Betting prediction and preview: Benfica fancied to be better team when visiting Paços de Ferreira

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 19:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio da Capital do Móvel (6404 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Paços de Ferreira - Benfica!

Insights:
  • Paços de Ferreira have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Benfica have the fewest matches over the total-line (6) in Primeira Liga

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Paços de Ferreira form and stats

29 points is a decent return from 12 Primeira Liga games here at Estádio da Capital do Móvel for Paços de Ferreira. The data says 9 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In general it's been a long time since Ferreira tasted defeat here at Estádio da Capital do Móvel, as they have taken at least one point from their last eleven home games in the league.

Paços de Ferreira faced defeat in their previous match, away at Famalicao (0-2). Before that, Ferreira had a home game versus Moreirense which ended with a victory 3-0.

Ferreira have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Estádio da Capital do Móvel with 21 goals in 12 league matches. Paços de Ferreira are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estádio da Capital do Móvel in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 12 matches.

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Benfica form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Primeira Liga travels is 6 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. Benfica have been producing wins at home as well, producing a total of five victories in a row regardless of arena. Benfica love their trips these days, as their two previous away games have resulted in victories.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Benfica goalkeeper Helton Brant Aleixo Leite is eager to challenge this, with his 590 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Benfica had fun at their own home (Estádio da Capital do Móvel) last time out, beating Marítimo 1-0. Luca Waldschmidt scored. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-0 at Sporting Braga.

Benfica are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 20 times in 12 away games so far. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far). There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Benfica - Ferreira 2-1. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: zero - one - nine (Ferreira wins - draws - Benfica wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

BenficaH. Seferović
H. Seferović
14 goals
FerreiraD. da Silva Souza
D. da Silva Souza
7 goals
BenficaG. Waldschmidt
G. Waldschmidt
7 goals

Paços de Ferreira missing players

Benfica missing players

Paços de Ferreira Benfica
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
25 12 4 Played P 3 12 25
13 9 3 Won W 1 6 16
5 2 0 Drew D 1 4 6
7 1 1 Lost L 1 2 3
33 21 7 Scored S 3 20 43
25 9 5 Conceded C 2 9 17
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 92%
88% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 83% 84%
40% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 42% 36%
4% 8% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 12%
4% 8% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 12%
44% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 42% 40%
32% 42% 25% Clean Sheets C S 33% 42% 52%
28% 17% 25% Failed to Score F T 33% 25% 16%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 1.8 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4.3 2.6 2.2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.1 10.5 10.2 Shots (avg) S ( 8.3 11.2 13.9
3.9 3.6 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 4.3 5.2
34% 49% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 38% 33%
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Benfica have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Benfica have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Benfica have the fewest matches over the total-line (6) in Primeira Liga
  • Benfica have the most matches under the total-line (18) in Primeira Liga
  • Paços de Ferreira have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Paços de Ferreira have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 25 20 5 0 47 12 12 10 2 0 23 6 13 10 3 0 24 6 35 65
2 Porto 25 17 6 2 53 24 13 9 3 1 27 12 12 8 3 1 26 12 29 57
3 Benfica 25 16 6 3 43 17 13 10 2 1 23 8 12 6 4 2 20 9 26 54
4 Sporting Braga 25 17 2 6 46 26 12 9 1 2 21 10 13 8 1 4 25 16 20 53
5 Paços de Ferreira 25 13 5 7 33 25 12 9 2 1 21 9 13 4 3 6 12 16 8 44
6 Vitoria Guimaraes 25 10 5 10 30 32 13 5 1 7 16 22 12 5 4 3 14 10 -2 35
7 Santa Clara 25 9 5 11 28 28 12 4 3 5 13 12 13 5 2 6 15 16 0 32
8 Moreirense 25 7 10 8 24 31 13 3 8 2 16 17 12 4 2 6 8 14 -7 31
9 Gil Vicente 25 8 4 13 24 31 12 4 2 6 10 12 13 4 2 7 14 19 -7 28
10 Tondela 25 8 4 13 25 40 12 7 2 3 13 10 13 1 2 10 12 30 -15 28
11 Rio Ave 25 6 9 10 19 28 13 4 4 5 11 12 12 2 5 5 8 16 -9 27
12 Portimonense 25 7 5 13 27 31 12 5 3 4 15 10 13 2 2 9 12 21 -4 26
13 Belenenses 25 5 11 9 14 23 13 3 5 5 10 15 12 2 6 4 4 8 -9 26
14 Famalicao 25 6 8 11 26 37 13 2 6 5 13 21 12 4 2 6 13 16 -11 26
15 Boavista 25 5 9 11 26 37 12 3 2 7 10 17 13 2 7 4 16 20 -11 24
16 Farense 25 5 7 13 24 34 13 3 4 6 15 16 12 2 3 7 9 18 -10 22
17 Nacional 25 5 6 14 23 39 13 3 3 7 16 24 12 2 3 7 7 15 -16 21
18 Marítimo 25 6 3 16 21 38 12 2 2 8 7 20 13 4 1 8 14 18 -17 21

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.