Benfica - Famalicao

Asian Handicap
Pick: Benfica -0.5 HT
Odds: 1.68
Stake: 1

Match date: 08/02/2021

Portugal - Primeira Liga, 18th Round

The host is in small result crises since they have failed to win any of their previous four games in the league. That's why Benfica has dropped to 4th position on the standings and is trailing currently 11 pts behind league leader, Sporting Lisbon. But nothing is over yet when it comes to the championship title race. After all we are just at half of the season. 

There isn't better chance for Benfica to get back on the winning track than this today's game when on Estadio da Luz they welcome Famalicao.

The guests are the team in the relegation zone and who has lost the last three straight and also six of last seven in the league. 

Furthermore, when these two have met each other for the first time earlier in the season, Benfica eaaily took the job done with 1:5 victory on the road and with 0:3 advantage already at halftime. 

About the recent Benfica bad run, there are few reasons for it. Firstly, they had problems with its squad. Secondly, the schedule wasn't exactly the easiest one. Benfica met with current leader Sporting and lost 1:0 after conceding in the injury time. Then Gimaraes (0:0) who is also team from the top of the standings. Plus, Benfica somehow always was opening games slow and that costed them of lost points at the end. This wasn't the case when they have recently played in the Cup competition. That was their only recent success, 3:0 home win over team of similar level like this today's opponent.  

That being said, I really think there won't be any surprise today. Benfica will open this game strong and might even solve everything till the halftime. 

Team news Benfica:

Nicolas Otamendi is already back to the squad for couple games and with him Benfica's defense is looking much better. Jardel is unavailable as well Andre Almeida. Other than that, the striker Luca Waldschmidt is questionable as well midfielder Rafa Silva. Even if these guys are out, that's still way less problems than Benfica had few weeks ago.

Team news Famalicao:

The road team has injured striker Leonardo Campana. The other unavailable is Jhonata Robert

who got the red card in previous round and home loss to Moreirense (0:2). By the way, game vs Moreirense was the first one for the new coach on the Famalicao bench after previous one has won only 3 points in six straight games in the league. But obviously nothing has changed much and in my opinion it won't today either. 

WIN Score: 2:0(2:0) Profit: +0.68
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