Benfica vs Nacional Predictions and Match Preview

Benfica vs Nacional
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).

As Percy Shelley once said – “To him that hath, more shall be given; and from him, that hath not, the little that he hath shall be taken away” – in-form teams keep on meeting poor old strugglers from the bottom, and vice versa. Glorioso has been the best team in the league by a distance, in the last month or so, while Francisco Costa’s men have been the absolute worst.

The former recorded 15 points from their last five league-ties and is currently in the second spot in league standings. Meanwhile, the other one managed just a single point from these five match-days.

The Eagles also hold the distinction of having scored the most number of goals overall, as well as at home.

I feel for you Nacionalistas. I really do.

Benfica vs Nacional Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Eagles won the last 12 games in a row.
  • The team also scored three or more goals in their last five ties in succession.
  • At the Estádio da Luz, the hosts won the last 11 fixtures.
  • The combined scorecard for the last seven games at this venue is 17-2, in favor of the home team.
  • The overall h2h record is 31-4, in favor of, well, you know who!

Benfica vs Nacional Prediction

Glorioso is the huge favorites for this tie. They possess the fiercest frontline in the Primeira Liga and have recorded the most goals at home. Also, they have winning streaks going on against this opponent, both at home, and on the road as well. As a cherry on top, they have a 100% unbeaten h2h record in front of their home crowd.

Going on, the team won the last 11 face-to-face matches in a row at the Estádio da Luz, and the last 12 in overall. Also, the overall record in wins is 31-4.

On the contrary, Alvinegros lost their last four away ties on the trot, and have recorded just a single win in their last ten away attempts. They are also on a winless run of five overall games.

Guys, do I really need to spell it out? The hosts are going to post a comprehensive and dominating win.

Benfica vs Nacional Betting Tips

  • Half Time Result: Benfica to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • EH: -1 for Benfica; Benfica to Win @ 1.44 (4/9).