Europe

Porto vs Benfica prediction, odds, and free betting tips (30/12/2021)

This will be a preview of the second consecutive meeting between powerhouses Porto and Benfica. The two teams were involved in Taca de Portugal meeting only a few days ago.

Porto vs Benfica – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Porto preserved their psychological edge over Benfica in the Taca de Portugal meeting a few days ago. Porto raced off to a 3-0 lead after 31 minutes. Despite playing the entire second-half with nine men, Porto held on to the big win. Benfica had Nicolas Otamendi sent off late in the game.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing. Ladbrokes are our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Win for Porto

Porto have picked up four consecutive wins including the mammoth 3-0 success over Benfica in the Taca de Portugal. This victory will provide Porto with a huge deal of confidence, while also dealing a major blow to Benfica. The visitors have fallen for points behind in the title race and pressure will be on Benfica coming into the game.

Total goals over 2.5

Benfica are likely to come up with a better performance than they displayed against Porto in the Taca de Portugal game. The exit of Jorge Jesus, who had a fallout with many players, is likely to go down well in the Benfica camp, but Porto remain a strong team going forward.

Goals from both teams – yes

Benfica are likely to show some improvement on the pitch after the managerial change. The team did not score a goal in the recent visit to the Estádio Do Dragão, but they have traditionally performed well on this pitch.

Porto vs Benfica: Match Preview and Team News

Porto

Porto are just not in the title race with Benfica alone, as they also have to over the shoulder and keep Sporting CP at bay. Hence, there is unlikely to be in a relaxed approach from Porto despite gaining a massive win over Benfica only a few days ago. The club will be without the suspended Evanilson, who scored two of the three goals in the last match, while Pepe and Iván Marcano are out with injuries.

Benfica

Benfica have done away with Jorge Jesus after a string of poor results. This might act as an impetus for the club to do well, but the team has been in turmoil for the last few weeks. Caretaker manager Nelson Verissimo has a tough job on his hands with Rodrigo Pinho, Nemanja Radonjic, Darwin Núñez, and Lucas Veríssimo unavailable due to injury. Nicolás Otamendi is suspended for the match after his sending off against Porto.

Analysing the Stats for Porto vs Benfica

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

Portugal Primeira Liga
FC Porto odds
VS
odds Benfica
December 30, 2021
No odds currently available - check again later

FC Porto vs Benfica

flash Head to Head

23/12/21
PC
FC Porto odds
odds
FC Porto
3 - 0
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
06/05/21
PPL
Benfica odds
odds
Benfica
1 - 1
odds FC Porto
odds
FC Porto
15/01/21
PPL
FC Porto odds
odds
FC Porto
1 - 1
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
23/12/20
PSC
FC Porto odds
odds
FC Porto
2 - 0
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
01/08/20
PC
Benfica odds
odds
Benfica
1 - 2
odds FC Porto
odds
FC Porto

FC Porto

Last 5

19/12/21
PPL
Vizela odds
odds
Vizela
0 - 4
odds FC Porto
odds
FC Porto
15/12/21
PLC
FC Porto odds
odds
FC Porto
1 - 0
odds Rio Ave
odds
Rio Ave
12/12/21
PPL
FC Porto odds
odds
FC Porto
1 - 0
odds Braga
odds
Braga
07/12/21
UCL
FC Porto odds
odds
FC Porto
1 - 3
odds Atletico Madrid
odds
Atletico Madrid
03/12/21
PPL
Portimonense odds
odds
Portimonense
0 - 3
odds FC Porto
odds
FC Porto

Benfica

Last 5

19/12/21
PPL
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
7 - 1
odds Maritimo
odds
Maritimo
15/12/21
PLC
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
3 - 0
odds Sporting Covilha
odds
Sporting Covilha
12/12/21
PPL
odds Famalicao
odds
Famalicao
1 - 4
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
08/12/21
UCL
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
2 - 0
odds Dynamo Kiev
odds
Dynamo Kiev
03/12/21
PPL
odds Benfica
odds
Benfica
1 - 3
odds Sporting
odds
Sporting

FAQs on Porto vs Benfica game

Porto vs Benfica Prediction

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

When will this match start? December 30, 2021 at 21:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Porto