Feirense vs Benfica
Portugal, Primeira Liga, Round 27
After surprising loss for Porto in previous round away against Ferreira, Benfica is now only 2 pts behind the leader and with much increased chances to defend the Championship title.
Benfica will visit today the team of similar quality like Porto the last time, but IMO there is no way we'll see upset today.
Benfica is in really great run. They have won the last six and are 9-1-0 in last ten. All of the mentioned last six have been victories with at least two goals difference. Two of those have been after losing at HT but still convincing victories at the end. What more, the last 13 times when Benfica has won in the league, it was with 2 or more goals difference.
Benfica has won 20 games overall in the league, in 17 of those Benfica -1.5 was the winning option.
The first mutual game with Feirense early in the season ended only 1:0 although it was very early goal for Benfica back then.
This time I expect more convincing game from the defending champion.
The host is 16th out of 18 teams. At home they are only 5-1-7. In meetings with other top teams (Porto, Sporting, Braga), Feirense has lost every game in this season no matter if played home or away.
As for the current form, Feirense is 1-0-6 in last seven rounds.
The home team is without Babanco who is suspended and Barge who is injured. Kakuba and Tavares most likely won't play either.
Benfica is without Krovinovic and Salvio who are both injured.
Feirense vs Benfica prediction
|Benfica -1.5||BetVictor||1.72||8||0-2 WON (+5.76 units)|