Benfica vs Boavista prediction, odds & betting tips 19/01/2024

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Benfica - Boavista

Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Here are our Portugal League predictions for Benfica vs Boavista on Friday night. Visitors Boavista ran out 4-1 winners in their last away game against Vizela but they will be expecting a much tougher ninety minutes against a title-challenging Benfica side that have won each of their last seven matches in all competitions.

Benfica vs Boavista prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in five of the last six encounters between Benfica and Boavista in all competitions.
  • Four of Boavista's last five fixtures have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Another reason that we have backed BTTS as our main prediction for this game is that both teams have scored in three of Benfica's last five outings.

Latest odds

Head to Head

21/01/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Boavista

Boavista

0

0

14/08/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Boavista

Boavista

Benfica

Benfica

3

2

20/02/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Boavista

Boavista

3

1

27/08/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Boavista

Boavista

Benfica

Benfica

0

3

18/02/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Boavista

Boavista

Benfica

Benfica

2

2

Last Five - Benfica

17/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

Benfica

Benfica

1

1

D

12/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Arouca

Arouca

Benfica

Benfica

0

5

W

05/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Famalicao

Famalicao

Benfica

Benfica

2

0

L

27/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Benfica

Benfica

1

3

W

22/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

SC Farense

SC Farense

Benfica

Benfica

1

3

W

Last Five - Boavista

18/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Vizela

Vizela

Boavista

Boavista

2

2

D

12/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

FC Porto

FC Porto

Boavista

Boavista

2

1

L

04/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

Boavista

Boavista

1

1

D

27/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

Boavista

Boavista

1

0

L

20/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Estrela

Estrela

Boavista

Boavista

1

1

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/6 (1.17) – 85.7%
  • DRAW: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.5%
  • AWAY: 20/1 (22.00) – 4.8%

Benfica are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 85.7%, and we have to agree with the bookmakers on this pick. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Arthur Cabral is the favourite to score in this game with odds of 8/11 (1.73) which has a probability of 57.9%, while Marcos Leonardo is priced at 10/11 (1.91) with a probability of 52.4%.

Benfica vs Boavista prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 3-1

  • Benfica have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three league wins against Boavista (3-1, 0-3 & 3-1).
  • Benfica have scored three or more goals in each of their last five matches in all competitions.

Over 3.5 Goals

  • Four of the last six meetings between these two clubs in all competitions have ended with over 3.5 goals scored.
  • Three of Benfica's and three of Boavista's last six outings have produced over 3.5 goals.

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Benfica vs Boavista team news

Benfica

Benfica slipped behind at home to Rio Ave but still went on to secure all three points with ease. Angel Di Maria equalised for the hosts just before the half-hour mark and the two teams went in level at the interval. Antonio Silva fired Benfica in front just after the hour mark and with ten minutes left on the clock, Marcos Leonardo made it 3-1. João Mário put the icing on the cake in stoppage time, making the final scoreline 4-1.

Juan Bernat, Casper Tengstedt, David Neres and Alexander Bah are all injury concerns for Benfica ahead of Friday's clash with Boavista.

Predicted Lineup: Trubin (GK), Otamendi, Morato, Silva, Di María, Mário, Aursnes, Rafa, Kökçü, Neves & Cabral

Boavista

Boavista also ran out 4-1 winners in their last league game away at Vizela. The visitors dominated this game from start to finish and might have been slightly disappointed not to have kept a clean sheet on their way to a big away win. Vincent Sasso opened the scoring for Boavista in the twenty-fourth minute and Tiago Morais doubled the away sides' lead five minutes before the break. Rodrigo Abascal made it 3-0 early in the second half and in the sixty-fifth minute, Robert Boženík added a fourth goal. Vizela did pull a goal back with three minutes of the ninety remaining but it was no more than a consolation for the home side.

Chidozie Awaziem and Bruno Onyemaechi are at the Africa Cup of Nations, Ibrahima Camara returns following a brief suspension, but Pedro Malheiro, Salvador Agra and Cesar could miss the trip to Lisbon through injury.

Predicted Lineup: Gonçalves (GK), Sasso, Ferreira, Abascal, Pérez, Makouta, Reisinho, Lourenço, Boženík, dos Santos & Morais

Benfica

Benfica
4-2-3-1
1
Anatolii Trubin
ua
8
Fredrik Aursnes
no
4
Antonio Silva
pt
30
Nicolas Otamendi
ar
5
Morato
pt
10
Orkun Kokcu
tr
61
Florentino Luis
pt
11
Angel Di Maria
ar
27
Rafa Silva
pt
20
Joao Mario
pt
9
Arthur Cabral
br
Substitutes
87
Joao Pedro Goncalves Neves
pt
47
Tiago Gouveia
pt
86
Diogo Prioste
pt
24
Samuel Soares
pt
44
Tomas Araujo
pt
36
Marcos Leonardo
br
3
Alvaro Fernandez Carreras
es
7
David Neres
br
33
Petar Musa
hr

Boavista

Boavista
4-2-3-1
99
Joao Goncalves
pt
11
Luis Santos
pt
23
Vincent Sasso
fr
26
Rodrigo Abascal
uy
7
Salvador Agra
pt
24
Sebastian Perez
co
42
Gaius Makouta
cg
8
Bruno Lourenco
pt
10
Reisinho
pt
21
Morais
pt
9
Robert Bozenik
sk
Substitutes
35
Goncalo Miguel Cardoso de Almeida
pt
90
Tiago Machado
pt
59
Martim Tavares
pt
80
Berna
pt
16
Joel Silva
pt
27
Jeriel De Santis
ve
13
Masaki Watai
jp
18
Ilija Vukotic
me
76
Tome Sousa
pt

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Rafa

Benfica's 30-year-old midfielder is enjoying his seventh full season with the Portuguese giants since making the move from Braga back in 2017.

This season, Rafa has so far chipped in with six goals and nine assists in the Primeira Liga making him the joint-top scorer and leading creator of goals at the club.

We're backing Rafa to put in the kind of performance that will lead Benfica to victory against Boavista on Friday night.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things