Famalicao vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Famalicao.
After winning the league title in 2018-19, the Eagles were unceremoniously replaced from their throne the last year – and by none other than their arch-rivals, Porto.
Suffice it to say the Jorge Jesus’s men are determined to make amends for that, and we can count on them to come out with guns blazing.
However, they are pitted against a tough opponent this Friday. Vila Nova were one of the most impressive teams in the early phase of the 2019-20 season, and if not for their drop in level towards the end of the campaign, the team would have made some serious upsets.
Still, they are a team that were promoted to the top flight just a season before, and on top of that, they have a 100% winless record against this opponent. For the reasons, expect a Benfica win this weekend.
Famalicao vs Benfica: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Eagles have not once failed to score against this rival.
- They have not once lost against this opponent either.
- They have scored a total of nine goals from the preceding four encounters.
- Both teams scored goals in 100% of fixtures at this venue.
Famalicao vs Benfica: Prediction
Vila Nova have not played a single game in the past two months, and that’s really going to cost them this weekend. Meanwhile, their counterparts have been in furious preparation during the off-season, and are war-ready.
They also were the runners-up of the competition in 2019-20, and disregarding Porto, had registered the best stats in almost all categories. In fact, they had scored a total of 71 goals from their 34 games in the league.
Importantly, they have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival in h2h clashes, and impressively they have not once failed to score goals against this team as well.
On top of that, Joao Pedro Sousa’s men are still an inexperienced club, compared to the likes of the Eagles, and could crumble under pressure against this legendary team.
As such, expect a Benfica win this weekend at the Estadio Municipal de Famalicao.
Famalicao vs Benfica: Betting Tips
Benfica to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time Result: Benfica to Win @ 1.90 (9/10).