Belenenses will visit Estádio da Luz on Monday for the Primeira Liga clash with home side Benfica.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Benfica v Belenenses match are shown here – plus the latest betting odds.
Benfica, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-4 Europa League success vs Lech Poznań.
In that match, Benfica managed 60% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 1 on target. For Benfica, goals were scored by Pizzi (9') and Darwin Núñez (42', 60', 90'). For their opponents, Lech Poznań had 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Mikael Ishak (15', 49') was the scorer for Lech Poznań.
Matches involving Benfica have usually been lively encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes, a grand total of 25 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 18 of these accredited to Benfica. We will see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Benfica:
are unbeaten in the league by Belenenses in their last 3 matches.
haven’t been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Belenenses drew 0-0 in the Primeira Liga match with Moreirense.
In that game, Belenenses managed 56% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, Moreirense had 7 shots on goal with 4 on target.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Belenenses has been evident in recent matches. Looking at their last six outings shows that it has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal aggregate of 4 and Azuis have scored 3.
Analysis of their past results shows that Belenenses:
haven’t won against Benfica when having played them away from home in the previous 17 league matches. Terrible.
are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 19/08/2017 shows that Benfica have won 3 of these and Belenenses 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 13 from Benfica and 7 for Azuis. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
Team News: Benfica
Mile Svilar (Corona virus), André Almeida (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jean-Clair Todibo (Achilles tendon problems) and Andreas Samaris (Achilles tendon problems) won’t be available for Benfica boss Jorge Jesus.
Team News: Belenenses
Belenenses manager Armando Petit has to choose a team with limited availability. Eduardo Kau (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Chima Akas (Unknown Injury), Nilton Varela (Ruptured knee ligament) and Gonçalo Silva (Muscle Injury) can’t be considered.
If one thing’s for sure, it’s that Belenenses will have to play really well and surprise a few people to make much of an impression against a Benfica lineup who look as if they will assert themselves and completely dominate.
We’re therefore predicting a very easy time of it with a 4-0 thrashing which could even be higher for Benfica at the end of this one.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at what the bookmakers’ view is of this game in the 90 minute result market, a win for Benfica is available for 1.1176, going for the game finishing all-square is 9.2 and selecting the win for Belenenses will get you 29. They’re the best of the bets that can be secured at present.