Benfica vs Porto
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Benfica and Porto are about to take on each other in the direct clash for the Primeira Liga title on Sunday evening at Estadio da Luz. The Eagles are the form favourites ahead of the O Classico having won nine on the bounce in the competition. Such an impressive streak saw them overtake Sergio Conceicao’s side at the very top of the standings.
Benfica are one point above at the moment, meaning they would be happy with the draw given the destiny would still be in their hands in the four remaining games of the campaign. It’s the stern defensive line which initiated the mentioned thread since the Eagles only conceded twice in last seven league outings. They netted two or more in each of last nine games in the league, meaning Porto’s defensive line will be on a huge test on Sunday.
Speaking of Conceicao’s back line, it proved out to be quite vulnerable in the most recent away fixtures as Porto shipped three in back-to-back losses Pacos Ferreira and Belenenses. Interestingly, Azuis e Brancos did not score a single goal on last three travels in all competitions. Arresting such slump in form will be quite a massive challenge given Benfica’s strong defensive form.
Benfica vs Porto: Head-to-head
Porto lead the head to head tie by 14 wins, but Benfica have a slight edge when it comes to matches at Estadio da Luz.
None of last three H2H meetings saw a winner.
This term’s O Classico ended in a goalless draw.
Benfica vs Porto: Prediction
The key lies in Benfica’s defensive line which has been very trough to break down in the recent outings.
Knowing that Porto failed to produce up front in last there away games, we will back the Eagles to keep things quiet at the back here.
The pick you can hardly go wrong with is Under 2.5 goals FT, priced at 1.70 odds.
Benfica vs Porto: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70
Benfica to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75