Porto, Benfica, battles for the top spot

Porto, Benfica, battles for the top spot

Porto and Benfica are set to meet on October 21, 2022, at 3:15 AM (GMT+8) with Porto hosting Benfica. This is a match-up of two top teams of the Primeira Liga as they fight for the top spot. Benfica is currently the first in the league table while above them is Porto, so a win help them to secure the top spot. This match will surely be a treat to the fans as these two are currently the best in the tournament right now. Both squads coming from victories, this will be an exciting match as they fight for position.

Porto and Benfica already met 41 times where Porto holds an advantage of winning 21 matches. In those 41 matches, the visitors only won 10 matches while the remaining 10 remains in draw. Although Porto is currently second in the league table, they are coming into this game with a very good form. In fact, they won all their last five matches in all competitions before heading into this game. Moreover, they can also get motivation from the fact that they have an edge over their opponent. As for the visitors, they have yet to lose this season after 18 matches across all competitions. In the league, they won eight of their nine matches so they come into this game with confidence. A winning streak is more than enough for them to be confident in this match.


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Coming into this match, the hosts ended their previous match with a dominating 6-0 win against Anadia. This squad is currently at the second spot of the league table but they are not that far from the top spot. They are just three points behind Benfica and a victory in this match could help then steal the top spot. During the summer, they sold important players but their big-money arrival is still a concern for them. Nonetheless, they are still coming into this match with a good form which gives them the chance of winning this match.

Pepe, who missed the last three matches of the hosts, continuously be out for Porto because of his injury. Other than him, there are no other source of concern for this squad.


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The visitors also came from a victory on their previous match when they defeated Caldas in the third round of the Taca de Portugal. However, this victory was from penalties made by their opponent. Moreover, this squad enjoyed an impressive start this season. Their new recruit, Enzo Fernandez, are making things happen for this team. In fact, during their match against Liverpool and Barcelona, he showed an outstanding performance. Other than Fernandez, there are also guys who stepped up for this team so their victories are from the team’s efforts.

Defenders Lucas Verissimo and Morato are all sidelined for this match because of their injuries while David Neres is also unavailable.


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