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Porto vs Benfica prediction, odds, and free betting tips (23/12/2021)

Porto and Benfica meet each other for the first time this season. The Portuguese giants will be facing each other in the last 16 of the Taca de Portugal.

Porto vs Benfica – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Porto prepped up for this encounter with a 4-0 victory over Vizela during the weekend. This was the third successive win for Porto in all competitions. Benfica had an even greater victory after they beat Maritimo 7-1 at home.

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Porto win

Porto will be able to enjoy a substantial psychological advantage owing to their recent successes over Benfica. Porto are unbeaten in the last six matches against Benfica, who already have the experience of losing the Taca de Portugal final at the hands of this opponent. Benfica’s last success against Porto was in 2019. Even though the visitors are likely to offer a better contest than ever before, they would still come up short after 90 minutes.

Total goals over 2.5

The recent games between Porto and Benfica have been very tight end matches. In the last five meetings, there have been just three victories on either end and the winning margin has not been more than one goal in all three occasions. Furthermore, just two of the last six meetings between Porto and Benfica has produced over 2.5 goals. Still, these two clubs are coming into the game on a rich vein of scoring form.

Goals from both teams – yes

Benfica and Porto have managed 11 goals during the weekend. Both teams have been coming into excellent form just before going into the winter break there have been goals at both ends on four out of the last five meetings between these two clubs.

Porto vs Benfica: Taca de Portugal last 16 Match Preview

Porto

Porto were able to overcome Benfica in the 2019 Taca de Portugal final. This will have a substantial psychological advantage as it has been evident in the recent league and cup games between Porto and Benfica. Porto reached the semifinals of the Taca de Portugal last season and they are aiming for a second victory in three campaigns.

Benfica

Benfica have had a difficult few years in the Taca de Portugal. The club’s last success in this competition was in the 2016-17 campaign. This also happens to be their only success in the recent seven seasons. After back-to-back losses in finals, Benfica are more than keen on avenging recent losses.

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Porto vs Benfica prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio Do Dragao

When will this match start? December 23, 2021 at 20:45 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Porto