Tip Chaves - Benfica Lisbon
Chaves have an uphill task ahead of them when they take on champions Benfica in their Portuguese top flight clash on Monday 14th August with hosts Chaves having lost their opening game against Vitoria Guimaraes while Benfica hit Sporting Braga. This will be the 13th meeting between the two sides and heading to the game, Chaves have three wins, a loss and a draw in their last five matches. Playing at home, they are unbeaten in their last six matches. The past five home matches have yielded four wins and a draw, with the team scoring 10 goals and conceding just once. They have six wins in the last 10 at home and have lost just twice in their last 22 home matches. Benfica had a poor preseason but head to the game in good form, having won both their opening competitive matches – their league opener and the Super Cup clash against Guimaraes. They go into this game on three losses and two wins in their last five matches and playing away from home, they are on a three – match winless run. They have two losses, a win and two draws in their last five away matches, having scored six and conceded 10 goals in the process. Benfica have won four of their last 10 away matches and have beaten Chaves in each of the last six meetings. Head to head, the teams have met 12 times and Chaves have only won once while Benfica have 11 wins.
Key points Chaves - Benfica Lisbon
Chaves have six wins in 10 home matches.
Benfica have four wins in the last 10 away matches.
Chaves have suffered just two home losses in the last 22 matches.
Conclusion Chaves - Benfica Lisbon
Benfica head to this game with the least attractive form even though they have been the dominant in the two teams’ previous meetings. They meet a Chaves side that has lost just twice in their last 22 matches but Benfica will be betting on their run of six straight wins over Chaves in the last six meetings. Despite heading to the game on a weaker footing, Benfica will still be favorites in this games.