Benfica prepare to host Arouca in a game to be counted for the 21st round of the NOS League, which will be played this Friday at 20:30. The Reds returned to winning ways on Sunday, ahead of Nacional (3-0), after two straight losses. In a game that denoted some initial difficulties, with the Madeirans making it difficult for the eagles to do their job, it was only around 30 minutes that Rui Vitória’s side managed to reach the advantage through Jonas. With this triumph, the incarnated maintained the first place in the league, with a point of advantage over FC Porto. Already the Arouquenses, who have had a season start far below expectations, seem to have found the right course and are already in tenth place, with 27 points, just eight of the European places. In the previous round, the men from Serra da Freita received and won 2-1 in Setubal, and in the last five games they were defeated only once. This will be the game that precedes the knockout stages of the Champions League, where the incarnated will welcome the Germans from Borussia Dortmund. However, if they want to remain leaders of the NOS League, the Eagles will not be able to slow down, because their opponents have lately proven to be against the Benfica formula, often putting to the test the goalkeeper Ederson, who has had few restful nights.
The key points of prognosis Benfica Arouca
In four of Benfica’s last five games there were more than 2.5 goals.
In four of Arouca’s last five games there were more than 2.5 goals.
Benfica is the best attack of the Liga NOS, with 44 goals scored.
Arouca have scored at least one goal in their last five games.
In four of the last five clashes between both sets there were more than 2.5 goals.
Benfica Arouca betting – Our prognosis
Benfica can not relax, because they have FC Porto on their legs. However, the Light emblem plays for the last 16 of the Champions League next Tuesday, which could cause a slight slowdown. On the other hand, in recent games it has been clear that the teams are much more confident and with a very well set up strategy in order to condition Benfica and to try to surprise in fast and vertical attacks. We believe in a game with more than 2.5 goals.