It’s been a while since we wrote anything about the Primeira Liga, and there isn’t a better time than now! Porto is on the verge of winning its thirtieth title. All the Blue and Whites need is to draw against Benfica (third place), a team seeking revenge. Porto won the first meeting between the two and eliminated the Reds from the domestic cup.
According to the soccer lines, we can expect a close one. Porto is offering a +140 price, while Benfica is +180. What I can assure you is that you don’t want to miss this game!
Benfica: Revenge Honor
Benfica already secured a spot in the UEFA Champions League. The Reds will represent the Primeira Liga in the preliminary rounds. Therefore, they’ve nothing to play for other than revenge and honor. In other words, they’ll play with no pressure, which is what makes them a tempting online gambling underdog. Plus, they don’t want Porto to celebrate at Estadio Da Luz.
The Reds come in on a five-game winning streak. Let’s not forget that they reached the UCL Quarterfinals, in which they put up a good fight against Liverpool. Regarding the Primeira Liga, their last game was against Maritimo, and they won 1-0.
Darwin Nunez is the main reason for you to consider including Benfica in your soccer picks. He’s the league’s top scorer with 26 goals. Rumor has it that Nunez is set to move to the English Premier League. A strong finish could increase his chances.
As mentioned before, Benfica is offering a +180 price. This is a good deal considering the Reds haven’t lost in their last six Primeira Liga games at home. That includes outscoring their opponents 11-4.
Porto: Crazy Numbers
Porto sits in first place with 85 points thanks to a 27-4-1 record. Want more? The Blue and Whites have scored 83 goals, more than any other team. Defensively, they’ve allowed 22 goals, only one more than Sporting Lisbon. They deserve this title.
Most recently, they defeated FC Vizela 4-2 with Mehdi Taremi as Man of the Match after scoring two goals. Evanilson and Chancel Mbemba also scored. That was a huge victory, because one week earlier they lost 1-0 to Braga.
If Benfica has Nunez, Porto has Taremi. The Iranian is the team’s top scorer with 20 goals. He’s followed by Evanilson and Luis Diaz with 14. Diaz no longer plays for the team as he signed for Liverpool in the last transfer window. I’m telling you; the scouts are all over the Primeira Liga.
Prior to losing to Braga, Porto won 12 straight games on the road. Additionally, they finish with a clean sheet in seven of those games. Porto at +140 in the sportsbook seems too good to be true, but it is!
Don’t forget that the Blue and Whites played in the UCL Group Stage. Then, they reached the UEL Round of 16. This is a team used to the pressure.
Benfica vs Porto Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 155
- Benfica Victories: 48 (189 goals)
- Porto Victories: 63 (207 goals)
- Draws: 44
As mentioned before, these two already met twice. First, Porto won 3-0 in the Round of 16 of the domestic cup. The Blue and Whites scored all three goals prior to the 32-minute mark. Both teams finished with 10 players.
One week later, they met again in the Primeira Liga, and Porto won 3-1. Fabio Vieira, Pepe, and Mehdi Taremi scored for Porto, while Roman Yaremchuk did it for Benfica. Once again, the Reds finished the game with 10 players.
Benfica vs Porto Game Information
- Date: Saturday, May 7
- Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Da Luz, Lisbon
- Benfica vs Porto Live Stream: fuboTV
Benfica vs Porto Betting Lines
|Benfica||pk Ev||+180||2½ -140o||1½ +135o
|FC Porto||pk -130||+140||2½ +110u||1½ +115o
Benfica vs Porto Prediction
It’s clear that Porto is the better team, however, this will be their first meeting at Estadio Da Luz, where Benfica is used to putting up a better fight. Plus, Porto is also thinking about the domestic cup Grand Finale, which means some starters could get some rest. Therefore, I think you should include the draw in your betting online ticket. After all, that’s all Porto needs.
Score Prediction: Benfica 1, Porto 1