FC Porto vs Benfica prediction on December 30, 2021. FC Porto has just defeated Benfica in the National Cup playground. This result will help them gain confidence when they meet again in the national championship.
FC Porto Overview
Although not really convincing when playing away, but at home, Porto always shows its strength and confidence. They have won all 10 matches played in the domestic league this season. The attack is effective and the defense is very solid. Besides, when meeting opponents of the “tough” type. Porto shows its bravery. Their goal is definitely 3 full points in the next round.
Benfica is in 3rd place with 4 points less than Porto. Although their performance is not bad, their ability to play away from home is not really good. In addition, both attack and defense were erratic, unable to maintain their necessary stability.
This is because there are matches that Benfica played extremely explosively and sublimated with jubilant victories. However, then they proved deadlocked and incompetent. Away from winning only the last 3/7 matches is enough to say this. With such a weak mentality, it is clear that the ability to make the “eagle” before Porto is very low. The last 5 times visiting the opponent’s field, they lost 4 matches.
Asian Handicap – FC Porto vs Benfica Prediction
Benfica’s bravery and ambition this season are being questioned greatly by fans. At Primeira Liga 3 rounds ago, Benfica was defeated with a score of 1-3 at home to Sporting Lisbon. Losing the two biggest opponents in just 20 days will certainly make Benfica’s spirit more or less affected. In fact, in the past 3 years, Benfica has always been “head and neck” by Porto.
11 confrontations between the two teams since 2018 have seen Benfica lose 7 matches and only 2 times defeat Porto. When the mentality is still haunted by the crushing defeat in the National Cup, experts are afraid that Benfica will hold a grudge against Porto again. Setting Porto to accept 0.5 full time will be the optimal solution.
FC Porto vs Benfica prediction: Choose FC Porto -0.5 FT
After 13 times welcoming guests in all competitions this season, Porto won 11 victories and lost only 2 matches. To be fair, we can sympathize with the two defeats of the Dragao team if we know that they have to host Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. In the opposite direction, Benfica’s away spirit this season is really poor.
It should be known that the 3-0 defeat to Porto in the National Cup was the 5th time Benfica did not win after the last 7 expeditions. In the top confrontations, the mental factor always plays an extremely important role. At the moment, if Porto is at the peak of excitement, Benfica is quite tense and somewhat lacking in confidence. Therefore, the advice for players is to put their faith in Porto.
Choose FC Porto (FT)
Over/Under Bet – FC Porto vs Benfica Prediction
With the fulcrum at home, Porto will not hesitate to use the familiar attacking style. On the opposite side, Benfica cannot play in moderation, as they are desperate to repay the debt borrowed in the National Cup as well as need to close the gap with Porto in the championship race in Primeira Liga.
Most likely, the two teams will give the audience an eye-catching and goal-filled doubles match. Benfica’s last 6/7 matches have no less than 3 goals/match. Porto’s last 5/7 matches are not less than 3 goals/match. When placing Over 2.5 full-time, players will have many chances to win the bet.
FC Porto vs Benfica prediction: Choose Over 2.5 FT
FC Porto: Marchesín, Vitinha, Luis Díaz, Fábio Cardoso, Mbemba, Zaidu, João Mário, Mateus Uribe, Otávio, Mehdi Taremi, Evanilson.
Benfica: Helton Leite, Julian Weigl, João Mário, Jan Vertonghen, Nicolás Otamendi, Alejandro Grimaldo, Gilberto, André Almeida, Adel Taarabt, Rafa Silva, Darwin Núñez.