Leader and vice-leader of the Portuguese Championship in its 2019/2020 edition will be face to face this Saturday, February 8th. P
orto, second place, receives Benfica, pointer, at Estádio do Dragão, in a confrontation that is part of the schedule of the twentieth round of the First League.
The kickoff is scheduled for 17h (Brasília time).
With 18 participants, the elite division of Portuguese football has 34 matches scheduled in its season.
At the end of the dispute, only champions are guaranteed a place in the Champions League.
The vice has to go through the qualifiers to get there. The same is true for Europa League places.
The third place goes straight to the bracket stage and the fourth has to dispute the tryouts.
The last three fall to the Second Division.
◾️With 47 points (15 wins, two draws and two losses), seven less than its rival, Porto knows that the Portuguese Championship does not feature many games where Benfica can leave points along the way.
◾️So far, only he has taken points from the leader in the tournament.
◾️In this way, this Saturday’s classic is considered vital for his pretensions of still trying to prevent the archrival from reaching the second championship.
◾️The last game before the derby, however, was not very exciting.
◾️On Tuesday, February 4, Porto faced Académico Viseu, of the Second Division, in the first leg of the semifinals of the Portuguese Cup.
◾️It was a draw by 1 to 1.
◾️You will have the opportunity to define the place in the decision at home, in a game scheduled for February 12.
◾️Although coach Sergio Conceição has preserved some of his top athletes for this Saturday’s match, drawing with a team from the Pro League that is not even close to the first division access zone is a disappointing result.
◾️To face Benfica, the coach should not have defender Pepe (14 games in the 2019/2020 version of the Portuguese Championship, one goal) nor striker Aboubakar (two games, no goal), which are left in the care of the medical department .
◾️Benfica were also committed to the Portuguese Cup semifinals on Tuesday, February 4, and against a stronger rival, at least in theory.
◾️At the Estádio da Luz, using his main team, he defeated Famalicão by 3 to 2, getting closer to winning a place in the decision.
◾️In addition, he extended his unbeaten streak to 17 matches.
◾️The team suffered its last defeat on November 5.
◾️In France, still in the first phase of the Champions League, he led Lyon 3-1.
◾️Since then, there have been 14 wins and three losses.
◾️In the Portuguese Championship, he was beaten by Porto, at home.
◾️In addition, 18 victories. Thus, it reached 54 points out of the 57 possible.
◾️It has the best attack (47 goals) and the least leaked defense (eight goals).
◾️The use as a visitor is perfect. He won all nine away games with 20 goals scored and three conceded.
Football Prediction of the Day Porto vs Benfica
Porto will have to take more risks in search of victory. You have no alternative. Benfica, much more consistent, has the prognosis for its success as the most suitable option for the guess of this Saturday’s classic by the twentieth round of the 2019/2020 version of the Portuguese Championship.
Bet Tips: BENFICA WINS