FC Porto 10-1-2, SL Benfica 10-1-2
1/15/21 4 pm
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FC Porto is welcoming SL Benfica to Estadio do Dragao in a derby match of round 14 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Porto is on a fantastic 10-game winning streak, while they haven’t lost any of their last 16 games. Porto has also advanced to the next stage of the Champions League where they will face Juventus. Porto has beaten Nacional in the Portuguese Cup competition earlier this week, while they have scored 10 goals in their last 3 Primeira Liga games. Porto is in 2nd place in the standings with 31 points, 35 scored goals, and 15 conceded goals, and Porto is the best offensive team in Portugal. In their latest Primeira Liga game, Porto was playing against Famalicao on the road, and they were the better team with 54% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. Porto has scored 2 goals in each half, and they have deservedly won this game 1-4. Oliveira has scored 7 goals and added 4 assists for Porto, while Taremi added 6 goals. Marcano, Mbaye, Ramos, Vieira, Manafa, and Carraca are all injured for Porto. The competition is strong in the Primeira Liga this season, and 3 teams are going neck to neck, and I think it will be tight until the very end.
Benfica is also in great form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 4 games while winning 3 of those games. Benfica is in third place with the same number of points as Porto in second place, but they have both scored and conceded fewer goals than Porto. Benfica has also won their game in the Portuguese Cup competition earlier this week. Seferovic is the leading goalscorer for Benfica with 7 goals, while Waldschmidt added 6 goals. Nunez has added 7 assists for Benfica so far this season. Almeida is the only injured player for Benfica at this time. In their latest Primeira Liga game, Benfica was playing against Tondela at home, and they were the dominant team with 66% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a high 89% of the correct passes. Benfica was the better team in this game, and they have deservedly won this match 2-0 with 2 scored goals in the second half. Benfica has lost the title last season in the last few games, and they will look to redeem themselves this season, but they need to stay consistent as they are right now. Benfica has also advanced past the group stage in the Europa League, and they will be facing Arsenal.
Porto has lost only 1 game at home so far this season alongside 6 wins, and they are on a 10-game winning streak. Benfica hasn’t lost any of their last 7 games on the road. These are the two of the best teams in Portugal, and while the trends are slightly on Porto’s side, I think Benfica could surprise here, but I will stick to goals because both defenses are shaky, while offenses are on fire.