SL Benfica – FC Porto: Preview & Prediction
SL Benfica – FC Porto – On Saturday evening us and in the strongest Portuguese league expected a terrific encounter, because in the context of the 27 th round of the League NOS meet two great rivals, but now the two best placed teams on the table, Benfica and Porto. However, leading Benfica eight rounds before the end of the championship and a point ahead of Porto, so that the victory in this great derby likely secured the title defense of the Portuguese champions. Let us add here that even as both teams recently eliminated in the eighth finals of the Champions League, while their autumn tour championship at Dragao stadium in Porto ended without a winner – 1: 1. Starting: 4.1.2017. – 21:15 CET
But we must also know that last season Porto in the championship both times won against Benfica, so that the current Portuguese champions now be even more motivated to adequately avenge its largest rival. All the more so since this time have tremendous support from the stands Luz stadium, where they usually manage to string even 11 wins and just one draw, while the other side on tour much and were not as successful as it is, among other things cost and elimination of Champions league.
In fact, after the first-leg final at home with 1: 0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the second leg were defeated by even 4: 0, but then at the last championship hosting won only a point against Ferreira, playing 0: 0 . But, as is also the Porto kiksao at home, Benfica has maintained its leading position in the table, but only one point ahead so that certainly should not lose in this their direct skirmish. As for the problems with the composition, due to injuries are definitely out defenders and Lopez Grimaldo and midfielder Augusto, while questionable performances rovitog defender Lindelof and midfielders FEJS.
Probable TEAMS Benfica: Ederson – Semedo Jardel Luisao, Eliseu – Salvia, SAMARIS, Pizzi, Zivkovic – Jonas – Mitroglou
When it comes to the team Porto, but we say that they are in the last round of the League NOS won only one point, and that the domestic tour with Vitoria Setubal and thus missed an excellent opportunity to the largest Portuguese derby still greet with one point more than Benfica. This is why they will now probably be under a little more pressure from the results, while certainly can not ignore and the tremendous support from the stands for their rivals. But on the other hand, footballers Porta already four games in a row are not defeated by his arch rival, we just say that obviously knows how to play against them, both at home and on the side.
However, the evident drop in form after elimination from the Champions League, where they are normally in both meetings eighth final defeat of Juventus, is perhaps best depicted in this match with Vitoria Setubal, so that the coach Santo probably have to change something in his team to give them back that winning atmosphere that prevailed before matches with the “old lady”. Let us add that guests currently have no problems with the composition and will therefore at Luz stadium is likely to run out of their striking figure.
Probable tema Porto: Casillas – M.PEREIRA, Felipe, Marcano Telles – D.Pereira – Corona, Torres, Brahimi – Soares, Silva
SL Benfica – FC Porto: Direct Matches
06.11.16 PL FC Porto Benfica 1 : 1
12.02.16 PL Benfica FC Porto 1 : 2
20.09.15 PL FC Porto Benfica 1 : 0
26.04.15 PL Benfica FC Porto 0 : 0
14.12.14 PL FC Porto Benfica 0 : 2
SL Benfica – FC Porto: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.10
Over 2 goals – Odds: 1.75