Under 2.5 goals at Portimonense vs Benfica 23/20 for Wednesday’s Primeira Liga matchup
Competition: Primeira Liga
Market: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 23/20 @ Bet 365
In what could be a low-scoring encounter on Wednesday night, league leaders Benfica will make the trip to relegation strugglers Portimonense in midweek.
Starting with the hosts, despite marking their return to action with a much-needed victory, Portimonense still find themselves in a real battle at the foot of the table. In their 25 Primeira Liga matches this year, they have recorded just three wins, 10 draws, and 12 defeats, scoring 17 and conceding 34 in return. Along with opening the midweek fixtures sat three points adrift of safety, it should also be noted that Portimonense hold the worst attacking record in the division. As for their recent run of results, Wednesday’s hosts have won just one of their previous 13 Primeira Liga matchups and have won just one of their previous six matches on home soil. It is also worth highlighting that four of Portimonense’s last five top-tier appearances have seen under 2.5 goals by the final whistle.
As for the visitors, although Benfica might find themselves leading the title chase, they are in the midst of a worrying run of form. In their 25 Primeira Liga matches this season, they have recorded 19 wins, three draws, and three defeats, scoring 52 and conceding 42 in return. With their goal difference currently keeping them at the top of the table, it should also be noted that the Reds hold the best defensive record in the division. However, as for their recent run of results, Benfica have drawn their last four matches across all competitions and have won just one of their last six Primeira Liga appearances. It should also be highlighted that five of Benfica’s last six top-tier away fixtures have seen under 2.5 goals at full-time.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Portimonense vs Benfica 23/20 for Wednesday’s Primeira Liga matchup @ Bet 365