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Oliveirense arrive at Caixa Futebol Campus on Saturday for the LigaPro tie with hosts Benfica B.
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Benfica B will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-0 LigaPro defeat last time out to Académico Viseu.
In that game, Benfica B had 58% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Académico Viseu got 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target. André Clóvis (5') scored for Académico Viseu.
It’s not been often in recent games that Benfica B have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Benfica B have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals along the way. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend shall be replicated in this game or not.
In their last fixture, Oliveirense drew 0-0 in the LigaPro tie with Paços de Ferreira.
In that match, Oliveirense had 58% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, Paços de Ferreira had 20 shots on goal with 6 on target.
During their 6 previous matches, Pedro Miguel's Oliveirense have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 5 times therefore yielding them the goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings dating back to 23/08/2019 shows us that Benfica B have won 4 of these games & Oliveirense 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 12 for Benfica B and 8 being from Unionistas. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league match between the two was LigaPro match day 25 on 19/03/2023 when it ended Benfica B 2-0 Oliveirense.
On that occasion, Benfica B managed 44% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Cher Ndour (80').
On the other side, Oliveirense got 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
Team News: Benfica B
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Benfica B manager to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. André Gomes (Shoulder injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Oliveirense
Owing to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Oliveirense boss Pedro Miguel has no fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that Oliveirense will do well to score against this Benfica B lineup who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Benfica B at the end of the 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Caixa Futebol Campus (2,708)
Chairman: Luís Filipe Ferreira Vieira
Competitions: LigaPro position 15