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On January 26, Capital do Móvel Stadium (Paços de Ferreira) will host the match of the 20th round of the Liga Portugal, in which Paços de Ferreira will compete with Benfica. The battle will start at 21:15 CET.
Paços de Ferreira
The club makes breakthroughs periodically. It got into the cup final or achieved the maximum result in the Primeira 10 years ago – the 3rd place (that also allowed the team to try itself in the Champions League qualification, where, to tell the truth, there were no chances in the struggle with Zenit). Still, it was impossible to overcome the higher mentioned result. At the same time, the previous season brought the 5th position in the elite division, which was also a pretty good position... Taking into account everything the club has reached, the failure of the current championship seems to be too painful. There were only a couple of draws in the first 14 rounds. In January, the team achieved one more draw in the match with Chaves and a long-awaited away 1-0 win in the battle with Rio Ave. The team was good enough with Braga, but the opponent “snatched” the victory in the last attack of the match.
The team took the title a long time ago, in 2019. Then, the results worsened, despite the signing up the contracts with the star newcomers and the invitation of such a status coach as Jorge Jesus. The previous season brought only the 3rd place of the Primeira. As a result, there is no surprise that a new coach, Roger Schmidt, appeared in Lisbon in the summer. Under the rule of the German specialist, the team managed to add in the game at the inner arena, without losing the tempo in the international competition (there, in the Champions League, the Portuguese club reached the play-offs again). “The Eagles” had not lost at all in the national championship until December 31. A great series was immediately abrupt by a 0-3 defeat in the battle with Braga. Then, the team lost points one more time, finishing the derby with Sporting with a 2-2 draw. The previous round was pretty positive – “Santa Clara” was defeated with a 3-0 score.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Benfica has got 100% statistics in the matches with this modest opponent. Although in August it beat Paços de Ferreira minimally, with a 3-2 score.
Bookmakers believe that Benfica will be able to get a confident victory again. We bet on the victory of the grandee with “a -2.0 goal handicap” (odd: 2.07).
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