We offer a forecast version for the Benfica – Belenenses duel, which will take place on October 26. Lisbon won five matches in a row, will the streak continue?
“Benfica” in this draw flew out of the Champions League with a score of 1: 2 from PAOK. On Thursday, the club dealt with the Polish Lech (4: 2) with a comfortable score. In the last round, the Lisbonians smashed the Rio Ave (3: 0) dry. This allowed us to take an intermediate first line and break away from the closest competitor.
In the infirmary are now defenders Andre Almeida and Jean-Clair Todibo, as well as Greek midfielder Andreas Samaris.
Belenenses have never been part of the elite of Portuguese football, and now they are in the middle of the standings. The club won its only victory at Guimaraes (1: 0). To be fair, he also had only one defeat – 1: 2 from the daring Famalikan. Two more confrontations ended peacefully – 0: 0 each against Nacional and Moreirensi.
The participation of the defender Eduardo de Souza in the meeting is questionable . Also, the Spaniard of the defensive plan Francisco Varela will not take part .
Benfica have won eight of their previous nine games.
Benfica have not lost at home in face-to-face meetings this century.
Belenenses have won one of their last six away games.
08/25/20 Benfica Belenenses 4: 0
31.01.20 Benfica Belenenses 3: 2
08/17/19 Belenenses Benfica 0: 2
11.03.19 Benfica Belenenses 2: 2
10/27/18 Belenenses Benfica 20
In our opinion, the forecasts in favor of the owners’ success are quite optimistic, but taking a big head start is risky. The Lisbon players are playing very well this season, with a balance between defense and attack. We think that at home they will not stumble in confrontation with not the most formidable enemy. Of course, the guests perform well this season, but there is a real abyss between the teams in performing skills.
Our forecast is the Asian handicap (-2) against Benfica for 1.65 in BC Fonbet.