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Benfica Lisbon celebrated as important as a happy side away win at FC Porto on Matchday. Thanks to the success of the worst opponent was overtaken and the eagles now take the top of the table. A placement that seemed illusory weeks ago, especially when Benfica lost the first match in the New Year’s Primeira League at Portimonense. After that, however, followed by an impressive series of meanwhile nine wins in a row. At least two successes in one piece can also show the upcoming opponent. OS Belenenses won against bottom left side CD Feirense and a lot more impressive on Matchday 2 at Sporting Braga, who are in third place after their first home defeat of the season.
Despite the good condition of the guests, show in Benfica Lisbon against Belenenses Lisbon, the odds very clearly towards the home side. A runaway victory is unlikely to be expected, as the visitors are relatively strong away from home and the record champions only three days later an important match in the second round of the Europa League has to contest. The Benfica Lisbon vs Belenenses Lisbon tip is played with 5 units.
The Encarnados have actually made it: The ninth win in a row, the first place was captured last weekend. After a year’s break, the characters are now back in the best position that it works with another title. For Benfica it would be no less than the 37th triumph in the Portuguese House of Lords. Coach Bruno Lage’s side were fortunate enough to win as Porto were the better team, but once again the two-time winner of the Champions League European Cup proved to be very efficient in front of the opponents’ goal: with 66 goals, Benfica has the clear best offensive in the Primeira League on and especially at home she is strong as a bear.
An example of the merciless loss of opportunity had four weeks ago, the Madeira kicker of Nacional Funchal experience when they were shot 10-0 from the Estádio da Luz. For the hosts, it was a historic result, as they set the club record. Previously, Benfica had won only twice with the same result: 1965 on European stage against Dudelange from Luxembourg and a year earlier against Seixal in league play. Only once, in 1959, did the Portuguese upper house win even more as Academica Coimbra beat Caldas SC 11-0.
One reason why, after a weak first round for several weeks, it runs so well again, can be found on the sidelines. Bruno Lage has been coaching since early January, following Rui Vitoria. Since he has the sporting legend, all league games were won! Initially, Benfica’s second-in-command coach was only considered an interim solution, but he has been in a four-year contract for a good three weeks. In addition to the successful recovery in the Primeira Liga, the Águias are also represented in the Europa League. They kicked off last Thursday night at Dinamo Zagreb and conceded a 1-0 defeat that can only be reversed in the return leg three days after the match. The Brazilian Gabriel in midfield, who received a yellow-red card at the match in Porto, will not run aground. Also missing due to injury, among others, his compatriot Jardel in defense and the Serb Ljubomir Fejsa in midfield.
Last year’s junior currently ranks 7th. The distance to the relegation region and the other hand the places for the international business are exactly the same with 13 points. The team of coach Nuno Oliveira can therefore tackle the next few weeks quite relaxed. The comparatively comfortable starting position for Belenenses was developed above all abroad. This is how Pasteis got as many points abroad as at home. A performance that is not explained solely by the good performances on foreign territory – after all, Belenenses is the fifth best away team and won recently at the Third Sporting Braga – but also due to the fact that the home games currently not played in the domestic Estádio do Restelo but in the alternative accommodation, the Estádio Nacional.
Its size is designed for the limited number of supporters of the club, of course, clearly too large, which is why the mood on the whole generally tends to be rather mau, which certainly also suffer from home appearances. That Belenenses but comparatively strong abroad, is mainly due to a stable defensive line. This has allowed only eleven goals in twelve appearances – a value that undercut only the upcoming opponents and FC Porto.
Benfica vs Belenenses head to head matches
27.10.18 PL Belenenses Benfica 2 : 0
29.01.18 PL Belenenses Benfica 1 : 1
19.08.17 PL Benfica Belenenses 5 : 0
13.03.17 PL Benfica Belenenses 4 : 0
23.10.16 PL Belenenses Benfica 0 : 2