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Portimonense vs Benfica Prediction & Betting Tips
📊 Form Guide
Portimonense are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-0 Primeira Liga victory versus Gil Vicente. In that game, Portimonense managed 52% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Portimonense was Lucas Fernandes (49'). On the other side, Gil Vicente had 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Portimonense have really been misfiring of late. Their sum of goals equals just 4 vs opponents during the course of their last six fixtures. In those games, Portimonense have also seen the number of goals against them total 7. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Portimonense:
- have not beaten Benfica in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Benfica drew 0-0 in the Primeira Liga match with Tondela. In that game, Benfica had 64% possession and 26 shots on goal with 5 on target.
In the course of their six latest matches, Bruno Lage's Benfica have found the back of the net 7 times, earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this clash, Benfica are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
↔️ Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes dating back to 13/03/2011 tells us that Portimonense have won 1 of these and Benfica 4, with the tally of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 for Portimonense and 15 being from Benfica. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league contest between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 9 on 30/10/2019 when it ended Benfica 4-0 Portimonense. On that day, Benfica had 57% possession and 17 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The goalscorers were André Almeida (16'), Rúben Dias (46') and Carlos Vinícius (62', 64'). Portimonense had 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The referee was Manuel Mota.
📋 Team News: Portimonense
Portimonense boss Paulo Sérgio has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this match with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
In all likelihood, Portimonense should use a 5-4-1 system, beginning the first half with Shuichi Gonda, Henrique Gelain Custódio, Lucas Possignolo, Willyan da Silva Rocha, Jadson Morais, Emmanuel Hackman, Bruno Tabata, Lucas Fernandes, Dener Gomes Clemente, Aylton Boa Morte and Jackson Martinez.
📰 Team News: Benfica
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, Benfica manager Bruno Lage has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We reckon that Benfica seem likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup using Odisseas Vlachodimos, Andre Gomes Almeida, Francisco Reis Ferreira Ferro, Ruben Dias, Alejandro Grimaldo, Pizzi, Gabriel Pires, Julian Weigl, Rafa Silva, Carlos Vinícius and Adel Taarabt.
We envisage that Portimonense will manage to put a goal past this Benfica side, although just one goal may not quite be good enough. Therefore, we’re predicting a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Benfica at the end of this one. Let’s see what eventuates.
Andre Moura, 12:12 08/06/2020
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Portimão (6,000)
Captain: Jadson Silva de Morais
Chairman: José da Rocha
Manager: Paulo Sérgio
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 17
🔑 Key Player: Aylton
Normally playing in the Left Wing position, Aylton was born in Almada, Portugal. Having played his first senior match for Estoril in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has managed 3 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in a total of 25 appearances.
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