30th December – 22:00, Estadio do Dragao, Porto
Porto and Benfica will face each other in the derby match of the Primeira Liga 16th round. The home side wants to level up with Sporting in the title race, while the visitors need a win to remain in the title race.
Porto vs Benfica Match Preview & Team News
Porto, along with Sporting, still hasn’t tasted a defeat this season, and they are three points behind the defending champions, with one game in hand. Sergio Conceicao’s side missed the chance to win only twice in the Primeira Liga this season, and they are among the hottest title contenders. The Dragons booked ten straight wins in the Portuguese top flight, and they want to keep up where they left off. They’ve been excellent in defense, as Porto managed to keep the clean sheet in the previous four matches in all competitions. The only concern ahead of this game is Luis Diaz’s absence due to being tested positive for Covid-19. Porto looks forward to repeating the display a week ago against the same opponent when they celebrated a 3:0 victory.
Jorge Jesus returned to Benfica’s post, but after an initial series of good results, some problems appeared in the locker room. Benfica is four points behind their upcoming rivals and seven behind Sporting, so they need to win this to stay close to the top spot. They lost in Derby de Lisboa three rounds ago, and Benfica cannot afford another failure in such an important game. Darwin Nunez and the lads are the most efficient team in the competition, but their poor defending in some games cost them vital points. Benfica needs to bounce back forget its latest display against Porto to get a chance of taking valuable points.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Although derbies are always tough to predict, we believe the hosts can continue their winning streak. The game could easily go either way, but Porto is full of confidence and the Dragons should pick up all three points.
Goals Market Prediction
Their latest clash was pretty efficient since we saw three goals already in the first half. However, this time we expect a tighter match, and both teams might be a bit more careful. Therefore, this encounter should stay under a 2.5 margin.
Porto vs Benfica
Porto to Win @ 1.85 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
Under 2.5 FT @ 2.10 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
Correct score 1:0 @ 7.60 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
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