It's time to see O Classico' in the Primera Liga as the Estadio do Dragao will host the match between the two most successful Portuguese clubs, Porto and Benfica. Find below our FC Porto v Benfica Lisbon betting preview, with picks, team news, lineups, best odds and no deposit bonuses.
PORTO v BENFICA BETTING PREVIEW
Porto go into this game three points behind Benfica and a a win will take them top of the standings on goal difference. They are running an unbeaten record so far and have only failed to win one of their home games, conceding just one goal in six matches. The Dragoes rounded off a good group stage performance in the Champions League in midweek with a 1-1 draw against Shakhtar that saw them win the group
On-loan Real Madrid midfieldere Casemiro is injured and it is not sure whether he will play or not, while Neves is also questionable as he left earlier the Wednesday match. Jackson Martinez will lead the attack with Tello, Quintero and Brahimi behind him.
Benfica recently had a disappointing few weeks where they lost their unbeaten record in the Primeira Liga away to Braga and went out of Champions League by finishing bottom of their group as they have lost 4 of their 6 group games. Domestically, they are beating all records. Their 31 league points out of a possible 36 have been bested by no one.
The visitors will be without Eliseu and Silvio as they are both 8out through injury. Samaris and Luisao will start after they served a one-match ban in Champions League. Jorge Jesus' will play with a 4-4-2 system with Jonas and Talisca up front.
Both teams have been dominating so far in the league. Benfica have scored 28 goals to Porto’s 27, whilst Porto have only conceded 5 compared to their rivals’ 7. As to direct matches, Porto have won 7 of their last 9 competitive games.
PORTO v BENFICA LINEUPS
Porto: Fabiano – Danilo, Maicon, Martins Indi, Alex Sandro – Herrera, O. Torres – Brahimi, Quintero, Tello – J. Martinez
Benfica: J. Cesar – M. Pereira, Jardel, Luisao, Almeida – Samaris, Perez, Gaitan, Salvio – Jonas, Talisca
PORTO v BENFICA BEST ODDS
|PORTO|| 1.87 with||Bet £10, win £18.70|
|THE DRAW|| 3.60 with||Bet £10, win £36.00|
|BENFICA|| 4.75 with||Bet £10, win £47.50|
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