FC Porto vs Benfica predictions for Saturday’s match in the Primeira Liga. The top two in the Primeira Liga go head to head this weekend and it’s Porto that really need the win as they already sit 7pts behind their arch-rivals. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Reason For FC Porto vs Benfica Predictions
Benfica won their last trip to Porto back in March 2-1.
There hasn’t been a single draw in any of the last 5 meetings between these two clubs.
Porto have won 8 and lost 1 at home in the Primeira Liga.
Benfica have won all of their 9 away games in the league.
Porto are strong at home and Benfica are yet to lose on the road
Porto won 4-0 away at Vitoria Setubal last weekend while Benfica secured a 3-2 victory at home to Belenenses, meaning the gap between the two clubs remains at 7pts heading into Saturday’s clash. Benfica head into this weekends’ game as the form favourites with six wins from their last six matches but Porto aren’t too far behind on four wins and two draws from their last six outings.
This game feels like it could go either way as both teams are playing well right now and the hosts are strong at home and the visitors have a 100% record on the road, which is why we have backed a double chance bet which covers both the home and the away win this Saturday. Four of the last six encounters between these two clubs have either seen just one or neither club score and we have backed a 1-0 win for Benfica this weekend.
Porto have only lost once at home this season, winning the other eight matches, while Benfica are yet to drop a single point away from home, so you can see why we have backed a home or an away win for Saturday’s clash. Porto average 2.67 points per home game while Benfica average 3.00 points per away game, with the hosts winning 89% of their home matches and Benfica winning 100% of their away games.
The hosts need the win but Benfica have a 100% record away from home
Porto only concede an average of 0.33 goals per home game and Benfica also concede an average of 0.33 goals per away game, which is why we have backed a narrow final scoreline of 1-0 this weekend. Both teams have scored in just 22% of Porto’s home games as well as in 33% of Benfica’s away games, adding further weight to our prediction of just one team scoring on Saturday.
The hosts have only conceded 3-goals at home as have the visitors on the road, with Porto keeping clean sheets in 78% of their home matches and Benfica stopping their opponents from scoring in 67% of their away games. Porto haven’t failed to score at home this season and Benfica haven’t failed to score on the road, but we feel something will give on Saturday and given their performance in the league so far and their form heading into Saturday’s clash, we have backed Benfica to win 1-0.
We’re confident that a double chance bet on either a Porto or Benfica win is the best way to go this weekend as neither team have played out a single draw this season or in any of their last five matches against one another. In terms of a final score, we have backed a narrow 1-0 win for Benfica as they edge the form guide and are still yet to drop any points on the road, but this game could simply go either way.