A three-game unbeaten run, which has seen Benfica win on two occasions, leaves Nelson Veríssimo’s men sitting in third and 12 points below Porto who lead the championship with 11 matches remaining this season. Last time out the Eagles snatched a draw from the jaws of victory on the road at Boavista; after going 0-2 up they would concede twice in the final 16 minutes. At home, they come into this weekend’s round of fixtures having won just three of their last matches at Estádio da Luz.
As for Vitoria Guimaraes they’ll be looking to end a two-game losing streak when they visit the Portuguese capital. The ones from Guimarães suffered a 1-3 home loss to Arouca last time out. Consequently, they find themselves in sixth place on 30 points after 23 matches played. On the road Pêpa’s side have been struggling of late. Across their previous five Primeira Liga away games they’ve suffered four losses while claiming a 1-1 draw at Portimonense.
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Benfica vs Vitoria: Match Stats
Benfica come into this weekend’s game having won nine of their previous 15 matches. Across this aforementioned run of fixtures they’ve failed to score once (0-1 loss Portimonense on matchday eight). In their last 55 meetings against Vitoria they’ve won on 40 occasions. As for Vitoria they’ve only succeeded in two of their last 15 away trips. During this period Vitoria suffered seven losses with two of those being their most recent road games. Vitoria have only defeated Benfica on seven occasions and in their most recent meeting they played out an entertaining six-goal thriller which saw Vitoria come from 3-1 down to secure a 3-3 draw on home soil.