Thanks to Braga's brilliant performance in the 3-0 derby victory, Benfica's lead over their nearest rivals is now just 3 points. It's true that Benfica has had somewhat worse results lately, but I'm sure that they will want to prove to the rest of the league that the loss was just a fluke. That mentioned defeat against Braga was the first defeat after 14 rounds in the league, which only speaks of the quality that Benfica possesses. They have a great team made up of players like Rafa Silva, Goncalo Ramos, Joao Mario and many other very high quality players. Today's game is very important for them, because in case of an unfavorable result, they would put themselves in a big problem. And it can really be said that they have reason to be optimistic before the duel with today's rival. During the season, Benfica recorded its best results precisely on the home field. Looking at the last 5 competitive games at home, Benfica have won all 5, including that great 4-3 win against Juventus. In each of those matches, Benfica scored at least two goals and I think that will be the case in this match as well.
Portimonense is a team from the middle of the table that plays according to its capabilities and the management can be satisfied with the position the team occupies. This is a team that plays very careful football without too much ambition in the offensive, 13 goals in 14 games perhaps speaks best. Lately, the team has recorded some rather bad results in games where it was certainly not expected. In the last 5 games, they have only one victory, and that was against the last-placed team of the second division of Portugal. They lost the other 4 games with only two goals scored. They lost to Nacional with 2-0, also a team from the second division, and on their home field they experienced a 3-0 defeat by Gil Vicente, a team that will lead a big fight for survival. Recently, Portimonense has been allowing a large number of goals to their opponents, without an adequate response in attack. If Benfica scores a goal in time in this match, I am not sure that we can expect a quick response from the guests. One slightly worse game must not be a measure of the quality of this Benfica team and I am quite sure that the players will want to prove it to everyone in today's match with a convincing victory.
波蒂莫内塞是一支来自积分榜中游的球队，他们发挥自己的能力，管理层对球队的位置感到满意。这是一支踢得非常谨慎的球队，在进攻上没有太多的野心，14场比赛13球也许是最好的说明。最近，这支球队在意料之外的比赛中取得了一些相当糟糕的成绩。在过去的5场比赛中，他们只取得了一场胜利，那就是对阵排名倒数第一的葡萄牙队。他们输掉了其他4场比赛，只进了2球。他们以0 - 2输给了同样来自乙级联赛的国家队，在他们的主场，他们以0 - 3输给了吉尔维森特，一支将为生存而战的球队。最近，波蒂莫内塞给了对手大量的进球，在进攻中没有足够的回应。如果本菲卡在这场比赛中及时进球，我不确定我们能期待客人们的快速反应。一场稍微差一点的比赛不能用来衡量本菲卡的实力，我很确定球员们会在今天的比赛中用一场令人信服的胜利向所有人证明这一点。