Porto vs Benfica Preview, Tips and Odds

Porto will welcome Benfica on Saturday at Estadio do Dragao for a game of the 20th round in the Primeira Liga. The two most successful Portuguese teams are on the top 2 places in the standings, with the Eagles from Lisbon who are leading the title race enjoying a seven point gap to the Dragons.

Porto vs Benfica Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last  games home/away
Porto Win 8 W/ 6 D/ 6 L 4 W/ 4 D/ 2 L
Benfica Loss 6 W/ 6 D/ 8 L 2 W/ 2 D/ 4 L

Last game between the teams: 24.08.2019 Premier Liga: Benfica – Porto 0:2; Ze Luis 22’, Moussa Marega 86’
Last game at this venue: 02.03.2019 Premier Liga: Porto – Benfica 1:2; Adrian 19’; Joao Felix 26’, Rafa Silva 52’; Gabriel from the visiting team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 77’

Worth mentioning: Porto won the first league meeting for the current campaign with 2:0 at Estadio da Luz back in August 2019. Only one of the last nine H2H clashes was won by the teams playing at home. None of the teams managed to record back-to-back victories in any of those nine meetings. The home sides have been unable to score more than a goal in any of the last twelve encounters. Two of the last five fixtures featured over 2,5 goals, and only the same two also witnessed goals at both ends.

Porto vs Benfica Stats

As of 06.02 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Porto Draw 7 W/ 1 D/ 2 L 4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L
Benfica Win 9 W/ 1 D/ 0 L 4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L

Last game Porto: 04.02.2020 Taca de Portugal: Academico Viseu – Porto 1:1; Joao Mario 71’; Ze Luis 59’
Top performers Porto: Tiquinho Soares 7 goals 1 assist, Ze Luis 7 goals, Alex Telles 6 goals 5 assists.
Next game Porto: 12.02.2020 Taca de Portugal: Porto – Academico Viseu
Last game Benfica: 04.02.2020 Taca de Portugal: Benfica – Famalicao 3:2; Pizzi 53’(penalty), Rafa Silva 78’, Gabriel 90’; Pote 60’, Toni Martinez 73’
Top performers Benfica: Pizzi 12 goals 8 assists, Carlos Vinicius 12 goals 5 assists, Rafa Silva 5 goals 2 assists.
Next game Benfica: 11.02.2020 Taca de Portugal: Famalicao – Benfica

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Porto 22-12 8 8 1
Benfica 24-10 7 6 4

Worth mentioning: Porto ended in a 1:1 draw their visit to Academico Viseu on Tuesday. The team was on a run fourteen games without a defeat until 14th January, having drawn only one of those. Then began Porto’s struggles for consistency resulting in 3 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats in the following six outings. Three of their last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, and also three saw both involved teams to score.
Benfica did not lose any of their last seventeen matches across all competitions, and are currently on a run of seven victories. A sign for concern might be the fact that the Eagles conceded two goals in both of their last games, both being at home. Three of the team’s last five outings featured over 2,5 goals, and only the same three also witnessed goals at both ends, as they all ended in 3:2 score.

Porto vs Benfica News

Missing players Porto: Shoya Nakajima and Fabiano are injured. Danilo Pereira, Vincent Aboubakar and Pepe are under question.
Missing players Benfica: No reports of injuries or suspensions.

Porto vs Benfica Predictions

Over 2,5 goals – 2.07 @ bet365