Portimonense vs Benfica – Liga NOS: After last week’s results, Benfica has reached Sporting on the Liga NOS’ league table and has taken over the 2nd place.
This season, the difference between finishing in 2nd or 3rd place can be huge, considering the access to the Champions League’s millions.
Therefore, on a reality where the teams are more and more dependent on that European showroom, not only to expose their best players but also as a source of income for their operations.
The importance of that 2nd place will be felt by Benfica’s players on this match they will play in Algarve.
Portimonense saw Paulinho and Lumor leave, but they don’t seem to be missing them, since they have battered Rio Ave and Marítimo on the last 2 rounds.
Those results have increased the chances of this club that, even despite losing one of their more influent players, the Brazilian midfielder, signed several alternatives that might have even strengthened the roster.
Sign of the times, on a transfer market that ends up messing a lot with the value of the teams in Liga NOS.
Benfica was one of the most passive teams on this transfer window, taking advantage, especially, to take some dead weight out of their roster, decreasing their payroll but not signing any new players.
The Eagles are focusing on, essentially, trying to purify their roster, that had a lot of options,
although they need time and confidence to improve and find its space, something that, it was visible, didn’t conjugate well with the situation of high demand during the first half of the season.
Portimonense vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Now, in a situation of more and more confidence, Benfica is threatening to be a team aiming for the title.
Against a Portimonense who is very strong on the attack, we’ll surely be upon a match with a lot of motives of interest.
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