FC Porto vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

FC Porto vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).

Quite easily the most anticipated match of the Primeira Liga this season, and in almost all other seasons for that matter. These two are the very best teams in the competition, and in fact, are miles ahead of the rest of the roster. By all means, expect a fiery encounter with the in-form offense of either squad scoring goals at both ends of the pitch.

FC Porto vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-2 win for Porto on the road.
  • Five of the last six overall h2h wins had gone to the teams that were on the road.
  • The last time these two met at this venue, Benfica had won 1-2.
  • Eight of the previous eleven wins at this venue had gone to the hosts.

FC Porto vs Benfica Match Preview

Porto were on the road the last match-day, and in spite of that, they destroyed Setubal with a 0-4 scoreline. It was their fifth league win in the prior six attempts, and was a testament to their dedication to chase after the Primeira Liga title.

Elsewhere, Benfica defeated Belenenses at home, and the scoreline was 3-2 in favor of the hosts. It was their sixth win in row. The team has been on fire for the whole of the season, and to be frank, they seem the favorite to lift the title at the end of the season once again.

The two teams have been tearing the league apart in regards to goals. From their combined 38 matches so far, these two have fired in a total of 88 goals. And it needs to be mentioned that only two of the remaining teams in the roster have even scored a total of 30 goals till now.

In addition, the top spots already seem to be firmly in possession of Benfica, and Porto. Benfica have amassed 54 points so far, and Porto lies below with 47 points. With around a dozen of games remaining, the most any other team has posted on the board is, 33 points.

FC Porto vs Benfica Prediction

As mentioned earlier, the two teams have been on fire. The frontline of either squad have been scoring for fun, and this will be the ultimate stage to prove their prowess. Both Benfica and Porto are locked in a battle to become the best team in Portugal, and we can firmly count on them to play for a win this Saturday.

Moreover, there’s also a tale of enmity between these two sides. Last season, Porto was considered to the favorite to lift the title, and were in the hunt till the very last match-day. However, Benfica broke their hearts and became champions. As such, sparks are sure to fly this weekend at the Estádio do Dragão.

In this battle for the crown of Portugal, either squad will give their best on the pitch, and this really is the perfect recipe for a goal-fest. Likely, the BTTS bet as well as the Over 2.5 Match Goals bet should bring in huge returns this Saturday.

Going on, Porto had inflicted the only loss for Benfica this league season, and in fact, that match proved to be the only one where the latter had dropped points. Which means, if not for that fixture, Benfica would have won all 19 of their 19 league games so far.

As such, Benfica will be particular to not let Porto pull the double over them, and they know a win this match-day would practically seal the title. Consequentially, expect Benfica to avoid a loss this Saturday.

FC Porto vs Benfica Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Double Chance: Benfica or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).