Benfica vs Portimonense prediction, odds & betting tips – 25/02/2024

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Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Benfica vs Portimonense prediction
Futebol Clube de Arouca hosted Sport Lisboa e Benfica this evening, at the Arouca Municipal Stadium – Photo by Icon sport

Here are our Portugal League predictions for Sunday's clash between title-chasing Benfica and relegation-battling Portimonense. Benfica are the heavy favourite to win this weekend against a Portimonense side that have only won two of their last six in the Primeira Liga and the hosts can't afford to drop any points as the battle for the league title heats up.

Benfica vs Portimonense predictions: Benfica in the midst of an unbeaten run

Benfica vs Portimonense Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Benfica 3-1 Portimonense

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

BTTS

Benfica put in one of their best performances of the season at home to Vizela, running out 6-1 winners in the end. Portimonense were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Vitoria Guimaraes in their last match, ending their two-game losing streak.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Benfica backed to win

  • HOME: 1/8 (1.13) – 88.9%
  • DRAW: 19/2 (10.50) – 9.5%
  • AWAY: 28/1 (29.00) – 3.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Benfica made it five wins from their last six matches as they thrashed Vizela 6-1 last time out and the hosts head into Sunday's clash as the odds-on favourite to defeat Portimonese.

Last five H2Hs: Portimonense rarely beat Benfica

Portugal Primeira Liga 24/09/23

Portimonense

Portimonense

1
Benfica

Benfica

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 13/05/23

Portimonense

Portimonense

1
Benfica

Benfica

5

Portugal Primeira Liga 06/01/23

Benfica

Benfica

1
Portimonense

Portimonense

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/03/22

Portimonense

Portimonense

1
Benfica

Benfica

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 03/10/21

Benfica

Benfica

0
Portimonense

Portimonense

1

Benfica have won the last four meetings between these two clubs, in fact, Portimonense have only beaten the Portuguese giants twice in the pair's last 17 encounters.

Team news and form guide

Benfica: Looking unbeatable right now

Juan Bernat will miss Sunday's match through injury and isn't expected back in training until next month.

Predicted lineup: Trubin (GK), Otamendi, Bah, Araújo, Morato, Mário, Rafa, Neves, Neres, Tengstedt & Gouveia

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

D

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Benfica

Benfica

2

Europe Friendlies 12/07/24

W

SC Farense

SC Farense

0

Benfica

Benfica

5

Portugal Primeira Liga 17/05/24

D

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

Benfica

Benfica

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 12/05/24

W

Arouca

Arouca

0

Benfica

Benfica

5

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/05/24

L

Famalicao

Famalicao

2

Benfica

Benfica

0

Portimonense: Struggling for wins of late

The visitors have a clean bill of health and no suspended players ahead of a daunting trip to Benfica this weekend.

Predicted lineup: Nakamura (GK), Pedrão, Formiga, Relvas, Alemão, Dener, Carlinhos, Ventura, Pereira, Jasper & Varela

Portugal Primeira Liga Play-Off 02/06/24

L

AVS

AVS

2

Portimonense

Portimonense

1

Portugal Primeira Liga Play-Off 25/05/24

L

AVS

AVS

2

Portimonense

Portimonense

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

W

SC Farense

SC Farense

1

Portimonense

Portimonense

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/05/24

D

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2

Portimonense

Portimonense

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 04/05/24

L

Sporting

Sporting

3

Portimonense

Portimonense

0

Our free expert picks: A comfortable home win on the cards

Benfica are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 88.9%, which suggests that Portimonense have very little chance of even picking up a point this weekend. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Marcos Leonardo is the favourite to score in this game at 4/5 (1.80) which has a probability of 55.6%, while his teammate Arthur Cabral is priced at 20/21 (1.95) to score with a probability of 51.2%.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 Goals

  • Five of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Each of Benfica's last six matches in all competitions have produced at least three goals.

Other tips

Benfica 3-1 Portimonese

  • Benfica have scored three or more goals in three of their last six matches.
  • The hosts have only kept one clean sheet in their last six attempts.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in five of the last seven league meetings between Benfica and Portimonense.
  • Five of Benfica's last six matches have ended with both teams finding the back of the net.
Rafa player to watch
Futebol Clube Vizela hosted Sport Lisboa e Benfica this evening, at Estádio Futebol Clube Vizela – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Rafa

Rafa scored but went off at half-time in Benfica's last game but it is thought that the club's top scorer and lading assist provider will be available for Sunday's match.

Creating and scoring goals on a regular basis

Rafa has netted 10 goals and provided 10 assists in the Primeira Liga this season, making him a key player for Benfica going forward. The 30-year-old has scored plenty of goals in a season for Benfica in the past but this time around he has added an extra creative dimension to his game and it is working wounders for the rest of his teammates.


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