Porto vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Porto vs Benfica Portuguese Primeira Liga Predictions by LeagueLane

Porto vs Benfica
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 15 January 2021
Kick-Off at 21.00 UK
Venue: Estadio de Dragao, Porto.

Many will say that duels between Porto FC and Benfica are the best Portuguese league has to offer.

It is time for another O Classico, scheduled for Friday night to be played at Dragao. Both teams are pretty much in similar position, needing three points from the derby match in order to keep up with table leaders Sporting Lisbon.

Both Dragons and Eagles have the highest ambitions possible for this campaign, so we are surely going to see one hell of a match.

Hosts have been marked as favorites for the win and priced at 2.00, while chances for Benfica to achieve the same are apparently lower (3.40 odds). In terms of the form, Porto have collected more points than the opposition in last 30 days.

Porto vs Benfica Head-to-head

  • These fierce rivals have already met once this season. Porto FC were victorious in Super Cup finals and won the first piece of silverware. Result in that game was 2-0 in their favour.
  • Total number of previous head to head matches so far is 64. Porto have won big majority of those 34, while Eagles celebrated 16 victories.
  • Four out of the last six meetings have ended with Both teams scoring and Over 2.5 goals total.

Porto vs Benfica Prediction

Both side warmed up for the big day with convincing victories. Benfica have defeated Tondela at home 2-0 thanks to the goals of Seferovic and Waldschmidt. This was also the first time in a while they kept a clean sheet after conceding goals against Porto, Portimonense and Santa Clara.

As for their opposition, The Dragons dispatched Famalicao on the road quite easily. Full time result was 4-1 in Porto’s favour. Mehdi Taremi was the hero , scoring twice.

In terms of efficiency, hosts have been more successful by scoring 35 goals in comparison to Benfica’s 28. Porto’s current stats at Dragao are six wins, one loss and goal difference of 18-8.

They have already shown ability to deal with current roster of the Eagles, so we believe home win is the best betting choice here. On top of that, we should definitely see goals considering how efficient both sides are.

Porto vs Benfica Betting Tips

  • Home win @ 2.00
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65.