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Benfica vs FC Porto Prediction & Betting tips
144 teams started at the 80th edition of the Taca de Portugal, but the upcoming duel between Benfica and Porto was foreseeable. The two clubs dominate the country’s football at will. The championship was also spotted once again this season in a duel.
Porto dethroned the Encarnados and hopes to win the national double. A triple would also have been possible, but the league cup final against Braga was unfortunately lost earlier in the year due to a late goal in injury time.
The final in Taca de Portugal takes place in the Estadio EFAPEL Cidade de Coimbra, where the black and white of the home club Academica kick in the ProLiga. For the encounter between Benfica Lisbon and Porto, the tip includes a cup win by SLB.
More analyzes of other European cup finals this weekend, such as in Belgium or Croatia, can easily be found in the category of international football tips on the betting basis.
After a very weak restart this season, Benfica had to be content with second place in the Primeira Liga as mentioned. Finally, the shape curve pointed upwards again. The impetus for the upswing was set by the change of coach a few weeks ago.
Things have been going better since Nelson Verissimo took over the coaching chair among the eagles: four wins and one draw as a record confirm this assessment. Above all, the offensive was revived under his direction – more than two goals per game could be achieved in this review per game.
A personal example is provided by Confederate Haris Seferovic, who scored two of his five goals this season in the last three rounds of the Primeira Liga. The best player of the season in the person of Pizzi recently turned up just as intensely: in three of the five games under Verissimo, the 30-year-old got involved.
With 18 goals, the Portuguese won the crown of the top scorer together with his Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius and Iranian Mehdi Taremi from Rio Ave. His exceptional position this season results not only from his danger of scoring, but also because of his exceptionally high pass quality.
Given his great condition, the odds for another hit by Benfica Lisbon and Porto are also given value by him.
Porto has now developed an endgame phobia: Last year, the champions fell against Sporting after a penalty shootout. A game that was also observed in 2016 when you had to bend Braga. The Taca de Portugal has not been won since 2011.
Also in the league cup, which has been taking place in parallel since 2007, the nervousness of the blue and whites in the final matches became clear. The final was reached four times and lost every time! The dragons also arrive with a negative experience. On the last day of the match, they lost 1-2 in the match at Braga.
This ended a series of six victories for Coach Sergio Conceicao’s team. To make matters worse, the 29-time champion saw two absences. In the upcoming match, the two Colombians Mateus Uribe are missing, scored the only goal of his team in Braga, as well as Luis Luis Diaz due to injuries in midfield.
Benfica vs FC Porto head to head matches
08.02.20 PL FC Porto Benfica 3 : 2
24.08.19 PL Benfica FC Porto 0 : 2
02.03.19 PL FC Porto Benfica 1 : 2
22.01.19 CUP Benfica FC Porto 1 : 3
07.10.18 PL Benfica FC Porto 1 : 0