Kick-off at 20.30 UK/ 21.30 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon.
The third-placed team in the Primeira Liga takes on the team at the twelfth spot, Moreirense at the Estadio da Luz stadium this weekend.
Benfica though occupying the first spot for the Europa League spot comes into this match after losing their last game on the road against Belenenses SAD. They were perplexed by two first-half goals, and though they tried their level best to pull at least one back, they had to return home with no points.
Moreirense, on the other hand, is high on confidence after winning a tough game at home against Maritimo. They had to wait until the 74th minute to break the deadlock. A superb strike by Arsenio earned them the available three points against a team just above them on the league table.
Benfica depends on Pizzi and Rafa for their attack. They lead the home team’s goal scoring charts with four goals and three goals respectively. Pizzi has undertaken the additional duty of creating too and has impressed with four assists too.
Meantime, Moreirense depends on Heriberto Tavares for a majority of their goals. But the 21-year old is on-loan from Benfica and is ineligible to take the field against his parent club this Friday.
Benfica vs Moreirense Head-to-head
- Benfica has won 18 games against Moreirense, while the latter has won only one.
- Benfica has lost just three of their last 17 matches.
- Moreirense has lost five of their last ten matches.
- Benfica has lost only one of their last eight matches at home.
- Moreirense has lost three of their last four and six of their last ten matches at home.
Benfica vs Moreirense Prediction
The home team has won eighteen games against Moreirense while they have lost only one. They have been dominant against the visitors of this match, both at their home as well as on the road. Moreover, Benfica has a fantastic record at their home, while Moreirense has been struggling on the road.
Benfica with their huge talent pool for attacking will be taking charge of the match from the first minute itself. They will score easily against the weak defense of the guests. Expect a lot of goals for this match.
Expect an easy win for Benfica with players like Pizzi who scores and assists as well for fun. Moreirense defense will have a tough time dealing with the likes of him.
Benfica vs Moreirense Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Benfica/ Benfica @ 1.57 (4/7)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).