Benfica vs Portimonense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 4th May 2019
Kick-off at 18.00 UK/ 19.00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).
Benfica received a huge boost last match-day, courtesy Rio Ave, as they held Porto to a draw, which resulted in the toppers gaining a two-point lead over their nearest competitors, along with the enormous goal-difference advantage. Now, all the team needs to do is win the remaining three fixtures, and the league is all theirs. The first step is winning at home against low-lying Portimonense.
Portimonense has a five-point buffer over the cut-off line, and while it’s not enough mathematically, practicality dictates the team is safe. Anyhow the team won’t have much confidence for this tie, considering they are on the road, against potential champions Benfica, who are desperate to consolidate the advantage provided by Rio Ave.
Benfica vs Portimonense Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five wins went to Benfica.
- Four of the last five matches saw Benfica scoring two or more goals.
- Benfica holds a 100% unbeaten record at this venue.
- Portimonense has never kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
Benfica vs Portimonense Prediction
Benfica has been the best team in the country by a mile. They won 14 of the last 15 league fixtures and drew the remaining one. They have scored the most number of goals in the competition and recorded four or more goals in their last three home ties. The team also managed to record two or more goals in 14 of their last 18 home fixtures.
Going on, they will be eager to hold on to the two-point lead over Porto and lock in the league title. As such, they will be treating the remaining three ties as finals. It helps that Portimonense has never won at this venue, and they were winless in 12 of their last 15 away games. They also conceded two or more goals in five of the last six matches on the road.
Expect a dominating and crushing win by the hosts.
Benfica vs Portimonense Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Benfica to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Benfica to Score in Both Halves @ 1.50 (1/2).