Paços de Ferreira vs Benfica – Liga NOS: At the Mata Real, Benfica will try to put some pressure over FC Porto once again
Who are now leading the Liga NOS with a 5-points advantage.
That difference proved to be, in other occasions, decisive when achieved still in February, because it puts pressure over their pursuers, namely the Eagles, of winning all the matches that can mean an approximation on the league table.
Despite having lost Krovinovic and Salvio to injuries, and even having Jonas not on his best moment of form on the past week, Benfica is on a period with a lot of momentum, with a series of routs obtained in the last couple of weeks.
Scoring during the first 20 minutes of the match has been important (Chaves, Portimonense, Boavista were victims of that), but also against Rio Ave, against whom they’ve made a poor first half, where they were able to turn things around and batter them as well.
The expectation points towards a Benfica looking to score early, as a way not to allow whims upon their side.
With Jonas already fully recovered, Rafa Silva, Zivkovic and Franco Cervi appearing with decision ability on the final third, Benfica is a very tough team to stop.
Paços de Ferreira vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Besides that, Paços de Ferreira is living a complicated period. On their 3rd managerial change, João Henriques managed to get 2 consecutive wins, but now he is on a streak of 3 losses, against Vitória de Guimarães, Tondela and Vitória de Setúbal.
That streak of results has put the team very close to the relegation zone, which increases the responsibility for them in this match, where Paços is clearly the weaker side.
This situation is not favourable at all for João Henriques’ men, who will try to look for a strategy to stop a Benfica that, at this stage, seems to be unstoppable.
|Over 2.5 Goals||