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Benfica vs Portimonense betting tips: Primeira Liga preview, predictions and odds

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Will Benfica extend their lead at the top to eight points, before Porto are in action on Saturday night?

Last time out, the run-away league-leaders were beaten for the first time in any competition this season, which is remarkable, given that it was their 29th game.

Roger Schmidt’s team were hammered 3-0 at Estádio Municipal de Braga, the opening goal, that came in the second minute, really setting the tone.

So, Benfica’s lead at the top is down to five points, but they can extend that, even if only temporarily, as this is the Friday night fixture.

Visitors Portimonense start the weekend in eighth, seven points clear of relegation and seven points below the European spot; they could hardly be more mid-table if they tried.

Paulo Sérgio’s team were beaten 2-1 by Casa Pia at home in their last outing, the go-ahead goal coming in the 94th minute for the visitors.

That means Portimonense have won just two of their last 11 in league and cup, making a home win extremely likely at Estádio da Luz.


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