Portimonense vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Portimonense vs Benfica Prediction and Match Preview Portuguese Primeira Liga by LeagueLane

Portimonense vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 5 March 2022
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão.

Benfica are firmly in control of the third position, and they are now going after a top-two finish.

If they manage to secure the first or the second spot, the team could make a direct entry into the Champions League. And if they have to settle for the third position, the squad will have to wade through the playoffs.

They are on a long stretch of unbeaten fixtures at the moment, and are pitted against one of the weakest teams in the competition this weekend.

Portimonense are one of the few teams to have remained winless in the past five fixtures in the league, and also have a poor h2h record against this rival.

For the reasons, expect Benfica to have the edge at the Portimao.

Portimonense vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Benfica had won seven of the past eleven encounters.
  • They had scored two or more goals in five of the past six meetings.
  • The latest match-up at this venue had ended in a 1-5 win for the guests.
  • It’s been three years since the hosts have won at this ground.

Portimonense vs Benfica Prediction & Analysis

Portimonense are on a 12-game winless run, and in the process they had gone on a two-fixture as well as a three-match losing streak.

On the other hand, Benfica are on a five-game unbeaten stretch, and they had remained so in 25 of their past 31 overall fixtures.

Moreover, they are also gunning for a top-two finish, and will be eager to make the most of this game against one of the worst in the league.

Thus, expect a win for Benfica this weekend on the road.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Benfica have scored the most number of goals in the competition.
  • Only two teams have conceded fewer than them in the Primeira Liga.

Tips for Portimonense vs Benfica

  • Benfica to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5)
  • Correct Score: 3-1 Benfica @ 12.00 (11/1).