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Arouca vs Benfica prediction, odds, and free betting tips (21/01/2022)

Benfica look to avoid another slump in results when they take on strugglers Arouca at the Estádio Municipal de Arouca this weekend.

Arouca vs Benfica – Odds, Predictions, & Free Betting Tips

Arouca suffered a major blow in the efforts to stay in the division following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Belenenses. Benfica dropped more points in the league after a 1-1 draw at Moreirense and the result has surely ended any faint hopes of the league title.

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Benfica win at half-time and full-time

New manager Nelson Veríssimo was unable to build on the recent win over Pacos Ferreira, but Benfica have been able to win 50% of the recent six matches at half-time and full-time. Arouca are quite disappointing in this regard after losing at half-time and full-time in 50% of their last six games. Arouca are unlikely to put up any fight against the third-placed opponent.

Total goals over 2.5

Arouca are one of the lowest scorers in the league with a return of just 17 goals in as many games. However, it is the poor defending that has allowed a string of high-scoring matches whenever Arouca take to the field. Benfica do remain a potent team in the final third and they have scored 12 past Arouca in the last six matches.

Both teams to score – yes

The form of Arouca looks pretty bad, but the team has been able to score in four out of the last five games. They will be a strong opponent to Benfica, who look anything other than solid. After the recent set of league and Taca de Portugal games, Benfica have returned with a figure of just one clean sheet in five matches. Even the change of manager has not helped matters.

Arouca vs Benfica: Primeira Liga Match Preview and Team News

Arouca

Arouca’s hopes of survival have taken a major hit following the loss of Belenenses. Even though it is very possible that Arouca will be able to make the two-point deficit to safety sooner rather than later, the opportunity against Belenenses was huge. Manager Armando Evangelista will be missing José Manuel Velázquez, Pedro Moreira, Yaw Moses, and Fernando Castro for this game.

Benfica

Benfica’s faint title hopes are effectively over following the dropped points against Moreirense. The complete hope for Benfica now rests on the Champions League, where they face Ajax in February. Veríssimo remains without many players like Everton, Jan Vertonghen, Lucas Veríssimo, and Rodrigo Pinho.

Looking at the Stats for Arouca vs Benfica

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

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January 21, 2022
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14/08/21
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2 - 0
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22/11/18
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2 - 1
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10/02/17
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3 - 0
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09/09/16
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Arouca
1 - 2
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23/01/16
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3 - 1
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Arouca

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09/01/22
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Belenenses odds
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Belenenses
2 - 1
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Arouca
30/12/21
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Arouca
0 - 6
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18/12/21
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Portimonense odds
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Portimonense
1 - 1
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13/12/21
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1 - 4
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Santa Clara
2 - 1
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Benfica

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15/01/22
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1 - 1
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09/01/22
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2 - 0
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Pacos Ferreira
30/12/21
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odds FC Porto
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FC Porto
3 - 1
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23/12/21
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FC Porto
3 - 0
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19/12/21
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Benfica
7 - 1
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Doubts on Arouca vs Benfica match

Arouca vs Benfica prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio Municipal de Arouca

When will this match start? January 21, 2022 at 19:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Benfica