Feirense vs Benfica – Liga NOS : Feirense is in the last place above the relegation zone (16th) with 23 points
1 point above Moreirense (17th) and 2 points above Estoril (18th).
They were coming off a very negative streak of 5 consecutive losses, that was stopped against Marítimo. However, on the last round, they returned to poor results when they were defeated by Rio Ave in Vila do Conde.
On the 26 matches already played in the league, they’ve only gotten 7 wins, still having 2 draws and 17 losses, and they’ve conceded a total of 36 goals, while only scoring 23.
On the matches played at home, they’ve gotten 5 of the 7 victories they currently have, as well as 1 draw and 7 losses. Although that is not a very good record, we can see a slight improvement when they play at home.
Since they returned to Liga NOS, this will be the 4th time they will face Benfica, having lost in all of the other 3, although losing 4-0 the first time and then by a minimum margin in the next 2 meetings.
From now on, every point is important for this team and so Feirense will do everything they can to close the path to goal for Benfica.
Benfica has benefited from FC Porto’s loss on the last round and they are once again very close to their big objective, which is revalidating their title, and if the team was already proving to be motivated,
they are now even more since they’ve realized they can still reach 1st place, depending only on themselves.
Tomorrow they face a Feirense that is desperate for points and so it should be a very easy opponent to overcome for them.
Rui Vitória is still without being able to count with Salvio and Krovinovic, but he was able to recover 2 excellent players that are already showing their quality on this final stretch in Zivkovic and Rafa, that is finally starting to justify the value that they paid for him. Pizzi is also returning after his suspension and so the only change on the starting line-up should be Pizzi coming in for João Carvalho.
Rúben Dias had his chance and took it in the best possible way, and he is seeing his work recognized with an international call-up and Bruno Varela can break his own record of most minutes without conceding a goal.
On this match, similarly to their previous one against Aves, Benfica will have to fight against their own pressure and against a team that desperately needs some points, and therefore it will be a more assertive match on the defensive point of view, looking not to make many mistakes.
Feirense vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In this match Benfica are favourites and have the obligation to win, not undervaluing the opponent that also has its weapons, and a great need for points.
Feirense will try to play tighter while Benfica will try to avoid making mistakes.
|Under 3.5 goals||