Portimonense will welcome SL Benfica to Estadio Municipal de Portimao on round 26 of the 2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga. Portimonense is 17th place on the table with 16 points from 24 played matches. They are without a win in the last 13 matches in the league and cup. Benfica is second on the table with 59 points.
The Eagles are the defending champions of the league, and they are at the top of the table this season also. They have likewise scored the most number of goals, and have conceded the least. In the meantime, Paulo Sergio’s men are placed bottom-most in the table and have scored a minimal number of goals of the considerable number of teams.
Portimonense vs Benfica Team News
Portimonense was in the horrendous form before the season was delayed and they haven’t won any of their last 9 games in the Primeira Liga. In their first match back, Portimonense was confronting Gil Vincente FC at home and has had a strong game with 51% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 79% of the right passes. Portimonense has dominated this match 1-0 and has won three valuable points in the race to get outside the relegation zone.
Portimonense is in 17th spot in the standings with 19 points, just 17 scored goals and 34 yielded goals. Portimonense is large 6 points from the safe zone, yet there are still enough games left for them to attempt to get outside the relegation zone. Dener is the leading goal scorer for Portimonense with 4 goals, while Boa Morte and Jadson included 3 goals each. Boa Morte additionally included 4 assists.
Portimonense is one of the weakest teams in Primeira Liga, and nobody was anticipating that they should be anyplace else however in the relegation zone. Defensively, Portimonense isn’t terrible, however, the absence of the offense is their most serious issue, and without that, Portimonense has an extremely hard assignment to remain in the Primeira Liga.
Portimonense pulled off a remarkable outcome in their first match back after the break as they beat Gil Vicente 1-0 to get their first triumph in the wake of going 13 matches without a success in all competitions to give them some expectation in their battle against the drop.
That success moves them six points behind the teams above them yet they will be desperate to follow that up now and they won’t be dismayed by the visit of this Benfica side who are stuttering themselves.
They can welcome back Pedro Sa and Bruno Costa following suspension so the duo will add to coach Paulo Sergio’s options for this match even though the manager will without a doubt be enticed to name something near an unchanged side after that success even though the previous is a key man and should locate a beginning spot.
Portimonense registered a vital success in their last game, beating Gil Vicente for their first win in 13 league matches. Regardless of that, they stay six points below the safety zone and this game against Benfica ends up being another crucial game.
In their last 13 league matches, Portimonense have not scored more than one goal in a game and they just have three clean sheets in 15 matches. They have been powerless in both attack and defense, which has left them with only three successes from 25 matches, a minimal number of wins in the whole league. They are likewise the side with the least goals scored (17) and will have a daunting assignment against the league leaders, who hit the 4-0 in the first leg.
Two of their three successes in the season have come at home; maybe this would give Portimonense some catalyst. However, looked the background of two home successes in 12 matches, it doesn’t paint an awesome picture. The way that they have failed to score in three of their last five home league matches additionally leaves them as underdogs in front of this game. In nine matches across all competitions, Portimonense have overseen only one win over Benfica.
Benfica has taken over the top of the Primeira Liga, yet scarcely. Benfica now has 4 straight draws, and deciding by their latest match, Benfica isn’t playing in a decent form, particularly in the attacking end. Benfica and Porto are tied at the top with 60 points, yet Benfica has a better goal differential and that is the reason they are in the first place.
In general, Benfica is the best team in the Primeira Liga with 52 scored goals, and just 14 yielded goals. In their latest match in the Primeira Liga against Tondela, Benfica has had 64% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 14 corner kicks, and 86% of the right passes. This was a decent game for Benfica, they have made a lot of possibilities, they were defending admirably, yet Benfica couldn’t score a goal and this match has finished in a 0-0 draw.
Carlos Vinicius has score 15 goals and is Benfica’s top goal scorer, while Pizzi included 14 goals. Benfica isn’t in a decent form, yet them taking over the first spot will unquestionably positively affect players and will help Benfica to escape this drought. Benfica is a superior team than Porto, and they have more offensive ability, and thus, Benfica winning the title this season.
