Pacos de Ferreira vs Benfica Prediction, Preview, Lineups & Betting Tips
Pacos de Ferreira have only lost three of 11 home matches in the league this season.
Benfica, on the other hand, have won their last three matches by more than one goal and have put together a very solid run of form since Rui Vitória changed formation. They haven’t had it easy away from Lisbon though, conceding in their last 3 matches (3-1 vs Braga, 1-1 vs Belenenses, 3-1 vs Portimonense) and fighting until the very end in order to get positive results.
Quick Stats and Facts:
– Benfica were winners in 24 of their last 27 games against Pacos de Ferreira in all competitions. Pacos de Ferreira have won one game only in that period.
– Benfica are unbeaten in their last 17 Primeira Liga matches since losing to Boavista in mid-September (13 wins, 4 draws).
– Pacos de Ferreira have lost their last 3 Primeira Liga games.
– Pacos de Ferreira are with one point over the relegation zone.
– Benfica are 5 points behind current leaders and major rivals Porto.
– Benfica have scored at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 Primeira Liga matches.
– Pacos de Ferreira have failed to score in their last two games.
– Benfica have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 meetings with Pacos de Ferreira in all competitions.
– Benfica have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches against Pacos de Ferreira in all competitions. However, three of the games were won by “The Eagles” and they all were in Lisbon, while the only draw in that period (0-0) took place in Pacos de Ferreira last season (March 2017).
– Pacos de Ferreira have won 16 out of 21 points in overall at home.
– Benfica is the second best away side in the league – 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat in 12 visits (25 points won).
Find out the possible starting lineups of Pacos de Ferreira and Benfica, as well as our betting prediction with the highest betting odds available on the selected market.
Possible Lineups of Pacos de Ferreira and Benfica
Venue: “Estádio da Capital do Móvel”, Paços de Ferreira.
Referee: Fabio Veríssimo.
FC Paços de Ferreira: Rafael Defendi – Bruno Santos, Miguel Vieira, Ricardo, Hector Quiñones – Gian Martins, Rafael Assis – Pedrinho, Ruben Micael, António Xavier – Bruno Moreira. (4-2-3-1)
Missing players: Marco Baixinho and João Góis are both suspended.
SL Benfica: Bruno Varela – André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Jardel, Alejandro Grimaldo – Ljubomir Fejsa – Rafa Silva, Andrija Zivkovic, Pizzi, Franco Cervi – Jonas. (4-1-4-1)
Missing players: Filip Krovinovic and Eduardo Salvio are both injured.