A run of one win in five games has seen Benfica slip down to fourth in the Primeira Liga standings, nine points behind league leaders Sporting Lisbon.Indeed, the Eagles will head into Friday’s match at the Estadio da Luz just four points above opponents Guimaraes in the standings, while the visitors also have a game in hand.Guimaraes’ form has been in stark contrast to Benfica’s of late, as they have won six and lost just one of their last eight league games to emerge as genuine contenders for Champions League qualification.Taking this analysis into consideration,I predict a big win for Victoria.prediction: Victoria to win 2-1
Maritimo vs Sporting Lisbon
Sporting sit four points clear at the top of the Primeira Liga standings and they are unbeaten in their 16 matches to date, winning 13 of those games.Nine of those victories have been to nil, with Ruben Amorim’s side boasting by far and away the best defence in the division, as they have conceded just nine goals.Only four of those goals have been let in on their travels, with Sporting remaining unbeaten away from home in the league, winning seven of their eight games to date.This tells us that Lisbon are in a better position to win big at full time
Fortuna Sittard vs Heracles
Fortuna Sittard currently sit second in the Eredivisie form table over the last 10 games, winning seven and losing just two of those matches.Only Ajax have accumulated more points than Sjors Ultee’s team over that time, while they are also the fourth highest scorers in the division over the same period, netting in nine of those 10 games.Taking this factors into consideration, I am backing up BTTS at full time.prediction: both team to score.
Fiorentina vs Inter Milan
Fiorentina have arguably underachieved so far this season, but their form has improved of late, particularly on home soil, as they are unbeaten in six Serie A matches at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.However, four of those matches have ended all-square and only Torino have drawn more home games in Serie A this season than La Viola.Draws have also been a familiar theme for Inter on the road, as no team has shared the spoils on their travels more than the Nerazzurri in Serie A this season, with each of their last two league games on the road ending all-square.prediction: draw at full time
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