Football Betting Tips: Benfica vs Porto
High flying Benfica take on Porto in the O Classico in what promises to be a clash of the titans in Lisbon. The Reds have started the season on fire and top the Primeira Liga table with two games played, whilst Porto have crashed out of the Champions League at the qualification stages and are still reeling from their opening day loss at Gil Vicente. Despite the seismic differences in form going into the fixture, all derby games carry their own identity and this age old clash promises to be no different.
Benfica vs Porto
Stadium of Light
Saturday 24th August 2019
Match Winner Odds:
Reigning champions Benfica will be looking to continue their blazing form in the Primeira Liga and they once again look to be the team to beat – having won their opening two league games, scoring 7 goals in the process.
Having smashed city rivals Sporting 5-0 in the Super Cup final too, there is a real sense of optimism around Benfica this season as they also look to go deep in the Champions League too.
Cult hero Pizzi has enjoyed an impressive start to the season, bagging three goals in two appearances and he will be keen to add to his tally here.
Form: Last 2 Matches: W W
It has been a difficult start to the season for Sérgio Conceição’s men who find themselves in the Europa League qualifiers and in 6th place in the Primeira Liga table.
Despite their relative setbacks, they bounced back in style last time out with a 4-0 home thrashing of Setubal and they will be hoping that will be the catalyst for the season ahead.
Zé Luís was a big money summer recruit for Porto and he bagged a hat-trick last time out and he will be hoping to continue to adhere himself to his new fan base with a goal in the O Classico.
Form: Last 2 Matches: W L
Predicted Starting Line-Ups:
|Odisseas Vlachodimos (GK)||Agustín Marchesín (GK)|
|Nuno Tavares||Jesus Corona|
|Alex Grimaldo||Alex Telles|
|Andreas Samaris||Romario Baro|
|Rafa Silva||Mateus Uribe|
|Felipe Luis||Danilo Pereira|
|Raúl de Tomás||Ze Luis|
|Haris Seferović||Moussa Marega|
Odds and Predictions
Both sides will fancy their chances coming into this one and have been banging in the goals lately.
Both teams to score – YES – 0.86
Pizzi has been banging in the goals for Benfica this season from a more advanced role and he is known as a big game player.
Pizzi to score anytime – 2.35
Both sides play on the front foot and with so much at stake and an incredible atmosphere at the Stadium of Light guaranteed, goals look on the cards here.
Over 2.5 goals to be scored in the match – 1.09
Benfica will go into the game as heavy favourites and whilst Porto will push them all the way, the defending champions should have too much about them for Porto here.
Benfica to win the match – 1.01
Benfica 3 – 1 Porto – 17.57
Top Betting Tip
This should be an excellent game between two expansive sides and whilst Porto will certainly trouble Benfica, the Lisbon outfit should pick up all three points here.
Benfica to win the match and both teams to score – 2.35