Nacional vs Benfica (By: Stanioooo)
Nacional Madeira will host Benfica in the 4th round of Portugal Primeira Liga.
Nacional started the season the 2 losses, but bounced back with a win in the last round against Setubal. It's noticable that they lost their only home game 1:2 against Moreirense, so I expect Benfica to cause them much bigger damages tonight, mostly because they are flying so high right now after succeeded to qualify for CL group stages. It's interesting that Nacional received a penalty in all three matches and I hope this time it will not happen!
Benfica have 7 points in their three games till now. They succeeded to win thier only away game in the league against Boavista 2:0. Benfica also qualify for CL group stages, so their confidence will be huge, especially after they outplayed PAOK as guests for the final 4:1. Pizzi is in outstandingly good form right now and supported by Cervi, Salvio and Fejsa, the team looks more than dangerous in attacking position.
Benfica are in 11 matches WINNING ROW against this opponent and in 3 of the last 4 visits against Nacional succeeded to win with more than a goal difference. I have no doubt Benfica will not try to win only in this match, but they will try to earn a very convincing win in Madeira. The quality difference between the teams is very big for me and everything is on Benfica's side. I will try with -1.25 AH for the visitors here to protect myself a little bit if Benfica win by a single goal.
Visitors can make some changes with the starting line-up which was against PAOK,but still their team is capable of winning convincingly against Madeira. Nacional will miss Alhasan for sure, while Benfica will be without Krovinovic, Jonas, Corchia and Ebuehi.
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Nacional vs Benfica prediction
|Benfica -1.25 AH||Pinnacle||1.85||9||0-4 WON (+7.65 units)|