Pacos de Ferreira vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Pacos de Ferreira vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue:  Estádio da Capital do Móvel (Paços de Ferreira).

Benfica are yet to be humbled on the road this season. As such, it will take nothing short of a miracle for the visitors to drop points come Sunday.

Pacos de Ferreira vs Benfica Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous encounter witnessed Pacos de Ferreira post a whopping 5-0 victory.
  • Two of their past three games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their last five meetings.
  • Only one of their previous ten fixtures have ended as a tie.
  • Benfica have registered the win eight times in their past ten clashes. (W-8, D-1, L-1).

Pacos de Ferreira vs Benfica Prediction

Pacos de Ferreira are finally starting to show signs of conviction in their campaign, and are currently unbeaten in their past four games in the top flight. Their last clash, in particular, witnessed the hosts hold Gil Vicente to a stalemate at home.

As of now, the home team are fifteenth on the ladder, thirty-eight points adrift of the visitors who are currently the table toppers.

Benfica, on the other hand, have just been too tough to take down this term. They have been at the losing end just once in the Premeira Liga and have not admitted defeat in all competitions since their 3-1 loss to French outfit Lyon, back in November.

It is also worth mentioning that the guests have been branded as the best away side in the cluster with eight wins out of eight. In sharp contrast, Pacos de Ferreira have already stumbled four times at home.

Piling on even more misery, the hosts have not secured the bragging rights in any of their past three meetings with this foe here. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup also saw Benfica breeze past the home side, it looks like Pacos de Ferreira are in for another humiliating defeat.

Furthermore, Benfica have found the back of the net eighteen times on the road, which is the most by any side on the table so far. Additionally, the guests have had their scoring boots on in each of their previous visits to this stadium.

Impressively, they have netted two goals or more in eight of their past ten trips here. With the hosts also conceding five goals in the reverse clash alone, count on Benfica to run riot in the final in this one as well.

Pacos de Ferreira vs Benfica Betting tips

  • Benfica -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).