SC Farense vs Benfica B PREVIEW & PREDICTION 06/12/2018

Farense and Benfica B meet at the Estadio de São Luís, for the 11th round of the Segunda Liga. The history of direct confrontations, in the last 3 years, indicates a balance, since each team won 1 game. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.


El Farense is currently in 6th place with 16 points won in 33 disputed, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In the last 10 matches for all competitions the home club has 4 losses, 3 wins and 3 draws. The Farense has made its stadium a strength, since it records 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.

It should be noted that the Faro team scored more goals than the ones they suffered, 0.83 goals scored per game on average and 0.67 suffered. In his stadium the Farense opened the scoring in 50% of the games (3/6), finishing in the end. There is a period that stands out: he scored 3 of the 5 goals at home between the minutes (46 ‘- 60’). The Farense enters this match after a draw, one, in the displacement to the field of Sporting Covilhã: Alvarinho scored the goal of his team.

The team led by Rui Duarte usually acts in a 4-4-2, in which he prefers a more direct game, mainly channeling the game by the wings. The two players responsible for panicking the opposing defense are Gaul and Irobiso. The last one is the best gunner of the team, with 4 goals. The coach must have all the staff available for this game against Benfica B.

Probable alignment: Daniel Fernandes, Jorge Ribeiro, Cássio, Bruno Sapo, Filipe Godinho, V. Marković, Alvarinho, R. Gauld, M. Mayambela, C. Irobiso, Nuno Borges.

Benfica II:

Benfica B is currently in the 4th position, with 20 points won in 10 matches, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the last 10 matches for all competitions the out-going team has 2 losses, 6 wins and 2 draws. The visitors, in this condition, record 2 defeats, 1 win and 2 draws.

It is important to inform that Benfica, outside of its stadium, suffers more goals than those it scores, on average it suffered 0.8 goals and scored 0.6. In 5 games in this condition, only managed to give a comeback in the 3 games in which he suffered goals first. The red and white team is motivated for this game, after a 1-0 victory at the Estoril reception.

The visitor formation usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the offensive transitions predominate. The three players, responsible for putting the adversary’s defensive sense are Saponjic, Willock and Jota. The last mentioned player is the best marker of the team, with 3 goals. The technician Bruno Lage must have all the staff available for the encounter with the Farense.

Probable alignment: I. Zlobin, Alex Pinto, B. Kalaica, Francisco Ferreira, Pedro Amaral, Florentino Luis, Benny, K. Parks, C. Willock, João Filipe, I. Šaponjić.

PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.57