With a tough competition at the top of the table with Porto, Benfica will be looking to get all three points when they host Nacional at the Estadio da Luz in the 20th round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Benfica To Grab 1st Spot
The hosts are in a tough title race with their long time rivals Porto. The teams are separated by just one point at the top of the table after Benfica lost their lost in their last round. Benfica have collected a total of 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Primeira Liga. Their last league match was against Vitoria Setubal away from home where they lost 1-0.
Benfica are currently sitting in the 2nd place in the league table. They have 45 points from 14 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. The team scored 42 goals and conceded 12 since the start of the season.
Rafa replacing Cervi in the starting XI could be the only change to the side, with Alex Grimaldo and Andre Horta both injured still.
The Visitors Are Struggling
The visitors are in a much more difficult situation at the moment compared to the hosts. The team have been sitting in the relegation zone for the majority of the campaign. They failed to win in any of their last five league fixtures. Nacional have collected a total of 2 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Primeira Liga. Their last league match was against Arouca at home where they drew 1-1.
Nacional are currently sitting in the 17th place in the league table. They have 13 points from 3 wins, 4 draws and 12 losses. They have scored 15 goals and conceded 29 since the start of the season.
Head To Head
Benfica have won 5 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in August 2016 when the final score was 3 – 1 to the hosts away from home.
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