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THE MATCH PREDICTION

Benfica - Porto

22.01 20:45

Both Teams to Score - yes
WIN 1.83

Two biggest Portuguese clubs will meet each other to play the semi-final game of the League Cup. Benfica host Porto at their Estadio da Luz. Will they score tonight?

Benfica have been promoted to the Portuguese League Cup's semifinals as the winner of the qualifying group A. There the Eagles competed against Aves, Ferreira and Rio Ave. Totally, they had two wins and one draw, their goal ratio is 5:2.

Bruno Lage’s guys played two games at their Estadio da Luz and won in every case. They beat Rio Ave 2:1 and Ferreira 2:0. Finally, they played with a draw against the outsider Aves on the road.

Last year all their matches ended with a draw. The prominent Portuguese club finished on the second place and left the tournament.

Benfica are the second team of the Portuguese Primeira. Their essential statistics look like this: thirteen wins, two draws and three losses, thirty-eight goals for and seventeen goals against. They began the New Year with a sensational defeat to Portimonense 0:2. Then they returned to the winning path. Their current successful line includes three games. They beat mentioned above Rio Ave at home, Santa Clara and Guimaraes both at away. Their forward Haris Seferovic has scored in all of these matches.

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Porto became the winner of the qualifying group C. The Dragons had the same statistics as Benfica. They began the tournament with a draw against Chaves 1:1, then they won two consecutive matches. They beat Varzim and Belenenses with the total score 6:3.

Last season Porto was the best in their quartet and got the promotion to the semi-finals. There this big Portuguese club has been eliminated by Sporting Lisbon. The Lions won after the penalty kicks. The normal time ended with a goalless draw.

The guests lead the Portuguese Primeira. They earned forty-six points after eighteen games and have a five-point gap over the nearest rival.

These sides met for the last time in frames of the Portuguese League Cup almost five years ago.

Usually the Portuguese El Clasico ended with under 2,5 in total. Tonight we expect to see a tough cup game where both sides will score. We predict both teams to score (yes) with a remarkable coefficient of 1.83

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.

«Benfica»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 3 LOSSES: 1

4 : 2
6 : 2
0 : 2
2 : 0
1 : 1

«Porto»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 4

2 : 1
1 : 2
0 : 1
3 : 1
0 : 0

Last meetings:

14.12.2014

Porto 0 : 2 Benfica

26.04.2015

Benfica 0 : 0 Porto

20.09.2015

Porto 1 : 0 Benfica

12.02.2016

Benfica 1 : 2 Porto

06.11.2016

Porto 1 : 1 Benfica

01.04.2017

Benfica 1 : 1 Porto

01.12.2017

Porto 0 : 0 Benfica

15.04.2018

Benfica 0 : 1 Porto

07.10.2018

Benfica 1 : 0 Porto