League: Portuguese Primeira Liga
Nacional – Benfica
Pick: Benfica Over 2.5 Team Goals


  • Nacional have just one win in their last 13 games and are bottom of Primeira Liga.
  • Benfica have lost just one of their last 15 games and are in third place.
  • Benfica have won seven of the last eight meetings between the two sides.

Benfica to condemn Nacional to relegation

Benfica travel to Nacional knowing they need to pick up all three points to keep their chances of a top two finish alive as well as relegate their opponents.

Nacional are bottom of the league and have one win in their last 13 games. Another loss here would relegate them to Segunda Liga with just two games left to play. They’ve conceded the most goals in the league this season at almost two a game and will need to shore up their defence quickly to retain their Primeira Liga status.

Benfica are currently in third place, four points behind Porto in the race for Champions League qualification. They have just one loss in their last 15 games and look very confident in their play at the moment.

Seven of the last eight matches between these two sides have ended in favour of Benfica and they’ve managed to score 32 goals in that time. We’re backing Benfica to keep that great run going and score over 2.5 goals in this game. It should end up being a comprehensive victory for the visitors and we’re forecasting a 3-0 win.