Benfica-FC Porto Soccer Prediction 15 April 2018

Benfica-FC Porto Soccer Prediction

We arrived at one of the high moments of Liga NOS, that game that many expect almost an entire season. For many fans it is even the classic of the classics, and an eternal rivalry spiced and divided by the north and south. But beyond all this, the first place in the NOS League is under discussion. It is simple, whoever wins this game is in the first place after this 30th round. Only one point separates eagles and dragons in a championship that promises to be decided in detail. For Benfica, the draw allows him to continue ahead, but it can be fatal, as Alvalade has yet to move. For FC Porto, this is the game that can mark the fact that it depends only on itself to win the championship. A defeat leaves the dragons dependent on the results of Benfica, to reach the title. The Stadium of Light will be, as usual, hell, which in many games incorporates the 12th player, pushing Benfica for so many victories. Both teams arrive at this classic not playing to their best level. FC Porto slipped in the last two trips. Already Benfica sweated a lot to win in Setúbal, in the last day, reaching the triumph over the 90 minute. A game of triple, full of emotion, and that can be decisive in the accounts of the title.

Benfica leads the Liga NOS with 74 points, 1 more than the Porto that follows in the 2nd position.

But who gets better? Benfica have better results in the last 5 games, counting only victories. FC Porto won 3 and lost 2.

In the Estádio da Luz, the Reds only lost 2 points, in the tie (1-1) with Sporting. There are 13 wins and 1 draw. He scored 44 goals and only conceded 5. Numbers saying everything about Benfica’s strength in the eagle’s nest!

FC Porto faltered in the last two trips. Lost (1-0) in Paços de Ferreira and the last move (2-0) in Restelo. In addition, 3 more draws, and 9 wins.

Great expectation around the best scorer of the race. Jonas did not play the last game and it’s still not certain he can play the classic. The Brazilian has 33 goals, almost as many as the pair of FC Porto’s top scorers. Marega is 20 and Aboubakar 15.

In the last 5 matches, in the light, for the league, FC Porto only won 1, with 2 wins for Benfica and 2 draws.

Prediction Benfica-FC Porto

In a classic like these there are no favorites. It sounds like a cliché, but statistics and history prove it! It’s the so-called triple game. However, the technical capacity of both teams, and with 3 top scorers like Jonas, Aboubakar, Marega (if he is fit) or Tiquinho Soares, promise goals. The draw is not enough for FC Porto, but even for Benfica it may be short, given the probability of losing points, later in Alvalade. That’s why the goal line looks like the most valuable bet for this game. More than 2 goals, Asian handicap.

Prediction Today: Draw at half-time
Odds: 2.04