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BEN vs RIO Dream11 Prediction, Portuguese League Players Stats, Match Of The Day, 2 March

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BEN vs RIO Dream11 : Benfica will be back in action later tonight as they play hosts to Rio Ave at the Estadio da Luz. Talking about the standings, Benfica are currently in at 4th with 39 points and will be looking to for redemption after crashing out of Europe recently. Rio Ave, on the other hand are in at 10th with 22 points, and have been more towards the inconsistent side of things in the season so far. However, both sides do have some quality players up their ranks who can have a say in the game ahead. With that being said, here is the BEN vs RIO Dream11 Match Prediction that could assist the users in gathering some useful points.

BEN vs RIO Dream 11 Prediction:
First Step:
Recent Form, Position and Records

A look at both teams form could give the user a hindsight as to which team they could invest more in when it comes to selecting players.

Benfica: Benfica have been regarded as one of the most decorated clubs in Portugal, but have been a bit hot and cold this season. They are on the back of a few draws and a big defeat to Arsenal in the Europa League as they look to bounce back through a positive result.

Rio Ave: Rio Ave have ben quite inconsistent lately and will have a stern test against the hosts Benfica. They did manage to secure back to back wins over Tondela and Vitoria SC, but recently endured defeat to Famalicao.

BEN vs RIO Dream11 Football Match
Benfica | Rio Ave
Games: 20 | 20
Wins: 11 | 5
Draws: 6 | 7
Defeats: 3 | 8

Portuguese League Table: Benfica are currently in at 4th with 39 points, while, Rio Ave find themselves in at 10th with 22 points to their names.

Portuguese League Live: Unfortunately, there are no official broadcasters for the Portuguese League in India.

Benfica vs Rio Ave Dream11 Prediction Football Today Match Team News:

Second Step: Injuries, Suspensions or Players Availability

One of the most important elements to consider before formulating a team is to keep a check on a players availability/ unavailability.

Benfica Team News

  • Jardel and Andre Almeida are ruled out due to injury.
  • Nicolas Otamendi is serving suspension and misses out here as well.

Rio Ave Team News

  • Junio, Nikola Jambor and Andre Pereira are on the sidelines due to injury.
  • Ivo Pinto and Fabio Coentrao are also in doubt to start for the visitors.

Host: Benfica
Visitors: Rio Ave
Match Timing: 2 March, 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Estadio da Luz

Third Step: Looking at the players’ statistics throughout the season could be of big help.

Benfica: Here are some of the key players from Benfica’s camp.

Alejandro Grimaldo has impressed at the back, as well as while pushing forward for Benfica. Grimaldo has two goals, four assists and also has a pass accuracy of 84.2% from 17 appearances this season.

Haris Seferovic can prove to be the danger man from Benfica’s end. The 29-year-old has eight goals and three assists from 17 appearances in the league this season.

Darwin Nunez has impressed in the final third region for Benfica. Nunez has four goals and six assists from 19 appearances in the league this season

Everton has also been one of the standouts for Benfica from attacking midfield. The Brazilian international has three goals, four assists and also has a pass accuracy of 84% from 18 appearances in the league this season.

Rio Ave: Here are some of the key players from Rio Ave’s end.

Carlos Mane will have a role to play in the forward line for Rio Ave. Mane has four goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 77% from 19 appearances in the league this season.

Gelson Dala has bagged two goals, and has four assists under his belt from 19 appearances in the league this season for Rio Ave. He is expected to start here.

Rafael Camacho has proved to be pivotal in recent times for Rio Ave. Camacho has two goals and has a pass accuracy 73% from four appearances in the league this season.

Fourth Step: A look at the possible lineup from both teams could hand the users with a hindsight of the players most likely he/she could opt form while formulating a combined eleven.

Benfica Starting XI (likely)
Goalkeeper- Leite
Defenders- Grimaldo, Vertonghen, Verissimo, Goncalves
Midfielders- Everton, Weigl, Pizzi, Rafa
Forwards- Nunez, Seferovic

Rio Ave Starting XI (likely)
Goalkeeper- Kieszek
Defenders- Pinto, Borevkovic, Santos, Amaral
Midfielders- Pele, Augusto, Geraldes
Forwards- Camacho, Dala, Mane

BEN vs RIO Dream11 Teams Prediction:

Suggested Teams: Based on the above mentioned details, you can shape up teams of your own.

Team 1
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)

Team 2
Goalkeeper- H Leite
Defenders- A Santos, I Pinto, L Verissimi, A Grimaldo (vc)
Midfielders- Pele G, F Augusto, E Soares (c)
Forwards- C Mane, L Waldschmidt, H Seferovic

Today Match Prediction:

Benfica do have ample quality in their respective squad to get the win, and the Today Match Prediction odds are in their favor.

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