In the 23rd round of the Primeira Liga, on Saturday, starting at 18:15, Benfica – Boavista will be played.
After the definitive victory with Rio Ave (5-1), the “eagles” had a new success, this time in the defeat at Portimonense, where they were 3-1. Cervi (double) and Zivkovic scored decisively at the end of a game they controlled from start to finish. Only 21 years old, Andrija Zivkovic was at the second season this season. With four victories in the last five stages, Benfica maintains two points behind Porto. Returning home, where they did not know the defeat in the last 33 games, he is now trying to get a new success by which he could go first only for one day. On Estadio da Luz, the track was almost perfect so far with 9 wins and a draw.
On the other hand, the guests come after their success in front of Guimaraes, score 1-0. The only goal of the game was Espinho in the 58th minute. It was the second goal scored by the 32-year-old midfielder in the last four games. Although he only got the 9th success in the current season, Boavista ranks sixth in the standings. Much of the success so far is due to the developments on the ground where they gathered 21 of the total of 30 points. With an almost impossible mission in this round, Simao will not be able to count Ivan Bulos and Renato Santos (injured).
Benfica (4-3-3): Varela – Almeida Dias Jardel Grimaldo – Zivkovic Fejsa Pizzi – Rafa Jimenez Cervi
Boavista (4-2-3-1): Vagner – Carraca Rossi Henrique Talocha – Sparagna Simao – Kuca Espinho Bruno – Pedro
In the tour, Boavista scored 2-1. It was the only success in the last 10 straight games. Four of these ended in equality.
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60