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Saturday's Primeira Liga predictions including Pacos de Ferreira vs. Benfica

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Saturday's Primeira Liga fixtures, including Pacos de Ferreira vs. Benfica.


Maritimo vs. Farense (Saturday, 3.00pm)

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Maritimo welcome SC Farense to the Estadio dos Barreiros on Saturday, in a crucial game at the bottom of the Primeira Liga table.

The hosts currently sit at the foot of the table, while Farense sit just one point ahead in the relegation playoff place, although either side can move out of the bottom three with a victory on Saturday.

We say: Maritimo 1-1 SC Farense


In what is one of the biggest games at the bottom of the Primeira Liga this season, Saturday's game could definitely go either way as both sides will be desperate for a victory over their rivals in the battle for survival.

On this occasion, we cannot quite separate the sides and are predicting a draw due to each team being slightly too fearful of a defeat to fully commit to attacking - a result which does not particularly benefit either outfit.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Boavista vs. Rio Ave (Saturday, 3.30pm)

Jesualdo Ferreira, now in charge of Boavista, pictured in March 2020© Reuters

Boavista host Rio Ave on Saturday, as they look to build on a crucial win last time out which saw them move out of the bottom three of the Primeira Liga table.

The hosts picked up a win over Belenenses last Sunday to move up to 15th spot, while Rio Ave's winless run was extended to three games as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Gil Vicente.

We say: Boavista 2-0 Rio Ave


We see the hosts digging deep to pick up another impressive result on Saturday, as they look to move further away from the drop zone.

Given the situations of the two sides, Boavista have far more to play for, and that extra desire could drive them to what would be another crucial win in their bid to avoid the drop.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Tondela vs. Porto (Saturday, 6.00pm)

Porto head coach Sergio Conceicao pictured on February 17, 2021© Reuters

After a 2-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Chelsea on Wednesday, Porto will look to bounce back with a fifth consecutive league win on Saturday, when they travel to take on Tondela.

With nine games left to play, Os Dragoes sit second in the Primeira Liga table, eight points behind league leaders Sporting Lisbon, while the hosts have moved up to ninth and away from the threat of relegation thanks to an upturn in form.

We say: Tondela 1-2 Porto


The hosts will certainly be no pushovers on Saturday, having put together a decent run of form, but we see Porto coming out with a narrow win with a full squad available to pick from.

With the battle for second spot hearing up, Conceicao's side need to ensure they keep winning, and they should have enough to pick up three crucial points on the road.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Pacos de Ferreira vs. Benfica (Saturday, 8.30pm)

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus in the Europa League on February 18, 2021© Reuters

Benfica will look to record a sixth consecutive league win on Saturday when they travel to the Estadio da Mata Real to take on Pacos de Ferreira.

An upturn in form has seen As Aguias move back up to third spot in the Primeira Liga table, while their hosts remain fifth despite an inconsistent run in recent weeks.

We say: Pacos de Ferreira 0-2 Benfica


As Aguias are building up a head of steam right now, and we see them picking up another fairly dominant victory on Saturday.

The attacking threat of the likes of Seferovic, Pizzi and Waldschmidt should have more than enough to break through the hosts' back line, while their strong defensive run could continue with a seventh consecutive clean sheet in all competitions.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Lisbon33257160194182
2Porto33238270294177
3Benfica33227466264073
4Braga33196853332063
5Pacos de FerreiraPacos de Ferreira34149113840-251
6Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes33127143641-543
7Santa ClaraSanta Clara33127144036443
8MoreirenseMoreirense33913113443-940
9FamalicaoFamalicao331010134045-540
10BelenensesBelenenses33913112531-640
11Gil Vicente33116163240-839
12TondelaTondela34107173555-2037
13Maritimo33105182642-1635
14PortimonensePortimonense3397173441-734
15BoavistaBoavista33712143748-1133
16Rio AveRio Ave33613142339-1631
17SC FarenseFarense33710163144-1331
18Nacional3367202957-2825

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