Porto and Benfica spectators can't wait for Primeira Liga clash at Estádio Do Dragão

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Fri 15.January
Match begins: 21:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Do Dragão (50033 seats)

Porto and Benfica are both riding high in the Primeira Liga with their 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Porto has the most scored goals (35) in Primeira Liga
  • Benfica have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.

It's no vacation for neither Porto nor Benfica as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Porto form and stats

Porto, who have the most scored goals (35) in Primeira Liga, have been very solid at home in the Primeira Liga so far, with 18 points collected from 7 matches (6-0-1). This has contributed greatly to their 2nd position in the table. The team is able to perform also as the away side, as they are nurturing a very healthy winning streak of seven straight victories regardless of arena. Porto has won so many consecutive home games (five in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Estádio Do Dragão. We remember; it was Maritimo.

A strong away win for Porto against Nacional (after extra-time) the last match, as Evanilson, Sérgio Oliveira, M. Taremi and L. Díaz were on target. In the preceding match a 4-1 victory visiting Famalicao.

A goal frenzy last time out for Porto, with a total of 6 goals in the match against Nacional (after extra-time). Fun stuff to watch!

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Porto have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won four times, drawn zero and lost two.

There will be little rest for Porto after this match as they are travelling to Sporting CP for a League Cup game in only four days.

Porto are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Estádio Do Dragão in their league games, having scored an impressive 18 goals in 7 matches. Porto's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 8 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Benfica form and stats

Benfica's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed Benfica collect 13 points from their 6 away matches in the Primeira Liga. 4 victories and 1 draw have created these points (and only 1 defeat).

It's the second away game in a row for Benfica, but there's smiles all around after the 4-0 victory versus Estrela Amadora in the Taça De Portugal last time out. A home win before that, celebrating 2-0 vs Tondela.

As mentioned above, Benfica was the only team on the pitch versus Estrela Amadora in their previous game, winning 4-0. This could be a tougher task.

We have checked recent matches where Benfica have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those one game were zero victories, zero draws and one defeat.

The Benfica manager J. Pinheiro de Jesus has got the team scoring on the road, with 13 away goals in 6 league matches. As opposed to that, Benfica have seen the ball go into their own net 6 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Porto six wins, two draws and Benfica two victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

PortoS. Relvas de Oliveira
S. Relvas de Oliveira
7 goals
BenficaH. Seferović
H. Seferović
7 goals
PortoM. Taremi
M. Taremi
6 goals

Porto missing players

Benfica missing players

Porto Benfica
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
13 7 1 Played P 0 6 13
10 6 1 Won W 0 4 10
1 0 0 Drew D 0 1 1
2 1 0 Lost L 0 1 2
35 18 3 Scored S 0 13 28
16 8 1 Conceded C 0 6 13
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
85% 86% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 100%
77% 71% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 67% 62%
69% 57% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 17% 23%
46% 29% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 23%
62% 57% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 54%
38% 43% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 38%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 8%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 2.3 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2.2 1.9
2 2 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
14.9 18.4 11 Shots (avg) S ( 0 10.7 13.9
5.8 6.9 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 4.2 5.2
46% 38% 75% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 52% 41%
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • All of Benfica's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • 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 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Porto has the fewest matches under the total-line (3) in Primeira Liga
  • Porto has the most matches over the total-line (10) in Primeira Liga
  • Porto has the most points from losing position (13) in Primeira Liga
  • Porto has the most scored goals (18) at home in Primeira Liga
  • Porto has the most scored goals (35) in Primeira Liga
  • Porto has the most scored goals in the first half (17) in Primeira Liga
  • Porto has the most scored goals in the second half (18) in Primeira Liga
  • Porto have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Porto have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Porto haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Porto is in the best form (6-0-0)

  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 13 11 2 0 30 8 6 5 1 0 14 4 7 6 1 0 16 4 22 35
2 Porto 13 10 1 2 35 16 7 6 0 1 18 8 6 4 1 1 17 8 19 31
3 Benfica 13 10 1 2 28 13 7 6 0 1 15 7 6 4 1 1 13 6 15 31
4 Sporting Braga 13 9 0 4 23 13 6 5 0 1 9 3 7 4 0 3 14 10 10 27
5 Pacos de Ferreira 13 6 4 3 17 12 6 4 1 1 10 6 7 2 3 2 7 6 5 22
6 Vitoria Guimaraes 12 6 2 4 15 12 6 2 0 4 4 9 6 4 2 0 11 3 3 20
7 Santa Clara 13 4 3 6 12 16 6 1 2 3 4 8 7 3 1 3 8 8 -4 15
8 Maritimo 13 4 2 7 15 18 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 2 0 5 10 13 -3 14
9 Moreirense 13 3 5 5 10 15 7 3 3 1 9 6 6 0 2 4 1 9 -5 14
10 Rio Ave 13 3 5 5 9 15 6 2 2 2 6 6 7 1 3 3 3 9 -6 14
11 Nacional 12 3 4 5 11 15 7 2 3 2 9 10 5 1 1 3 2 5 -4 13
12 Gil Vicente 13 3 4 6 10 15 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 1 2 4 5 10 -5 13
13 Farense 13 3 3 7 15 19 7 3 2 2 12 9 6 0 1 5 3 10 -4 12
14 Belenenses 13 2 6 5 6 11 7 1 3 3 5 8 6 1 3 2 1 3 -5 12
15 Tondela 13 3 3 7 10 22 7 3 2 2 5 7 6 0 1 5 5 15 -12 12
16 Boavista 13 1 8 4 13 21 6 1 2 3 5 11 7 0 6 1 8 10 -8 11
17 Portimonense 13 3 2 8 9 17 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 1 0 6 4 12 -8 11
18 Famalicao 13 2 5 6 14 24 7 1 3 3 9 16 6 1 2 3 5 8 -10 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.