The only match I’ve looked at is Benfica v Arouca in the Portuguese Cup and I’m assuming the home men put out a strong team after a disappointing start to the season.
They’ve been poor in the Champions League and sit fourth in the league and four points behind Porto so they can’t afford a slip here as this could be their best chance of a trophy.
They’ll be looking for a big win to restore confidence and should get it against a side who lie 13th in the second tier. Benfica have won eight and drawn one of the last 10 meetings between the sides and not surprisingly are a short-priced 1-6 with bet365 to win.
I’m going to take a chance on Benfica -2AH (stake back if they win by exactly two) at 19-20 with bet365 .An alternative is Benfica and over 2.5 match goals at a lesser price of 7-10 at sportingbet.
- Benfica -2AH (8.45pm)
- (19-20, bet365)