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Benfica vs Estrela Amadora Predictions

Published on 7:30pm GMT 19 August 2023

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Benfica
Estrela Amadora

Over 3.5 Match Goals

Reason for tip

Benfica’s opener saw them on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller, while they meet an Estrela side who shipped at least three goals in five of their six games over the summer.

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Benfica 4-1

Reason for tip

Estrela were beaten 4-1 by Sporting in the summer and they lost 3-1 to Portimonense in the cup last month. The visitors shipped four goals to each of Roma and Belenenses ahead of their opener and they should be defensively exposed by a Benfica side who need to put last weekend’s defeat behind them.

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Benfica vs Estrela Amadora Predictions

  • Benfica lost 3-2 to Boavista in their opener last weekend
  • The hosts scored 2.8 goals per game at home last term
  • Estrela conceded three or more goals in five of their six preseason games

Benfica hope to bounce back

Benfica’s title defence got off to a rocky start, losing 3-2 away to Boavista last week. Two late strikes downed them in the end, just days after they beat Porto 2-0 in the Super Cup.

Benfica are hoping to improve and they meet newly promoted Estrela on Saturday with the visitors fresh from a 1-0 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes. They look up against it in this trip, with the hosts heavy favourites to claim the points.

Visitors look too open

Estrela may have lost 1-0 last week, but their preseason matches saw them struggle defensively. The visitors shipped four goals to Sporting and three to Porto ahead of the campaign, while they’ve lost 3-1 to Portimonense in the cup in July.

Estrela went into their opener on the back of shipping four goals to both Roma and Belenenses, so back them to struggle at a Benfica side who averaged 2.82 goals per game at home this term.

Benfica looked a little rocky at the back last weekend, while Estrela proved themselves as a decent attacking outfit on the way to promotion. This should be a pretty open game, but the newcomers could be blown away by the champions who need a response. As a result, over 3.5 goals looks like the best option.

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