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Benfica vs FC Porto Prediction & Betting tips
Saturday is the day! O Clássico de Portugal between Benfica and FC Porto will be decisive in the title race.
Portugal is a football mad country, evidenced by the media attention that exists for this match. As the week Posts various sports newspapers O Clássico all day. The top three has its own section in any sports newspaper and the Benfica-section are interviewed daily ex-players on their expectations. Thus, include Pablo Aímar and Javier Saviola came to the floor and spoke, surprisingly, their expectation that Benfica will win.
Benfica came last week with a fright. Visiting Pacos de Ferreira got no further than a draw, leaving the team with Rui Vitória seemed to lose the lead. A day later, however, FC Porto choked at home against Setubal, making As Águias still lead the list.
There can therefore be no new slip afforded. What are the chances of Benfica at any rate has increased considerably, that Eliseu and Nilsson-Lindelöf probably go get the game. Especially the latter is the season of great value for Benfica and Manchester United reportedly has less than 40 million euros for the Swede.
Moreover Benfica can boast an excellent home series, a lethal striker and the couple barely getting goals against. However: all of these things apply to FC Porto, that precisely the latter team was three points, resulting in Estádio da Luz.
What, however, speaks in favor of Benfica, is that the pressure is on the away team. A draw is in fact sufficient to maintain the lead.
Probable lineup Benfica
Cesar, Semedo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, Salvio, Samaris, Pizzi, Zivkovic, Mitroglou, Jonás
FC Porto :
FC Porto last week missed a chance to capture the lead in today’s opponent. With a win over Setubal Os Dragões would have taken the lead in Benfica, but they kept stabbing a draw.
Although the pressure is at FC Porto coach let Nuno Espírito Santo hinted filled not want to play on the attack. “The stability of our defense has been the basis of many victories, this Saturday will be our starting point,” recorded the coach. With 12 hits against (one less than Benfica) FC Porto has the least passed defense in the Primeira Liga. Last week against Setubal ended a sequence of five games without a goal against.
FC Porto but nevertheless the attack will have to search Saturday for a draw they remain in second place. As Benfica Porto can have an almost fully fit selection. Only third goalkeeper Costa is injured. This means that one should hope for the front on the goals of the strikers Tiquinho André Silva and Soares, both of whom, incidentally, are in top form. Silva was the last match time still scored for Portugal against Hungary
Probable lineup FC Porto
Casillas, Pereira, Felipe, Marcano, Layún, Danilo Torres, André, Brahimi Soares Silva
Benfica vs FC Porto head to head
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