Benfica Lisbon celebrated as important as a happy side away win at FC Porto on Matchday. Thanks to the success of the worst opponent was overtaken and the eagles now take the top of the table. A placement that seemed illusory weeks ago, especially when Benfica lost the first match in the New Year’s Primeira League at Portimonense. After that, however, followed by an impressive series of meanwhile nine wins in a row. At least two successes in one piece can also show the upcoming opponent. OS Belenenses won against bottom left side CD Feirense and a lot more impressive on Matchday 2 at Sporting Braga, who are in third place after their first home defeat of the season.
Today’s Football Prediction Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon
Despite the good condition of the guests, show in Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon, the odds very clearly towards the home side. The forecast follows this verdict and will be supplemented by the expansion to under 3.5 goals. A runaway victory is unlikely to be expected, as the visitors are relatively strong away from home and the record champions only three days later an important match in the second round of the Europa League has to contest. The Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon tip is played with 5 units.
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
The Encarnados have actually made it: The ninth win in a row, the first place was captured last weekend. After a year’s break, the characters are now back in the best position that it works with another title. For Benfica it would be no less than the 37th triumph in the Portuguese House of Lords. Coach Bruno Lage’s side were fortunate enough to win as Porto were the better team, but once again the two-time winner of the Champions League European Cup proved to be very efficient in front of the opponents’ goal: with 66 goals, Benfica has the clear best offensive in the Primeira League on and especially at home she is strong as a bear.
An example of the merciless loss of opportunity had four weeks ago, the Madeira kicker of Nacional Funchal experience when they were shot 10-0 from the Estádio da Luz. For the hosts, it was a historic result, as they set the club record. Previously, Benfica had won only twice with the same result: 1965 on European stage against Dudelange from Luxembourg and a year earlier against Seixal in league play. Only once, in 1959, did the Portuguese upper house win even more as Academica Coimbra beat Caldas SC 11-0.
One reason why, after a weak first round for several weeks, it runs so well again, can be found on the sidelines. Bruno Lage has been coaching since early January, following Rui Vitoria. Since he has the sporting legend, all league games were won! Initially, Benfica’s second-in-command coach was only considered an interim solution, but he has been in a four-year contract for a good three weeks. In addition to the successful recovery in the Primeira Liga, the Águias are also represented in the Europa League. They kicked off last Thursday night at Dinamo Zagreb and conceded a 1-0 defeat that can only be reversed in the return leg three days after the match. The Brazilian Gabriel in midfield, who received a yellow-red card at the match in Porto, will not run aground. Also missing due to injury, among others, his compatriot Jardel in defense and the Serb Ljubomir Fejsa in midfield.
Expected formation of Benfica Lisbon:
➠ Vlachodimos – Ferro – Dias – Almeida – Grimaldo – Silva – Samaris – Pizzi – Fernandes – Seferovic – Joao Felix
Last matches of Benfica Lisbon:
⚽ 07.03.2019 – Dinamo Zagreb Vs. Benfica Lisbon 1: 0 (Europa League)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Porto vs.. Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (Primeira Liga)
⚽ 25.02.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs GD Chaves 4: 0 (Primeira League)
⚽ 21.02.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Galatasaray 0: 0 (Europa League)
⚽ 18.02.2019 – Desportivo Aves Vs. Benfica Lisbon 0: 3 (Primeira Liga)
Belenenses Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
Last year’s junior currently ranks 7th. The distance to the relegation region and the other hand the places for the international business are exactly the same with 13 points. The team of coach Nuno Oliveira can therefore tackle the next few weeks quite relaxed. The comparatively comfortable starting position for Belenenses was developed above all abroad. This is how Pasteis got as many points abroad as at home. A performance that is not explained solely by the good performances on foreign territory – after all, Belenenses is the fifth best away team and won recently at the Third Sporting Braga – but also due to the fact that the home games currently not played in the domestic Estádio do Restelo but in the alternative accommodation, the Estádio Nacional.
Its size is designed for the limited number of supporters of the club, of course, clearly too large, which is why the mood on the whole generally tends to be rather mau, which certainly also suffer from home appearances. That Belenenses but comparatively strong abroad, is mainly due to a stable defensive line. This has allowed only eleven goals in twelve appearances – a value that undercut only the upcoming opponents and FC Porto.
Expected formation of Belenenses Lisbon:
➠ Muriel – Sasso – Silva – Bergdich – Viana – Lucca – Prata Coelho – Santos – Eduardo Henrique – Lica – Kikas
Last matches from Belenenses Lisbon:
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Belenenses Lisbon vs. CD Feirense 4: 0 (Primeira League)
⚽ 22.02.2019 – Braga vs. Belenenses Lisbon 0: 2 (Primeira Liga)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – Belenenses vs Lisbon. Marítimo Funchal 0: 1 (Primeira Liga)
⚽ 11.02.2019 – Vitória Setúbal vs. Belenenses Lisbon 0: 0 (Primeira Liga)
⚽ 04.02.2019 – Belenenses vs Moreirense 0: 1 (Primeira League)
Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
In the often dismal picture that Benfica delivered last fall, fit the appearance at Belenenses Lisbon in the first round. The match won Belenenses 2-0, leaving them unbeaten in two league games against the league leaders as they were 1-1 home. However, it was the first victory after almost eleven years without triumph – with 13 games lost and four draws was achieved. The fact that Pasteis wins at Benfica is also a rarity and was the last time in 2000. Since then, the 36-time title-winner has been victorious 14 times and at least three times Bele has been able to make the short journey home with one point. In the upcoming duel between Benfica and Belenenses Lisbon, the prediction looks at odds of 1.18 again the home side as a huge favorites.
Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon Our Football Betting Prediction
Of course, anything but a win by Benfica would be a big surprise. A 10: 0 like against Funchal but it will not be. The guests are quite an unpleasant opponent away from home and have, for example, the third best defense in the foreign. In addition, they scored in the first round, a 2-0 victory over the record champions, which Benfica then conceded the first defeat of the season and had to hand over the league standings to Porto. However, the Eagles won the first place in the past week with a 2-1 win at Porto. It was already the ninth league victory in a row. At Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon, the tip is ‘home win’. In addition, the prediction includes no over 3.5 goals.
Key facts – Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon Tips
➠ Benfica with Haris Seferović the top scorer (15 goals in 21 league games)
➠ Hosts have strongest home offensive with an average of 3.7 goals per match
➠ OS Belenenses won his last away game at the third and previously unbeaten home team at Sporting Braga
The hosts have the best offensive in the Primeira Liga and are shooting an average of under 3.5 per home game, but given the difficult first leg in the Europa League last Thursday against Dinamo Zagreb and the upcoming second leg just three days after that Match against the city rivals, Benfica should deal with his forces particularly sparingly. A match is expected in which the hosts switch to management mode after a guided tour in order to finish the game as sparingly as possible. Maybe some regular employees in this context are taken off prematurely.
Prediction Today: Benfica wins & under 3.5 goals