Moreirense – Benfica : Preview & Prediction
Moreirense and Benfica play in the Sports Park Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Fr, in a duel of the 17th round of Liga Sagres. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 6 wins in the last 6 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stadium was on 09-04-2017, in a game for Liga Sagres that ended the victory of Benfica by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by K. Mitroglou (42 ‘). In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Moreirense
After 3 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 14 points. In the last match, he beat Desportivo Aves by (1-2), after having won the home game in a game against Vitoria de Guimarães (2-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Moreirense won 7 points in 21 chances, after 1 victory, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 games that played in his stadium. In the matches played at home in the championship there is a result that is repeated often in the late 90 ‘, 1-1, which occurred in 3 of his 7 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 16 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 2 periods in the last 13 home games in all competitions: he scored 9 of his 18 goals in minutes (31’-45 ‘); suffered six of his 16 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Moreirense is going through the best phase of the season and currently adds four straight games without losing in several competitions. In the last game played, the Moreirense got a good victory in the field of the Birds by 1-2. In this match inside the house the trainer Sérgio Vieira must maintain the team in 4-3-3 being Cadiz the reference more offensive. Ronaldo Penã continues to be one of the best finishers of Moreirense with 2 goals scored. We emphasize that the team of the house have presented a very interesting domain in the maintenance of ball possession. For this game the home manager can not count on the injured Enti Fati and Ousmane Drame.
Analysis of Benfica
After 11 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team is in 3rd place, having won 37 points. In the last match, they drew with Sporting at home (1-1), after the previous match had won out in a game against Tondela, (1-5). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the league, Benfica won 15 points in 24 chances, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 8 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, do not lose as a visitor makes 5 games. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results in the interval: 0-0 (3 in 8 games) and 0-1 (4 in 8 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scores many times first: it opened the scoring in 12 of its last 16 games for the Liga Sagres, of those 12 reached the interval in advantage in 11 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10.
Benfica come to this game with a 1-1 draw against Sporting, thus keeping themselves in the fight for the first positions of the Portuguese championship. The bad news is in the phase that crosses, since it adds three games in a row without proving the taste of the victory. In the 8 matches played away from home, Benfica won 4 wins, that is, won only 50% of the games. In this match away from home coach Rui Vitória should maintain the usual 4-3-3, however, is not put aside the chance to present in 4-4-2. One of Benfica’s strengths has been the offensive sector, having scored 38 goals, being the second best attack of the competition. Jonas is the great highlight incarnated with 19 goals and 4 assists. It seems that the visiting coach has in doubt only the central Luisão.
Moreirense – Benfica : Betting Tips
Benfica – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70