Great game in perspective between two teams with a lot of quality despite both being at different times. Rio Ave in the last two games for Liga NOS, won one game and lost the other one. Benfica in the last 2 games drew both games.
Rio Ave is going through a good moment, especially in terms of sports performance, and will create many difficulties for Benfica. Rio Ave is currently in the fight for the Europa League and needs to earn points in these games to continue to dream of that goal. At the offensive level, it is a team with a lot of offensive variability, both creating danger through possession of the ball, as well as creating danger in counterattacks. This team has players with very different characteristics, which gives them this offensive variability. There are fast players like Carlos Mané and Nuno Santos, but there are also good decision players like Piazon, Diego Lopes, and Taremi. The weak point in this team’s defensive level is to allow against attacks on opponents and it may be here that Benfica might surprise Rio Ave. Especially because Benfica has players who could take advantage of this weak point, mainly through the speed of Rafa. Matheus Reis is back after having played a punishment game. Possible eleven: Kieszek, Matheus Reis, Aderllan Santos, Borevkovic, Nelson Monte, Carlos Mané, Filipe Augusto, Musrati, Nuno Santos, Diego Lopes, and Taremi.
Benfica urgently needs to return to the victory road to recover the confidence and motivation that the team is so lacking at the moment. Benfica is in the worst phase of the season, both in terms of results and sports performance. There are already talks about the dismissal of Bruno Lage (Benfica coach) and the fans are not helping the team, they threw stones at the team bus and vandalized the houses of the players and the coach with threatening phrases written on the walls. Benfica is currently one of the worst teams in the league in terms of sports performance and in this game, they will be able to maintain that trend. In addition to all these problems, Benfica will be without André Almeida (starting eleven), Grimaldo (starting eleven), and center-back Jardel. Possible eleven: Vlachodimos, Tomás Tavares, Nuno Tavares, Ferro, Ruben Dias, Gabriel, Weigl, Rafa, Pizzi, Chiquinho, and Vinicius.
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