Porto vs Benfica Prediction: Liga Portuguese Match

It is first versus third in the Liga Portugal on Sunday when Porto will welcome Benfica to Estadio do Dragao for a one-on-one clash scheduled to kick off at 20:30 GMT.

Key Highlights

Porto Will Look to Close the Gap to the Top of the Table With a Win

Porto have shown inconsistency in their last five matches, which underscores why they have not hit their usual high standards this season, trailing leaders and their opponents on Sunday, Benfica, by nine points.

They have won twice, drawn twice, and lost once, in their last five outings. This run, which resulted in 8 points and dropped 7 in the process, needs to improve if Porto are to catch the sides above them, Benfica, and Sporting.

A home win will cut Benfica’s lead down to six points, giving Porto the momentum they need heading into the run-in as the fight for Liga Portugal hots up.

Benfica Look to Retain their Berth as League Leaders With a Win at Porto

Benfica are in the lead of Liga Portugal with 58 points, two ahead of second-placed Sporting, albeit having played a match more than Sporting.

They have won four times and drawn once in their last five matches. They have lost just once all season, winning 18 times out of the 23 rounds of fixtures they have played in this season’s Liga Portugal.

Benfica have to win the trip to the Estadio do Dragao if they want to keep their spot at the zenith of the league, especially if Sporting win their game in hand.

Head-to-Head Statistics

Porto and Benfica have met 19 times in all competitions since 2017. Porto have the edge in this match, having won 10 times to Benfica’s four wins, and five matches finishing in draws.

Benfica are on the ascendency having won the first leg this season 1-0, and are looking to complete the double.

Injury Report

Porto will be hampered by the injuries to Ivan Marcano and Zaidu, whereas Benfica will have to contend with the absence of left-back Juan Bernat for the trip to Porto on Sunday.


Porto will win the match on Sunday and cut the lead to Benfica as they bid to fight for the Liga Portugal title in the run-in.

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