Benfica vs Porto live stream: predictions, tips, odds & team news
Two of Portugal’s biggest teams meet for the first time in the Primeira Liga this season as Benfica host Porto on Friday at 8:15pm (UK time).
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The first big clash of the 2023/24 Primeira Liga season sees defending champions Benfica take on runners-up Porto, both looking to maintain their good starts to the new campaign. Porto are one of two teams still unbeaten in the Primeira Liga after six games, level on points with early leaders Sporting CP, but behind on goal difference. The Dragons opened the campaign with a trio of 2-1 wins, beating Moreirense, Farense and Rio Ave, but the perfect start came to an end with a 1-1 draw against Arouca. They have bounced back though, beating Estrela and Gil Vicente.
Benfica, meanwhile, got their title defence off to the worst possible start, losing Boavista on the opening weekend. However, they returned in emphatic fashion. Benfica are currently on the longest winning run in the Primeira Liga with five in a row, starting with a 2-0 win over Estrela. They have since beaten Gil Vicente, Vitoria, Vizela and Portimonense to sit just one point behind the top two.
Benfica vs Porto predictions
Benfica vs Porto: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||3/4 with Midnite|
|Correct Score||Benfica 1-2 Porto||11/1 with Betfair|
|First Goalscorer||Angel Di Maria||8/1 with Bet365|
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The stats behind our Benfica vs Porto predictions:
- The away side has won the past three league games between these two sides.
- All five of Porto’s league wins this season have been by one goal.
- Porto have kept just one clean sheet across all competitions this season.
- Benfica have only failed to score in one of their eight games this season.
- Angel Di Maria has scored in his past three league games.
Benfica vs Porto match tip
Rafa has been the main man for Benfica this season, directly involved in seven of their 16 league goals so far. The Portuguese midfielder has scored three goals but crucially leads the Primeira Liga on four assists, one ahead of team-mate David Neres. Rafa has also created more chances than any other player in the Primeira Liga at 17, and the most Big Chances (five).
Benfica vs Porto Bet-Builder tip
Porto’s league games this season have all been close affairs, with the Dragons either drawing (once) or winning by a one-goal margin (five times). Of those five wins, four have finished 2-1 to Porto, the highest-scoring matches for the Dragons this season. The other was a 1-0 win for Porto, the only time they have kept a clean sheet across all competitions.
Benfica vs Porto team news
Benfica team news
|–||–||Angel Di Maria|
Angel Di Maria missed Benfica’s win over Portimonense last weekend due to a knock, so they’ll be hoping he is available to start. But he is the only worry right now.
Porto team news
|–||Ivan Marcano, Zaidu, Gabriel Veron, Evanilson||Pepe|
Pepe has had an injury-hit season so far and is a doubt for this game, with no news of the extent of his latest problem. Also on the sidelines for the visitors are Ivan Marcano, Zaidu, Gabriel Veron and Evanilson.
Benfica vs Porto head-to-head record
- 9 August 2023 – Benfica 2-0 Porto – Portuguese Super Cup
- 7 April 2023 – Benfica 1-2 Porto – Primeira Liga
- 21 October 2022 – Porto 0-1 Benfica – Primeira Liga
- 7 May 2022 – Benfica 0-1 Porto – Primeira Liga
- 30 December 2021 – Porto 3-1 Benfica – Primeira Liga
This isn’t the first meeting between these two sides this season, with Benfica beating Porto 2-0 in the Portuguese Super Cup to open the campaign. It means they have won two of the last three games between things sides having gone nine without victory before.
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