Only three points good enough for Benfica in Moreirense game

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (64642 seats)

Benfica warm up for Moreirense with belief in taking all three points. Will they? Read our match preview!

Insights:
  • Benfica have the most scored goals (49) in Primeira Liga
  • Moreirense have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Benfica form and stats

Benfica have performed here at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica this season with 6 wins from 8 Primeira Liga matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 0 games and lost 2. Two home wins in a row for Benfica bring valid hopes of a third.

Benfica's last game was hosting Pacos de Ferreira (placed 11th) and winning 2-0. Grimaldo, defender, was given a rating of 8.74/10 in that game, top of the team. Grimaldo scored one goal, hit three key passes and won 3 of 6 duels.

Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Porto (1-3).

Benfica are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in their league games, having scored an impressive 23 goals in 8 matches. Benfica have conceded 8 in these home matches. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Moreirense form and stats

There's been little loot from Moreirense's travels as they have only collected 6 points from 9 away games in the Primeira Liga. Moreirense only have 1 win to counter their 5 defeats and 3 draws.

Two travels in a row for Moreirense, whose manager Fernandes Vidigal could celebrate last time after the Primeira Liga win against Vizela. Midfielder Soares was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 7.6. Soares hit two key passes, dribled past the opponent 3 of 3 times and had 32 successful passes (of 37 total).

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Tondela wasn't a success with a 1-2 loss.

The home team is given a winning chance of about 80 percent by the betting public. This does not leave much hope for the visitors, but some teams enjoy the outsider role and perform well in it. Looking at similar away games for Moreirense we find five games. Results are zero Moreirense wins, one draw and four defeats.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Moreirense as they have only managed to score 6 times from 9 away games in the league. As for defending, Moreirense rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 14 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Benfica and Moreirense have played each other before this season: Moreirense - Benfica 1-2. Stats for the last ten meetings featuring these two contenders are: seven wins for Benfica, two draws and one win for Moreirense. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

BenficaD. Núñez Ribeiro
D. Núñez Ribeiro
13 goals
BenficaR. Fernandes Ferreira da Silva
R. Fernandes Ferreira da Silva
7 goals
BenficaR. Yaremchuk
R. Yaremchuk
6 goals

Benfica missing players

Moreirense missing players

Benfica Moreirense
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
17 8 1 Played P 2 9 17
13 6 1 Won W 0 1 3
1 0 0 Drew D 0 3 6
3 2 0 Lost L 2 5 8
49 23 2 Scored S 0 6 17
15 8 0 Conceded C 6 14 26
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 94%
88% 88% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 56% 65%
65% 62% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 44% 53%
53% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 22% 29%
29% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 11% 12%
59% 62% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 44% 59%
35% 25% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 22% 18%
6% 12% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 44% 29%
 
6.2 6 4 Corners for (avg) C F 3 5.8 5.2
3.6 2.9 2 Corners against (avg) C A 6.5 4.8 5.1
2.1 1.9 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3.1 3
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
15.5 17.6 19 Shots (avg) S ( 5 12.3 11.3
6.5 6.5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 3.1 2.8
45% 44% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 21% 36%
 
8.9 7.5 3 Shots against (avg) S A 17 12.7 12.5
2.9 2.4 1 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 6 4.2 4.6
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Benfica have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Benfica have scored more than double the goals of Moreirense.
  • Benfica have the most scored goals (23) at home in Primeira Liga
  • Benfica have the most scored goals (49) in Primeira Liga
  • Benfica have the most scored goals in the first half (27) in Primeira Liga
  • Benfica have the the best goal difference (+34) in Primeira Liga
  • Benfica have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Benfica haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Moreirense have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Porto 17 15 2 0 44 11 8 8 0 0 22 4 9 7 2 0 22 7 33 47
2 Sporting CP 17 14 2 1 32 10 9 8 1 0 16 3 8 6 1 1 16 7 22 44
3 Benfica 17 13 1 3 49 15 8 6 0 2 23 8 9 7 1 1 26 7 34 40
4 Sporting Braga 17 9 5 3 32 18 9 5 3 1 18 8 8 4 2 2 14 10 14 32
5 Estoril 17 6 7 4 23 19 8 1 5 2 11 12 9 5 2 2 12 7 4 25
6 Portimonense 17 7 3 7 18 18 9 2 2 5 6 11 8 5 1 2 12 7 0 24
7 Gil Vicente 16 6 5 5 23 18 8 2 2 4 11 11 8 4 3 1 12 7 5 23
8 Vitoria Guimaraes 16 6 5 5 22 17 8 4 2 2 15 9 8 2 3 3 7 8 5 23
9 Marítimo 17 5 5 7 22 27 8 3 3 2 12 8 9 2 2 5 10 19 -5 20
10 Boavista 17 3 8 6 19 27 9 3 5 1 12 9 8 0 3 5 7 18 -8 17
11 Pacos de Ferreira 17 4 5 8 13 22 9 2 3 4 8 11 8 2 2 4 5 11 -9 17
12 Tondela 17 5 1 11 22 34 9 4 0 5 14 17 8 1 1 6 8 17 -12 16
13 Vizela 17 3 7 7 16 28 9 2 4 3 8 11 8 1 3 4 8 17 -12 16
14 Santa Clara 17 4 4 9 17 34 9 4 2 3 10 16 8 0 2 6 7 18 -17 16
15 Moreirense 17 3 6 8 17 26 8 2 3 3 11 12 9 1 3 5 6 14 -9 15
16 Arouca 17 3 5 9 17 33 8 3 1 4 10 18 9 0 4 5 7 15 -16 14
17 Famalicão 16 2 6 8 21 32 7 0 3 4 5 13 9 2 3 4 16 19 -11 12
18 Belenenses 16 2 5 9 9 27 8 2 2 4 7 16 8 0 3 5 2 11 -18 11

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.