POR vs BEN Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Complete mismatch on our hands today with the league leaders taking on bottom of the point tally Portimonense.
Despite emerging with just the solitary win in their last five encounters in the Primeira Liga 2019-20, Benefica find themselves currently occupying top spot in the points tally. Although its by the smallest of margins with the barest of goal differences seeing them edge out Porto, the league leaders will be least concerned about the manner in which they occupy top spot.
However, what the extremely feather thin difference does is make every tie in the league for Benefica a must win one now. The side can’t afford to slip up at any stage in a title battle which is turning out to be an extremely competitive and feisty affair.
The side’s rise to first position has been more so owing to Porto’s demise rather than Benefica’s own rampant brand of football. The team raked up its third successive draw the last time around, a drab show of attacking football which saw the team be curbed 0-0 by Tondela.
Mustering up only their third win in the league the last time around after downing Gil Vicente 1-0, Portimonense showed that there is still a glimmer of a chance of them remaining in the league this season. However, the side’s bid to claw its spot out of the bottom 2 is going to flounder today with Benefica making for way too superior an opposition, a side which will serve them a real thrashing.
Probable Playing 11
- David will be sitting this one out for Benefica owing to his ongoing injury problem.
D Cesar, JA Crispim, H Gomes, A Henrique, R Fernandes, Lourency, Y Baraye, B Kraev, V Carvallho, S Lima, Z Naidji
Odisseas Vlachodimos, Alejandro Grimaldo, Nuno Tavares, Tomas Tavares, Carlos Vinicius, Rafa, Chiquinho, Andreas Samaris, Haris Seferovic, Pizzi, Jota
Primeira Liga 2019-20
Match: Portimonense Vs Benefica
Date And Time: 10th June, Wednesday- 11:45pm IST
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão
- Dener: 4 Goals
- Carlos Vinicius: 15 Goals, 4 Assists
Portimonense Vs Gil Vicente: 1-0
Benefica Vs Tondela: 0-0
POR vs BEN Dream11 Picks
Odisseas Vlachodimos from Benefica was an instant pick for us as the shot stopper for the imminent encounter. The goal-keeper has truly hammered down his spot as the most sublime goal-keeper in the league, a player under whose tutelage, Benefica have emerged as the most measly defence.
Having shipped in a mere 2 goals in their last four encounters including the two cleansheets in the same time period, there is nothing that can underplay how sensational Benfica have been defensively. With extremely pleasing to the eye displays, the side has let in a meagre 14 goals all season long, laying down a marker with their judicious performances.
Where they have formed for such a pristine defence, their opposition on the other hand has managed to scrounge its way towards a sorry 17 goals in the league. It’s a narrative which clearly emotes towards a cleansheet for Benefica, one which sees us indulge in Ruben Dias, Alejandro Grimaldo and Andre Magalhaes Almeida.
On the other hand, with the goals having dried up for Benefica and given his affinity for scoring, three goal man Jadson Cristiano will be our pick from the side.
His 14 goals and the 8 assists to go with them have been at the forefront of Benefica’s unbridled success when it comes to piling on the goals this season. The side has scored the most at 52 due to Pizzi, a player who has established himself firmly as the foremost expert in the side’s attacking docket.
He’s been provided unequivocal service from the other end in the form of Rafa Silva to see us nail down this duo from the side for the tie. From the home team on the other hand we have their top scorer with the four goals, Dener Gomes represent us alongside Aylton Boa-Morte who has the three goals and four assists with the two amounting for over 50% of the side’s goals in between them.
Sitting atop of Benefica’s scoring ranks in the ongoing edition with a staggering 15 goals in his artillery, Carlos Vinicius was going to go nowhere for us today. Elsewhere, with Tabata having provided two assists for Portimonense this season, we will become the lone pick from the side in this facet.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Pizzi’s hand in 22 goals for his side see us make him our captain while Dias is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Odisseas, Dias, Grimaldo, Andre, Cristiano, Gomes, Pizzi, Silva, Aylton, Tabata, Vinicius
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