Boavista Porto vs Benfica Lisbon Soccer Betting Tips – Primeira Liga
A clear number for the Encarnados?
Betting Tips: 2/2
Both teams have played five games so far in the 2020/21 season. Their yield could hardly have been more different. While the Encarnados won all five games and thus clearly lead the table ahead of city rivals Sporting, Boavista Porto is the only team besides promoted Farense still without a win and after three draws and two defeats occupies the penultimate place.
After all, two extremes meet here. Boavista has already conceded twelve goals and is the worst defence in the NOS League. Benfica, on the other hand, has the best offensive on the one hand with 15 goals scored, but also has the best defence with only three goals conceded. Hard to imagine that the Encarnados stumble for the first time in this away game.
Accordingly, the only question is how at Boavista Porto against Benfica Lisbon the tip on the away win of the Encarnados can be played with a little more value. We consider the half-time final score bet to be the most productive and are betting that Jorge Jesus’ team will be in the lead at the break.
Boavista Porto – Statistics & current form
In 2001 Boavista Porto once achieved something that only five teams have ever managed in Portuguese football: leaving the three high-flyers Benfica, Sporting and FC Porto behind and winning the Portuguese championship. Since the league operations were restructured for the 1938/39 season, only two teams managed to do this: Boavista Porto and Belenenses Lisbon.
However, the axadrezados (in German: the piebalds) could not establish themselves really sustainably in top Portuguese football. Just last season, Boavista landed only ten wins from 34 league games on a sobering twelfth place in the final table with just six points ahead of a relegation place.
Most goals conceded in Primeira Liga
So it’s no wonder that there was some restructuring in the summer. With Vasco Seabra a new coach was brought in and a total of 18 professionals were parted on the transfer market in order to sign 21 new players.
Certainly, such a change takes time. At the moment, however, it seems as if several steps have been taken in the wrong direction. With the most goals conceded in the entire Primeira Liga, the Panteras (in English: the Panthers) are currently in the penultimate place in the current table.
Both home games were lost with 0: 6 goals
As the only team besides Farese, Boavista has so far remained completely without a win, with both home games being lost without scoring 0: 6 goals. Only in the three away games, there was a draw.
So it’s no wonder that in the run-up to the game between Boavista Porto and Benfica Lisbon, the bookmakers’ odds speak clearly against the home side.
Probable lineup of Boavista Porto:
Jardim – Hamache – Awaziem – Castro – Cannon – Show – Reisinho – Paulinho – Santos – Sauer – Elis
Last matches from Boavista Porto:
10/25 2020 Famalicao 2 – 2 Boavista
10/19 2020 Boavista 0 – 1 Vitoria de Guimaraes
10/02 2020 Moreirense 1 – 1 Boavista
09/26 2020 Boavista 0 – 5 FC Porto
09/19 2020 Nacional 3 – 3 Boavista
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & current form
There was also a change at Benfica Lisbon this summer. After all, the Encarnados, who only had to make do with the runner-up between 2014 and 2019 and were otherwise always champions, recently had to return national dominance to FC Porto.
In the 2019/20 season, today’s opponent’s city rival won the national double. Benfica only remained in second place in the league, which is why a lot of money was spent to change this fact.
The maximum point yield with the most goals and the fewest goals conceded
Coach Jorge Jesus was quickly brought from Brazil, where he recently won the national championship and the Copa Libertadores with Flamengo. In addition, around 100 million euros were taken for new staff. Among other things, Luca Waldschmidt from Freiburg came, who was almost perfect with four league goals and an assist.
In general, Benfica impresses with top scores. All five league games were won, which means that the table leads in connection with a small postage crisis is currently very clear. In addition, both the 15 goals and the only three goals conceded are each the measure of the league in the Primeira Liga.
Also the undisputed leader in the Europa League
Most recently, the Encarnados also got off to a good start in the Europa League. Two wins and 7-2 goals from two games give them the lead in Group D of the preliminary round.
Accordingly, there are practically no factors at all that would stand in the way of Boavista Porto against Benfica Lisbon’s tip on the next away win for the capital city. So the only question is how to push the low rate up without increasing the risk. The half-time final bet seems to meet these requirements.
The probable lineup of Benfica Lisbon:
Vlachodimos – Grimaldo – Vertonghen – Otamendi – Gilberto – Everton – Taarabt – Weigl – Silva – Seferovic – Waldschmidt
Last matches from Benfica Lisbon:
Europa League Grp. D
10/29 2020 Benfica 3 – 0 Standard Liege
10/26 2020 Benfica 2 – 0 Belenenses SAD
Europa League Grp. D
10/22 2020 Lech Posen 2 – 4 Benfica
10/18 2020 Rio Ave 0 – 3 Benfica
10/04 2020 Benfica 3 – 2 Farense
Boavista Porto vs Benfica Lisbon – Direct comparison / H2H balance
In the last 30 years alone, the two teams have faced each other 47 times, with the Encarnados clearly leading the way in the “head to head” comparison with 22 wins in the recent past. Most recently, Benfica won five league games in a row against Boavista with always two goals difference. Only one defeat among the last 15 clashes is recorded for the capital city.
Boavista Porto vs Benfica Lisbon Soccer Betting Tips
At Boavista Porto against Benfica Lisbon, we did not find any aspects in our prediction that would even suggest that the home side will win points in this unequal duel.
The only question is how the small odds available for betting on Jorge Jesus’ team’s away win can be increased a little.
Key facts – Boavista Porto vs Benfica Lisbon tips
- Benfica have only lost one of their last 15 league games against Boavista
- Boavista is still without a win and has lost all home games with 0: 6 goals
- Benfica have won all five league games with 15-3 goals
The half-time-full-time bet seems to be the most promising. With 15 league goals and only three goals conceded, the Encarnados have the best conditions both offensively and defensively to pull the plug at half-time on a weak home team.