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The Portuguese NOS League is not necessarily the center of attention. Although the teams on the European stage can surprise again and again, the interest in the league is manageable. The performance gap in the league is extreme; this was made clear last weekend when Benfica Lisbon celebrated a superb 10-0 home victory against CD Nacional. This weekend, the Red Eagles from Lisbon complete the 22nd matchday. It comes to the duel between Desportivo Aves and Benfica Lisbon!
Desportivo Aves is not a name for many fans, while the club has sensationally celebrated last year’s cup victory. In the current championship, however, relegation is the dominant theme and after 21 match days, Aves is 15th. Benfica have now scored the league’s best goal difference thanks to a last-gasp win this past weekend, but remain one point behind reigning champions FC Porto. In the fight for the title win against the underdogs point losses are forbidden. In the match between Desportivo Aves and Benfica Lisbon, odds of 1.35 are offered for the favorite win. The game starts on Monday evening at 20:15.
Desportivo Aves – a club that is actually only a few fans a term. Success in football is a rarity, much more successful is both the men’s and women’s team in futsal. Last season, the club under head coach Jose Mota reached the biggest success in the club’s history by winning the Portuguese Cup competition. However, the club from the north of the country has no license for international competitions. In the domestic Estadio CD the Aves fit just over 5,000 spectators. Due to the missing license for Europe Aves had to renounce the adventure Europa League.
In addition to the cup victory Aves, last year still promoted, a quite passable 13th place in the league NOS. In the current season, the expectations were not met and coach Jose Mota had to vacate his chair in mid-January. Coach Guru Augusto Inacio has been working for Aves for almost a month now. The 64-year-old came around a lot in his career and brought back the last success. Three of the last four league games were won, only against the third-placed Sporting Braga Aves had beaten 0-2. After the recent successes, the self-confidence is huge and the hope for a surprise against the almost overpowering opponent is given. Before home crowd celebrated Aves so far three wins, drew three times and had to take five defeats. Although six of the last seven league games of Aves ended with successful bets on the under 2.5, but before home crowd were scored in eleven games in six games three or more goals.
The impressive 10: 0 against CD Nacional was the highest victory in the Portuguese league in 60 years. In addition, the own club record could be set. In 1965, the Luxembourg representative Stade Dudelange was shot in the then Cup of the national winners with the same result from the stadium. The team of Neo-coach Bruno Lage played in a true intoxication. Similar to Desportivo Aves, the change of coach has clearly paid off. Lage, previously coaching the B team in the club, also took over just under a month ago and has after eight competitive games a superb 7-0-1 record. The only defeat had to be accepted in the League Cup semi-final. Otherwise, the Portuguese top club hastened from victory to victory.
Last Thursday, the Champions League relegated their hopes of progressing with Turkey’s top club Galatasaray Istanbul in the UEFA Europa League. In the Turkish metropolis Benfica Lisbon celebrated thanks to goals from Eduardo Salvio and the last outstanding Haris Seferovic a 2-1 victory. Thanks to the existing home strength should burn at the home game next Thursday, nothing more.
Under Rui Vitoria Benfica could not convince Lisbon in recent months, Bruno Lage brought the joy of playing back. He also has a knack for the young players. Actors such as Joao Felix (to which half of Europe is attached) are thriving. Benfica has found a good mix of great talent and experienced players. In the current form the Red Eagles are by all means a hot candidate for the return to the throne of the Portuguese league.
The self-confidence of Benfica Lisbon is huge and intuitively the right decisions are being made right now. The many goals scored in recent weeks are not really surprising, as Benfica have outstanding offensive statistics. Nearly 24 ball contacts per game in the opposing 16er are absolute top value; Porto has about four ball contacts less. In addition, most of the goals (315 in 21 games) and the best rate of shots on the gate (just under 42%) to book. Benfica is absolutely on fire – in this condition, the team is unstoppable. In the final game of the 22nd match day of the Portuguese Liga NOS, between Desportivo Aves and Benfica Lisbon, the forecast for a favorite win is the logical choice.
Aves vs Benfica head to head matches
28.12.18 CUP Aves Benfica 1 : 1
23.09.18 PL Benfica Aves 2 : 0
10.03.18 PL Benfica Aves 2 : 0
22.10.17 PL Aves Benfica 1 : 3
02.01.13 TP Benfica Aves 6 : 0