Benfica v Chaves Betting Tips: 1 HT/FT, 2019-02-25

International Football Tips

BENFICA v CHAVES
Primeira Liga
Monday 25th February 2019
Kickoff: 2115hrs
Pick: Benfica HT/FT
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.53 (odds taken at 09:15 GMT, 24 Feb 2019)

There’s action from the Portuguese top flight on Monday night when 2nd placed Benfica take on second from bottom club Chaves as the betting tips continue at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon in the late kick-off on Monday evening.

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Benfica Prediction

Benfica were held to a goal-less draw during the week in the first leg of the round of 16 in the Europa League by Turkish side Galatasaray, but with avoiding defeat, Benfica’s unbeaten run was extended to seven matches in all competitions.

This unbeaten sequence includes Primeira Liga wins over Boavista 5-1, Sporting CP 4-2, a 10-0 rout of Nacional and a 3-0 win away at Desportivo Aves, so goals have been in plentiful supply for the hosts who sit in second place but just four points adrift of league leaders Porto but have a game in hand over their title rivals.

The hosts will therefore be keen to make home advantage count here, and having won their last five home matches in convincing fashion, scoring a staggering total of 29 goals and conceding just 5 in reply, Benfica are in red-hot goalscoring form right now.

The hosts possess a good home record of 8-1-1 37/11 to their name, and unsurprisingly, they’re the league’s highest goalscorers at home this season with the likes of Seferovic (14 goals), Jonas (8 goals) and Felix (7 goals) reaping the rewards to date.

 

Key-Facts – Benfica v Chaves

  • Benfica are unbeaten in their last 7 matches in all competitions
  • Benfica (37 goals) are the league’s highest goalscorers at home
  • Chaves have managed just 1 win from their last 8 away matches

 

Chaves Prediction

Onto Chaves, and the visitors have an almost impossible task of keeping Benfica quiet in their own backyard on Monday night, especially as they possess a very ordinary looking away record of 2-1-8 6/17 with a lack of goals on their travels being a major concern ahead of this clash.

Chaves occupy second from bottom place in the Primeira Liga but recent results have given them reason to believe they can avoid the drop as they’ve recorded back-to-back wins against Portimonense and Maritimo, although they’ve also suffered defeats to Porto and Sporting Braga in recent times too.

Chaves find themselves just four points from safety but with just one win out of their last eight away matches, the visitors look to be very much on the back-foot ahead of this encounter against a rampant and free-scoring Benfica outfit.

With just two clean sheets to their name on the road to date, it could be a very long 90 minutes for Chaves in Lisbon on Monday night.

Betting Tips Verdict

Benfica will be keen to assert their authority early on in this match particularly as they look to reduce the deficit on league leaders, Porto here. Chaves will do well to avoid a heavy defeat here I fancy.


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