Porto – Benfica: forecast and bet. The hosts will score points in the productive match

Team form

In the last 10 matches in all competitions, footballers Porto won eight victories. The team suffered both defeats in this series in the Champions League, where it lost to Liverpool (0: 2) and Atl├ętico (1: 3), coming to the finish of the group stage in third place.

Porto are doing much better in the Portuguese league, where the dragons share their leadership status with reigning league winner Sporting. At the same time, in 15 rounds, the team took 13 victories and two draws (zero defeats), scoring 38 goals, which is the second result among all teams.

But at Benfica now the best attack in the Portuguese championship (46 goals). But even this fact does not allow the club from Lisbon to go in the leaders, from whom it distanced itself by four points. After an unsuccessful derby with Sporting CP (1: 3), the team was able to win over Famalican (4: 1) and Maritimo (7: 1), which allowed it to keep up with its direct competitors in the fight for the championship title. …

At the same time, unlike the upcoming rival, Benfica will continue to play in the Champions League, where the team organized the passage to the 1/8 finals from the second line, ahead of Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev.

Outcome betting

On December 23, the rivals met at Dragau in the 1/8 finals of the Portuguese Cup. In this game, Porto achieved a convincing victory, scoring three goals in the first half (3: 0). After the break, the hosts retained the advantage, despite the removal of striker Evanilosna.

With this victory, Porto extended unbeaten streak against Benfica up to seven oppositions (five wins and two draws). Therefore, in this meeting it is worth starting from the rates on the hosts. Bookmakers offer to play W1 with odds 1.88, draw is quoted in 3.98, P2 – 4.26.

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Handicap betting

Porto’s three previous home matches finished with victories without conceding goals. Benfica did not win at the Dragau stadium in the last three cases. (two defeats and one draw)… Therefore, in handicaps, you should pay attention to the outcome of H1 (0) with the odds 1.42.

And Benfica’s footballers have failed to win five of the last seven away matches in all tournaments.

Total bets

In this category of bets, bookmakers give preference to the effective format of the meeting. Bets on TB (2.5) goals are accepted for 1.89, TM (2.5) – 2.04

At the same time, the teams organized at least two goals in nine previous face-to-face meetings… Also, Porto has a productive attack now, which has scored seven goals in the last two matches, and Benfica secured an over-bet winning in four games in a row.

Forecast and rate

We offer a combined bet on this match – 1X and TB (1.5) with odds of 1.60.

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