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Benfica vs FC Porto Predictions

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Portugal Cup | Estádio Cidade de Coimbra | 1st August
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Benfica vs FC Porto predictions for Saturday’s Taça de Portugal Final tussle at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra. Traditional rivals Benfica and FC Porto go head-to-head for silverware. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Both Teams To Score @ 17/20

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
FC Porto 2-1 @ 9/1

Reason For Benfica vs FC Porto Predictions

  • Both teams scored in three of the last four meetings between Benfica and Porto.
  • Benfica scored at least once in 40 of their last 43 competitive fixtures.
  • FC Porto did the league double over Benfica this season.
  • Both teams scored in nine of Benfica’s last 13 matches.

Benfica hoping to leave patchy form behind

Traditional rivals and hugely successful Portuguese giants Benfica and FC Porto face off in a Taca de Portugal Final on Saturday evening in a showpiece fixture that should provide a fitting climax to a thrilling tournament.

Benfica, who were beaten to the Primeira Liga title by their perennial antagonists, will be determined to deny Porto their second piece of domestic silverware of the season, though As Águias have it all to do to stop their adversary’s charge for multiple honours.

Having won just 50% of their 10 games since the campaign’s restart last month, Benfica’s performances have been unconvincing, though newly reinstalled manager Jorge Jesus will hope recent form goes out the window for Saturday’s do-or-die encounter.

Porto lining up league and cup double

After a stirring title chasing run in that saw them win six of their last seven games, Porto’s players should be brimming with confidence ahead of the club’s second Taca de Portugal final appearance in as many seasons.

Last year, Porto lost on penalties to Sporting CP in the tournament’s climactic fixture, though having already lifted the Liga NOS this season, the pressure on the Dragões to success this time around won’t be quite as intense.

Porto showed they had the measure of Benfica in the teams’ brace of league meetings in 2019/20, taking six points from six against their peers after 2-0 away and 3-2 home wins respectively over them.

Goals at both ends anticipated

Both Benfica and FC Porto have displayed a keen attacking edge this season, and with the rivals’ frontlines heavily sprinkled with star dust, we anticipated goals being plundered at either end on Saturday.

Benfica rattled the net at least once in 40 of their last 43 competitive fixtures in a remarkably productive run since last August, while Porto scored in 35 of their last 37 matches in a sequence stretching back to November 2019.

In addition, both Benfica and FC Porto registered in three of the clubs’ last four skirmishes – and with the attacking talent at the teams’ disposal, we think there is value in backing both teams to score again in Saturday’s cup final.

Our correct score prediction tips the title winning Dragões to eventually emerge with a 2-1 victory however. Porto already displayed their superiority over Benfica with back-to-back league wins over them this term, and we expect them to complete a hattrick of triumphs against them this weekend.

Benfica shipped two or fewer goals in 11 of their last 12 games however, and so a wide margin Porto win looks unlikely. Sérgio Conceição’s side averaged 2.0 goals per game in their last three meetings with Benfica, and another brace on Saturday should be enough to get them over the line to lift their first Taca de Portugal since 2011.

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