Benfica could just deal with a draw at home to Tondela the last break which was their fourth sequential draw in all competitions and despite that moving them back to the top of the league, the team bus was stoned after the game and the places of a few players were vandalized.
Despite Julian Weigl and Andrija Zivkovic supposedly being harmed in the bus attack both are relied upon to be fit to highlight here with the only question mark over youthful full-back David Tavares who might not be required to have an impact at any rate.
In the wake of failing to break Tondela, supervisor Bruno Lage might be enticed to move Taarabt once more into central midfield to the expense of Weigl, and bring either Seferovic or Dyego Sousa to partner Carlos Vinicius up top.
Benfica are detesting the best of times. They are joint top with FC Porto after their 0-0 draw with Tondela, this vigorously helped with Porto’s loss to Famalicao. From the opening matches after the league’s restart, just one of the top seven teams dealt with a success – Famalicao.
The draw with Tondela denoted a fourth consecutive winless game for Benfica across all competitions however they are unbeaten in the last five matches. It was likewise the first clean sheet for them in four matches.
Two clean sheets in their last seven league matches mean a worry in the Benfica defence and the way that they have only one win in their last six matches should stress them much more. Notwithstanding, this concern is for the most part because of the nearby competition with FC Porto, and not Portimonense who they have beaten in six of their nine meetings.
Benfica have the best defence and attack in the league and the joint least losses. They have overseen 19 successes in 25 matches and 10 of these have left away from home. They have scored in every one of their away matches this season and in eight of them, they have scored at least two goals.
Portimonense vs Benfica Head-to-Head (h2h)
The reverse fixture of the up and coming experience had finished in a 4-0 win for the Eagles. Six of the first seven successes had gone to the reigning champions.
The champions scored an aggregate of nine goals from the previous two fixtures. Dismissing a single meeting, the visitors have a 100% winning record at this venue. Two of the last four conflicts at this ground saw the host team failing to score goals.
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Start Time: 19:15 BST/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão
Portimonense vs Benfica Prediction
A lot of weight on both of these teams at various ends of the table yet it is Portimonense who come into the game with a better state of mind after they won last time. Benfica have moved back to the top of the table yet keep on a stutter. Their attacking play particularly is the issue and Bruno Lage will make a few changes by attempt sparkle life into the attack.
Simultaneously, continuity might be required to raise the players back to an acceptable level yet one thing is without a doubt they will be exceptionally energetic. They must be supported to beat this poor Portimonense side and ought to manage it regardless of whether it enjoys some an ideal opportunity to break them down.
Portimonense is a weak team and they have won just 1 of their 9 games against Benfica. Benfica, at last, gets every one of the three points in this match will assist them with staying in front of Porto in the Primeira Liga.
Benfica are clear top picks setting off to this game. They will be under pressure to gather the three points after ceding a lot of ground in the last barely any league matches. With Porto additionally going after the title, they realize this is not a game they can drop points in. They have the correct form and have been predominant over Portimonense, which should give them the stimulus.
Benfica have scored in every one of their 12 away matches, at least twice in eight of them, and will like to take advantage of Portimonense’s poor scoring and attack forms. Portimonense haven’t scored in five of their last 10 league matches, and three of their last five home games in the league. Placing that against Benfica’s scoring form, we are going for a 2-0 win for Benfica.
The Eagles are at the top of the table and have amazing details to be meriting that spot. They have scored the most number of goals in the competition, 52, and have yielded a minimal number of goals also. To cite a detail, the champions have conceded an aggregate of only 14 goals from their 25 match-ups.
They are additionally the reigning champions of the league and have been one of the best teams in the nation for quite a long time. Then again, Sergio’s men are placed second to toward the end in the table and have scored a minimal number of goals of all the 18 squads.
Going on, the last time these two squads locked horns, the Eagles recorded a 4-0 triumph, and the time before that they had registered a 5-1 win. Besides, they had scored a total of 18 goals from the previous seven h2h experiences, and throughout the years they have a 100% winning record in such games notwithstanding a single match-up at this venue.