Porto – Benfica: prediction for the Portuguese Cup match
The situation is as follows: 1/8 finals of the Portuguese Cup (the most prestigious Cup) and the game on Dragau. There are no significant losses in the squads except to both disqualified coaches. On December 30, there will be a face-to-face match on the same field in the Portuguese Primeira.
Find out more free football predictions as we always choose the most exciting matches for your attention. Benfica’s coach Jesus is looking to return to Flamengo, where he worked until returning to Benfica. After a comeback to Portugal, Jorge Jesus did not win any trophies. Sporting progressed at the wrong time. During this time, he managed to lose in the Cup final to Braga (2-0) and to Porto in the Super Cup match (2-0). There were no away victories against strong opponents during this time.
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For instance, they visited Dragau once after Jesus returned and played 1-1 in the league match. By the way, Benfica also came to Sporting only once and lost 1-0 in the Portuguese Primeira. From away tough matches this season, we can recall 0-0 against Dynamo Kyiv and Barcelona in the Champions League, and 0-0 score in Eighthoven against PSV (in the qualifications to UCL). They cannot even beat Braga outside Lisbon.
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In general, we think that Porto is now in a better position on the eve of the sparring against the sworn rival. The main thing is both matches at Dragau. Porto is in the lead in the championship, sharing the first line with Sporting, and the lead over Benfica is 4 points. So, that upcoming meeting in the championship for Benfica will be “for 6 points” – they can get close or fly off decently. There is a reason to assume that most of the resources will be directed specifically to the meeting in the Primeira, which will take place on December 30.
But even if not, Porto is much more successful against top rivals. Especially at their own stadium. So, here we expect that Porto will not lose and the total under 3.50, for a coefficient of 1.87. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.