BEN vs RIO Dream11: As the Portuguese League goes on in full swing it will be Benfica that plays hosts to Rio Ave up next at Estadio da Luz. Talking about the standings, Benfica are currently in at the 4th spot with 39 points on board. They recently crashed out of the Europa League through a defeat to Arsenal and will be looking to redeem themselves domestically. Meanwhile, Rio Ave, are in at 10th with 22 points to their names and have been more towards the inconsistent side of things. Before their defeat to Famalicao, Rio Ave were on the back of wins over Tondeala and Vitoria SC. They will also look to bounce back on a positive note, and it could turn out to be an intriguing affair. With that being said, here is the BEN vs RIO Dream 11 Prediction for the upcoming contest.
Date: 2 March, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Estadio da Luz
Portuguese League Points Table Standings: Benfica are in at 4th with 39 points, while, Rio Ave are 10th in the league with 22 points.
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Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Benfica who have ensured their authority with six straight wins.
BEN vs RIO Prediction BEN vs RIO Starting XI
Injury Report and Unavailability: Jardel and Andre Almeida are ruled out due to injuries. Nicoals Otamendi misses out as a result of suspension.
Expected Changes: Helton Leite should be starting in at goal, while, Grimaldo, Vertonghen, Verissimo and Goncalves could line up as the back four in defence. Everton, Weigl,, Pizzi and Rafa should continue in the midfield region. Darwin Nunez and Haris Seferovic are expected to lead the attack up front. They can be included to the BEN vs RIO Dream 11 Prediction side.
Benfica Starting XI (likely)
Rio Ave News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Junio, Nikola Jambor and Andre Pereira are on the sidelines due to injury.
Expected Changes: Pawl Kieszek should be starting in between the sticks, while, Pinto, Borevkovic, Santos and Amaral could line up as the back four in defence. Pele, Augusto and Geraldes are expected to occupy in at midfield. Camacho, Dala and Mane are in contention to lead the attack.
Rio Ave Starting XI (likely)
BEN vs RIO Today Match Prediction: Who will win BEN vs RIO Dream11 Match today
Although Benfica have been on the back of a few unfavorable outcomes, they do have enough quality in their locker to get the desired result against Rio Ave. With that being said, the BEN vs RIO Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Benfica to get the win here.
Everton can play a pivotal role in the advanced region for Benfica. The Brazilian international has three goals, four assists and also has a pass accuracy of 84% from 18 appearances in the league this season.
Carlos Mane can pack a punch in the forward line for Rio Ave. Mane has bagged four goals, two assists, and also has a pass accuracy of77% from 19 appearances in the league this season.
Haris Seferovic has bagged eight goals and three assists from 17 appearances in the league this season for Benfica and is expected to start here. He can be added to the BEN vs RIO Dream 11 Team.
Alejando Grimaldo has been one of the standouts at the back as well as while pushing forward. The 25-year-old has two goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 84.2% from 17 appearances this season.
Gelson Dala can pack a punch in the attacking front for Rio Ave. Dala has netted two goals and four assists from 18 appearances in the league this season.
BEN vs RIO Dream11 Teams
Goalkeeper- P Kieszek
Defenders- A Santos, L Verissimi, A Grimaldo, J Vertonghen
Midfielders- F Augusto, E Soares (vc), Pizzi
Forwards- G Dala, D Nunez, H Sefereovic (c)