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Benfica B face off with the visiting Leixões at Caixa Futebol Campus in the LigaPro fixture on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Benfica B v Leixões can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Benfica B will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 3-1 LigaPro loss in their previous game against Marítimo.
In that game, Benfica B managed 47% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Marítimo got 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Renê Santos (43') and Platiny (49') scored for Marítimo.
At least three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Benfica B have played. Their opponents scored 8 of them in this period while Benfica B amassed a tally of 10.
Their previous form shows that Benfica B:
- have not lost a league tie with Leixões in their previous 3 games.
- are winless against Leixões in their last 2 matches in the league.
After a loss in their previous game against Santa Clara in LigaPro competition, Leixões and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Vinícius Lopes (27') and Alisson Safira (69') scored for Santa Clara.
It is worth noting that Leixões have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous 6 encounters, recording the poor return of just 4. In those matches, Leixoes have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 9. Even so, we must now wait to see if the trend shall persist in this next game.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/03/2021 shows us that Benfica B have won 3 of these & Leixões 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 10 of them for Benfica B and 8 belonging to Leixoes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league meeting between the two was LigaPro match day 4 on 03/09/2023 and the score finished Leixões 1-1 Benfica B.
In that game, Leixões managed 49% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Leo Bolgado (94').
Benfica B got 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Team News: Benfica B
The Benfica B manager will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Leixões
In an otherwise available squad, there is only the one fitness worry for the Leixões gaffer Manuel Cajuda to contend with. Mozino (Broken fibula) won’t be in action.
We feel that Benfica B will probably get amongst the goals when they play Leixões, who might well find it a difficult task to score.
We’re predicting a comfortable 2-0 margin for Benfica B when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Caixa Futebol Campus (2,708)
Chairman: Luís Filipe Ferreira Vieira
Competitions: LigaPro position 9