Sunday night promises huge emotions and lot of action in the Primeira Liga when Porto welcomes Benfica at their own “Estádio Do Dragão”. Read below our FC PORTO v BENFICA betting preview with predictions, betting tips, probable line-ups, team news, best odds, bookie offers, streaming links and no deposit bonuses on the big clash!
FC PORTO v BENFICA BETTING PREVIEWPorto had a decent start to the season, winning 2 and losing 1 of their opening 3 games, with the loss coming away at Sporting CP. They are unbeaten since then, having recorded 4 victories and 2 draws. The Dragoes' defense have been very solid in recent times, with just one goal conceded in last six matches, winning in five of them. The other seasonal defeat came in Champions League at the hands of Leicester City last September.
Nuno Espirito Santo has his full squad available and will probably stick to what has become his usual starting XI. Andre Silva and Diogo Jota are likely to lead the line once again, with Oliver Torres few meters behind them in a 4-3-1-2 formation. The likes of Otavio, Danilo Pereira and Hector Herrera are expected to start in midfield while Miguel Layun and Maxi Pereira are in contention for a starting berth at right back.
Reigning champions Benfica are topping the league standings, having collected 25 points out of 27 possible. A fine asset which has been gained after 8 wins and just one draw in these 9 league games. Rui Vitória’s men enter the match on the back of 6 consecutive wins in all competitions. Last one was on Tuesday evening when the Eagles beat Dynamo Kyiv at their own “Estádio da Luz” in Lisbon. Their only defeat this season was a 4-2 against Napoli in Champions League back in September.
The Eagles are without injured summer signing Rafa Silva and Jonas, while Serb midfielder Lubomir Fejsa has been substituted by Greek midfielder Andreas Samaris due to injury in the midweek. Anyway, Rui Vitoria might go with the more reliable Andre Almeida as the defensive midfielder at the Dragão. Eliseu will replace the injured Alejandro Grimaldo at left-back. Up front, Kostas Mitroglou will be supported by Gonçalo Guedes in a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Eduardo Salvio and Franco Cervi out wide.
FC PORTO v BENFICA PROBABLE LINEUPSFC Porto (4-3-1-2): Casillas; Alex Telles, Marcano, Felipe, Maxi Pereira; Otavio, Danilo Pereira, Herrera; Torres; Andre Silva, Jota
Benfica (4-4-1-1): Moraes; Nelsinho, Lindelof, Luisao, Eliseu; Pizzi, Almeida, Cervi, Salvio; Guedes; Mitroglou
FC PORTO v BENFICA ODDS
|FC PORTO||2.05 with||Bet £10, win £20.50|
|THE DRAW||3.50 with||Bet £10, win £35.00|
|BENFICA||4.00 with||Bet £10, win £40.00|
FC PORTO v BENFICA PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|FC Porto to win ||2.05|
|Both teams to score||1.98|
|2:1 Correct Score||9.00|
|Andre Silva anytime goalscorer||2.10|
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