In the central match of the 16th round of the Portuguese championship, Porto will play against Benfica at the Dragão stadium.
“Dragons” continue to hold the brand and leadership in the table. With 41 points, the team is ahead of everyone else. So far, only Sporting can seriously threaten the hosts. Therefore, they need to be sure to win in order to stay at the top.
Porto have already won 13 wins this season. The team drew twice. So for 15 rounds she has never lost. In addition, the Blues have an excellent conceded goal rate (8) – better only than Sporting.
Taking into account all the tournaments, Porto have not conceded four matches already. He beat Braga (1-0) and Wiesela (4-0) in the league and defeated Benfica in the Portuguese Cup (3-0) and beat Braga (1-0) in the Cup match league.
Porto play most reliably at Dragau. Here he has only 3 conceded goals in 7 matches and at the same time all 7 wins.
The Eagles are still behind Porto and Sporting in points. They have 37 points. However, the team is well entrenched in the Champions League zone. The closest pursuer in the role of Braga is 9 points behind.
Benfica have won 2 previous matches in the tournament. True, the opponents were not the most difficult. She defeated Famalikan 4: 1 and Maritima 7: 1. In total, the guests have already won 12 victories in 15 rounds.
The last defeat of the team of Jesus in the championship was on December 3 in the match against Sporting CP (1: 3). In addition to the above and the departure from the Portuguese Cup, we will celebrate the victory over Coviglia (3: 0) in the 3rd round of the League Cup.
Midfielder Nemanja Radonich and defender Lucas Verisimo will miss the tour due to injuries .
Forecast and rate
Porto are the favorites with a fairly significant odds advantage. Download 1xbet app give 1.76 for the victory of the “dragons” , while they estimate the victory of “Benfica” at 4.40. A draw was posted at 3.85.
Porto has a reputation as a winner in this confrontation. The team has not lost to Benfica for 7 head-to-head matches in a row with four won. Well, the last result 3: 0 showed who is who.
The hosts have an excellent streak and so far it seems that no one can interrupt it. At least Benfica is not in a position to do it. She lost her last matches against Porto and Sporting. Wewe put on the victory of the first…