Chaves vs Benfica
Game from the Round 6 in Portugal.
Chaves will host Benfica. I like the road favorite. Benfica was pretty decent so far, 4-1-0 overall record for them with this one draw being in the big city derby against Sporting.
On the road Benfica was twice, Boavista and Nacional. They have won both, both times covered handicap -1.5, both times with HT FT, 2/2, both times kept the clean sheet.
Eight days ago Benfica met at home with Bayern Munich in the opening round of the Champions League group stage. It was their only loss in the season so far. Game where I expected Benfica could be more difficult obstacle for the German giant. But, honestly, hardly we can say losing from Bayern is too bad result. After all Bayern was 1.50 favorite back then. Since that game Benfica has played once in the Portuguese league and waa successful by beating Aves at home 2:0.
Chaves is 2-0-3 so far. At home they are 1-0-1. Braga was their toughest opponent and that game ended with 0:1.
Benfica is without few players today. Note some of them are without played game in this seaaon.
Krovinovic: post-surgery period.
Tyronne: post-surgery period.
Salvio: left leg injury.
João Félix: left ankle injury.
But Jonas, main scorer in many of the previous season is ready and will be in the competition for the starting eleven. The full available squad:
Goalkeepers: Svilar, B. Varela and Odysseas.
Defenders: Conti, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Corchia, Jardel and André Almeida.
Midfielders: Fejsa, Gabriel, Cervi, Alfa Semedo, Zivkovic, Pizzi, Samaris, Rafa and Gedson.
Forwards: Jonas, Seferovic and Castill.
Chaves vs Benfica prediction
|HT-FT: 2/2||Bet365||1.83||8||2-2 LOST (-8 units)|