Football tips – S.L. Benfica II vs Oliveirense – Portugal

Oliveirense have taken just one point from their last three Portugal. Segunda Liga matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Oliveirense are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions S.L. Benfica II should prove no easy feat either – Oliveirense haven’t won against any Portugal. Segunda Liga leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

S.L. Benfica II have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. S.L. Benfica II dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the Portugal. Segunda Liga’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

S.L. Benfica II are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about S.L. Benfica II and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in S.L. Benfica II’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Oliveirense are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Oliveirense took a point away from S.L. Benfica II (1-1 draw).

Notably, S.L. Benfica II’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. S.L. Benfica II have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Portugal. Segunda Liga away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Oliveirense, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Oliveirense getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Oliveirense are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), S.L. Benfica II hold the best away record in the Portugal. Segunda Liga (W8 D2 L1). Oliveirense’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with S.L. Benfica II’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the S.L. Benfica IIns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 S.L. Benfica II win at 15/2 with bet365.

Football tips – S.L. Benfica II vs Oliveirense – Portugal

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