Prediction for Benfica – Ferreira
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.45
Benfica and Paços de Ferreira meet in Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica (da Luz), in a match for the 7th day of the First League. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 6 wins and 1 draw in the last 7 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 29-12-2016, in a match for the League Cup that ended the victory of Benfica by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by F. Cervi (39 ‘). In this match the home factor can be decisive, since Benfica presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in 4th place with 13 points won. In his last game, he lost with Boavista away by (2-1), after in the previous game to have won by (2-1) at home, in a match against Portimonense. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the Glass of the league, tied with Sporting Braga at home for (1-1). In their last 10 games at home, Benfica have 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 26 of their last 34 games have ended with over 2.5 goals. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period highlighted: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The current national champion is not going through a positive period of the season and at this moment he records three consecutive matches without proving the taste of the victory in several competitions. To remember that Benfica lost the last game for the championship, against Boavista. However, Benfica’s performance in the home is very positive, having won 3 wins in 3 games and scored an average of 3.33 goals per game, demonstrating enormous competition at the end. The player who stands out in the team led by Rui Vitória is striker Jonas, with 7 goals scored. Salvio, Lisandro Lopez and Svilar are in doubt for this game.
The visiting team is currently in 11th place, with 6 points conquered, after 1 win, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate game, tied outside the Tondela by (2-2). In the last game, won at home against Vitória Setúbal by (1-0). This is a team that has similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it registers 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 9 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a defeat outside with the Leixões by (1-0). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Paços de Ferreira won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 highlight period: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Paços de Ferreira arrives in this match after a 1-0 loss to the Leones in a game for the group stage of the League Cup. In the last match for the championship, the visitors won to the Vitória de Setúbal, by 1-0. The biggest problem for homemakers this season is in the offensive sector, both outside and at home: the team scored on average 1 goal per game. The hope of Paços de Ferreira is in the offensive midfielder Pedrito, a player with great vision of play and technical quality. Everything indicates that the coach Vasco Seabra does not have Felipe Ferreira and Rabiola, both injured.
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