Benfica vs Vizela prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/02/2024

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Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Benfica vs Vizela prediction
Futebol Clube Vizela hosted Sport Lisboa e Benfica this evening, at Estádio Futebol Clube Vizela – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our Portugal League predictions for Vizela's trip to Benfica this weekend. Table toppers Benfica are the big favourite to win at home to relegation-battling Vizela on Sunday but the recent meetings between these two clubs have been closely fought.

Benfica vs Vizela predictions: Benfica to stay top with win

Benfica vs Vizela Predictions
Our pick

⚽ Win-to-Nil prediction

Benfica

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Benfica 2-0 Vizela

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Rafa

Benfica will be looking to continue their unbeaten run at home to a struggling Vizela side that have lost five of their last six matches.

Pre-game odds and win probability: A home win is surely on the cards

  • HOME: 1/7 (1.14) – 87.5%
  • DRAW: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1%
  • AWAY: 22/1 (23.00) – 4.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Benfica have picked up four wins from their last six matches in all competitions, while Vizela have been beaten in five of their last six matches including a 2-1 defeat in the cup to Benfica.

Last five H2Hs: Vizela have never beaten Benfica

Portugal Cup 08/02/24

Vizela

Vizela

1
Benfica

Benfica

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 16/09/23

Vizela

Vizela

1
Benfica

Benfica

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 25/02/23

Vizela

Vizela

0
Benfica

Benfica

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 02/09/22

Benfica

Benfica

2
Vizela

Vizela

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/03/22

Benfica

Benfica

1
Vizela

Vizela

1

Portuguese giants, Benfica have won seven of their eight previous encounters with Vizela, most recently earlier this month in the Taca de Portugal.

Team news and form guide

Benfica: Haven't lost a game since early November

Juan Bernat is out of this weekend's clash and isn't expected back in training until March.

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

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

Portugal Primeira Liga 27/04/24

W

Braga

Braga

1

Benfica

Benfica

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 22/04/24

W

SC Farense

SC Farense

1

Benfica

Benfica

3

Vizela: Just one win in their last six attempts

Sava Petrov is suspended for the trip to Benfica after he was sent-off in Vizela's last game.

Predicted lineup: Ruberto (GK), Anderson, Pereira, Gonçalves, Samu, Costa, Quina, Silva, Nascimento, Essende & Awudu

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

D

Boavista

Boavista

2

Vizela

Vizela

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/05/24

W

Estrela

Estrela

0

Vizela

Vizela

4

Portugal Primeira Liga 03/05/24

L

Moreirense

Moreirense

1

Vizela

Vizela

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 27/04/24

D

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

Vizela

Vizela

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 20/04/24

L

Braga

Braga

2

Vizela

Vizela

1

Our free expert picks: Benfica backed to win and keep a clean sheet

Benfica are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 87.5%, and we totally agree with the bookmakers on this one. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can get odds of 2/1 (3.00) on under 2.5 goals being scored in this game which has a probability of 33.3%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 2/5 (1.40) with a probability of 71.4%.

Hot tip – Benfica to Win-to-Nil

  • Benfica have won seven of their previous eight encounters with Vizela in all competitions.
  • Benfica have kept clean sheets in two of their last three home games.

Other tips

Benfica 2-0 Vizela

  • Vizela have failed to score in two of their last three league games.
  • Benfica haven't scored more than two goals in any of their last seven games against Vizela.

Rafa to Score Anytime

  • Rafa leads the way for Benfica with nine league goals this season.
  • The 30-year-old forward is in great form right now with six goals in his last ten appearances across all competitions.
Rafa player to watch
Rafa looking to score against Vizela – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Rafa

No Benfica player has outperformed Rafa this season. The 30-year-old striker has chipped in with nine league goals and nine assists, making him Benfica's main scorer and creator of goals.

Rafa leading the way on goals and assists

Rafa is enjoying his best season in a Benfica shirt since the 2018/19 campaign in which he scored 17 league goals, since then his best tally has been eight goals in the last two seasons. We're backing Rafa to play his part in a Benfica win this weekend which means he will likely add to his goals and/or his assists tally.


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