Benfica enters the field on Monday, March 11, to complete the schedule of the twenty-fifth round of the Portuguese Championship in its 2018/2019 version and defend the leadership achieved the previous day. At the Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, he will receive the Belenenses in a game that kicks off at 5:15 p.m. (Brasília time).After the duel, there will be nine days left to close the First League, which has 18 participants and sends the last three to the Second Division. International tournament spots through the tournament are four. Only the champion goes straight to the Champions League. The vice also has a chance to play in the Champions League, but he has to go through the qualifiers. Similarly the third and fourth placed have places in the Europa League.
After a long chase at Porto, Benfica were able to overcome the rival in the direct confrontation last Saturday, March 2, in the opponent’s field. After leaving at a disadvantage on the scoreboard, the capital team turned the game and won 2-1 to reach 59 points (19 wins, two draws and three losses). He opened ahead of two points in the comparison with the vice-leader.For the duel of this Monday, however, there is the possibility that it enters the field in the second position. That’s because the departure of Porto for the 25th round was scheduled for Sunday, March 10. He was going to face the practically demoted Feirense.However, in practice, the calendar has little effect on the plans drawn. In that final stretch, there is no room for slips, especially when the game is indoors. Benfica is the fourth best captain of the Primera Liga. Of the 33 points he played at the Luz stadium, he won 28 (nine wins, one draw and one loss). They were two less than the Port in their dominions. The rival, however, has played 12 games at the Dragon Stadium.On Thursday, March 7, Benfica had its unbeaten run of nine games (eight wins and a draw) interrupted by Dynamo Zagreb. In the first leg of the Europa League eighth-finals, the Croatian team asserted the field goal and scored 1-0. Now, the Portuguese are still trying to reverse the situation next Thursday, March 14th.Although this delicate situation in the international tournament can make us think about sparing players in the match on Monday, the fierce fight with Porto should even make coach Bruno Lage put the best on the field. Even because, you have to face limitations imposed by injury. The defenders are German Conti (four matches in the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship, no goal) and Jardel (18 matches, two goals); the midfielder Ljubomir Fejsa (17 matches, no goal); and strikers Eduardo Salvio (11 games, one goal) and Haris Serefovic (21 games, 15 goals).
The Belenenses was responsible for overthrowing, for two days, the home invincibility of Braga. He scored 2-0. Shortly thereafter, he beat Feirense 4-0 to reach 36 points (nine wins, nine draws and six losses). It occupies the seventh position in the table of classification of the Portuguese Championship.As a visitor, performance is better. In that ranking, it figures like fifth better of the First League. Of the 36 points he played in column two, he won 18 (four wins, six draws and two losses) having scored 12 goals and conceded 11.The only medical problem for the duel with Benfica this Monday is for the attacker Henrique Caixeta (15 games in the 2018/2019 version of the Portuguese Championship, five goals).
History of the bouts between Benfica vs Belenenses
When they scored 2-0 at Benfica in the first round of the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship, Belenenses interrupted a sequence of 16 matches (13 losses and three draws) in which they could not beat the rival.
Football Prediction of the Day Benfica vs Belenenses
With many injuries in the squad, Benfica are not able to change many players compared to the team that faced Dynamo Zagreb on Thursday for the Europa League. This can cause the team to show less intensity in the match. However, his great technical superiority in comparison with the Belenenses makes the prognosis in the victory of the owners of the house is the best option for the meeting that concludes the twenty-fifth round of the Portuguese Championship season 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Benfica wins