Chaves vs Benfica – After playing Gil Vicente to a scoreless draw in the previous Primeira Liga fixture, Chaves will get the nod to start this match.

Chaves possessed 40% of the possession in that game and made 16 efforts on goal, scoring on five of them. Gil Vicente had 15 shots total, four of which were on goal.

In their last six games, Vtor Campelos’ Chaves have scored six goals. In those contests, they have given up a total of six goals.

Benfica will be looking to avenge their Champions League loss to Inter Milan last time out by winning this match. In that game, Benfica had 58% of the possession and 2 of their 12 shots on goal were successful.

Inter Milan had 9 shots at goal at the opposite end, with 4 of those being successful. Romelu Lukaku and Nicol Barella both scored goals for Inter Milan.

We’ve got goals 21 times in the last 6 games where Benfica sent out their troops, resulting in an average of 3.5 goals per match, demonstrating their involvement in high-scoring contests. Six of those goals have been scored by opposition teams.

Chaves vs Benfica – Betting Analysis

These games have been disappointments for Chaves, according to an examination of their head-to-head records going back to 24/02/2017.

They have been unable to win any games at all since Benfica has been simply too strong for them, winning 83% of the games they have played.

Between the two teams, 21 goals were scored in this time frame, with Chaves scoring 3, and Benfica scoring 18. That equals 3.5 goals per game on average.

The two teams’ most recent league encounter took place on Match Day 11 of the Primeira Liga on October 29, 2022, with Benfica defeating Chaves 5-0.

At that point, Benfica had 65% of the ball and made 18 shots on goal, 9 of which were successful. David Neres (2′), Lex Grimaldo (9′), Gonçalo Ramos (37′), Petar Musa (80′), and Rafa Silva (92′) scored the goals.

On the other side, Chaves had seven shots directed at the goal, and two of those shots were successful. The role of the official was played by Lus Godinho.

Due to an otherwise strong group of players, there are just one or two selection difficulties for Chaves’s manager Vtor Campelos to worry about: fitness. Jonny Arriba (Unknown Injury) is no longer eligible to play.

Roger Schmidt, the manager of Benfica, is currently dealing with fewer team alternatives. There won’t be any names on the team sheet for Mihailo Risti (hamstring injury), Alexander Bah (knee injury), Gonçalo Guedes (meniscal injury), and Julian Draxler (ankle surgery).

Given the strengths and weaknesses of these two sides, we believe that Benfica will likely control most of the possession and should score on several of their chances.

In contrast, Chaves might have trouble scoring their own goals, however we think they might end up scoring at least once.

 What are the top odds for this match?

Looking at the bookies’ prices on the WDW market, a victory for Chaves is best priced at 9.6, a bet on the draw is 5.65 and betting on the winning team to be Benfica comes in at 1.3. Those are the top bets on offer as of now.

Chaves vs Benfica – Head -to- Head

Chaves vs Benfica
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Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

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