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Benfica vs Arouca prediction, odds, and free betting tips (14/08/21)

This preview focuses on the second Portuguese Primeira Liga matchday with Benfica taking on Arouca at the Estádio da Luz.

Benfica vs Arouca – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Benfica began the campaign with a hardfought 2-1 win over Moreirense and they played with 10 men for almost the entire second half thanks to Diogo Gonçalves’ red card. Arouca lost their opening league match 2-0 to Estoril.

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Benfica win and over 2.5 goals

Benfica are aiming for their first title success in three seasons and the team has started as expected – with a victory. They should have plenty of fire power to take on newly-promoted Arouca, who are in danger of suffering back-to-back losses in the new season. Despite the upcoming Champions League play-off game against PSV taking their concentration, Benfica should have a comfortable victory in their sleeves and they are expected to score in good numbers.

Benfica clean sheet

A strength of Benfica in home matches has been the inability to shut out opponents at home. Since February 2021, the team has kept five clean sheets in 10 matches. Even though the game sheet record has taken a beating with four consecutive games witnessing a goal from the opponent, Arouca may lack the firepower necessary to expose Benfica’s defence.

Highest scoring half – first

Benfica’s opening game of the season witnessed just two goals from the big club. However, Jorge Jesus’ men were handicapped by the red card in the opening match. In the absence of a handicap, Benfica could end up with a big score on the cards. The objective for Benfica will be to wrap up this contest as soon as possible and focus on resting players ahead of the PSV game. This should ensure a lot of goals in the first half.

Benfica vs Arouca: Match Preview and Team News

Benfica

Benfica have had quite an active transfer window with several arrivals and departures. Jesus would be keen to get the best out of the expensive acquisition of Roman Yaremchuk, who has been signed for €17 million from Gent. He should provide plenty of attacking threat for the team which finished third place in the table last season. Jesus will be without Jan Vertonghen, Haris Seferovic, André Almeida, and Darwin Núñez.

Arouca

Arouca’s primary objective this season will be to stay up in the division at any cost. After having secured promotion to the top flight for the first time in four seasons, the team has had a measured approach in the transfer market with more expenditure on signings so far. Armando Evangelista has a fully fit squad for this match.

Important Numbers for Benfica vs Arouca Game

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Portugal Primeira Liga
Benfica
VS
Arouca
August 14, 2021
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Benfica vs Arouca

icon Head to Head

14/08/21
PPL
Benfica
Benfica
2 - 0
Arouca
Arouca
22/11/18
PC
Benfica
Benfica
2 - 1
Arouca
Arouca
10/02/17
PPL
Benfica
Benfica
3 - 0
Arouca
Arouca
09/09/16
PPL
Arouca
Arouca
1 - 2
Benfica
Benfica
23/01/16
PPL
Benfica
Benfica
3 - 1
Arouca
Arouca

Benfica

Last 5

25/09/21
PPL
Guimaraes
Guimaraes
1 - 3
Benfica
Benfica
20/09/21
PPL
Benfica
Benfica
3 - 1
Boavista
Boavista
14/09/21
UCL
Dynamo Kiev
Dynamo Kiev
0 - 0
Benfica
Benfica
11/09/21
PPL
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
0 - 5
Benfica
Benfica
29/08/21
PPL
Benfica
Benfica
2 - 1
Tondela
Tondela

Arouca

Last 5

25/09/21
PPL
Moreirense
Moreirense
2 - 1
Arouca
Arouca
18/09/21
PPL
Arouca
Arouca
2 - 2
Guimaraes
Guimaraes
13/09/21
PPL
Maritimo
Maritimo
2 - 2
Arouca
Arouca
28/08/21
PPL
FC Porto
FC Porto
3 - 0
Arouca
Arouca
20/08/21
PPL
Arouca
Arouca
2 - 1
Famalicao
Famalicao

FAQs on Benfica vs Arouca match

Benfica vs Arouca Prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio da Luz

When will this match start? 18:00 GMT on August 14, 2021

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Benfica