Benfica continues to be solid

S.L. Benfica continues to be solid

Benfica, who has been solid across all competitions will go against Boavista, who is currently struggling in the tournament. Benfica is coming from a win in the Champions League, bringing them closer to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Boavista on the other hand is hoping to finally score a win in this match, as they are currently winless in their last five games. Additionally, they are looking for their first win away from home since November. These two teams meet on February 21, 2023, at 5:15 AM (GMT+8), as Benfica play as hosts.

There are 101 meetings across all competitions these two teams has, where their first meeting was dated back in 1959. It was the hosts who dominated their previous meetings, winning 53. The visitors on the other hand has only have 19 wins, while the remaining 19 matches all ended in draw. The hosts has a better momentum coming into this game, as they won 18 of their last 21 league games. Meanwhile, the visitors are hoping to finally end their unfortunate run in the contest.

Benfica

Primeira Liga: Benfica

Benfica is currently on a four-game winning run in the league, a record they want to extend in this match. Additionally, they are doing well at home against their opponents, winning nine of their last 11 home games. They get confidence from the fact that they are inching closer for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. This is not surprising though as they have been in an excellent form recently. They are from a 2-0 win against Club Brugge during the Round of 16 of the Champions League. In the league table, they are at the top of the league table with 53 points. They want to widen their gap to secure the top spot of the standings.

In addition to their fortunes, this squad is with a healthy squad coming into this game. With that, expect this team to be more competitive and powerful in this game.

Boavista

Primeira Liga: Baovista
Photo courtesy of Diogo Cardoso

Baovista on the other hand is winless in their last three league games, a record they hope to put an end in this game. However, things may be a lot more difficult, as they will face the top team of the league. They are coming from a goalless draw against Casa Pia on their previous meeting. In addition, they have been unfortunate both in the league and against their opponent in this match. They are winless away from home in the league since September, and winless against their opponent since 1999. Currently, they are at the 10th of the league table with 26 points. A win could bring them at the eighth spot, if they could break their streak.

Perez will be out in this game, following his one-match suspension due to a red card on their last timeout. Moreover, Abascal will also sit out in this game, since he received a yellow card , while Sasso is a doubt due to an injury.

Prediction:

Benfica (2.0)
Odds: 0.92

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