FC Porto – Benfica – On Friday evening is the program and the largest Portuguese derby, with this home match of the 13th round of the NOS Porto home Porto to be welcomed as the leader on the table and with three points more than the third Benfica. And among them there is still the third big Portuguese, Sporting, who has only two points less than Porta, which certainly implies a very uncertain fight for the title until the very end of the championship. Let’s say that last season both the Porta and Benfica finals ended with a score of 1: 1.
However, at the end of the team Porta had to look back at their big rival from Lisbon, so this season their only goal was to end this four-year rule of Benfica in the Portuguese league. For the time being, everything is all going well, since after 12 wagers they keep the first place on the table, while the victory in this great derby of the current champions has already escaped six points of difference.
However, in the fight for itself there is also the team of Sporting, which has only two points less than Porta, after the championship leader last weekend only played 1: 1 at Avesa. Before that, Conceicao’s coaches were selected with the same result as their visiting Champions League match against Besiktas, so they are now ready to pass any victory in the last lap when Monaco is already eliminated. Let’s just add that the only suspended Corona striker is not competing for Benfica.
Unlike its biggest rivals, Benfica’s footballers have long been hoping for the chance to catch the eighth finals of the Champions League, so it’s no surprise that they were recently defeated with 2: 0 and visiting CSKA Moscow. Namely, the current Portuguese champions have experienced the same fate in the previous four laps, which means that they no longer have any chance at least as a third choice in the European league, as they have nine points less than Basel and CSKA on the eve of the last car.
But after the fifth consecutive defeat in the Champions League, Rui Vitorie’s coaches have come up with a convincing home win of even 6: 0 over Setubal, so they are now in a much better mood for the Megdan leader Port. However, because of these three points behind, it would not be a good thing for them to lose at Dragao Stadium and therefore in this great derby and we expect something more careful approach to Benfica, which would otherwise be deprived of the service of only two injured players Julia goalkeeper Cesar and Doppler Dias.
OUR TIP: Under 2,5 goals @ 1.76