Football Bet of the Day: I fear for Feirense

Kostas Mitroglou has found his form at Benfica
Kostas Mitroglou has found his form at Benfica

After a week of ups and downs, Kev's hoping to sign off in style with a winner from Portugal...


"Benfica have won 15 of their last 25 league games by at least two goals, and this is newly-promoted Feirense's biggest test of the season."

Back Benfica -1.5 & -2.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.845/6

Benfica v Feirense
Sunday October 02, 16:00
Live on Betfair Live Video

It's annoying when you have a party and not all of the guests show up. Chicharito scored in Bayer Leverkusen's 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund last night, but the profligacy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped to leave us two goals short of where we needed to be.

We'll round off a topsy-turvy week in Portugal, as the champions Benfica take on newly-promoted Feirense in Lisbon. Benfica were taken to the cleaners by Napoli in midweek, and I suspect their unheralded opponents may feel the backlash today.

Feirense only finished third in the second division last term, but they have made a decent start to life in the top flight, winning three and losing three of their first six games. This is their first game against one of the big three, and their wins to date have come against Estoril, Tondela and Boavista, who are all in the bottom seven.

Rui Vitoria's Benfica have dropped just two points so far this season, and four of their five wins have been by a two-goal margin. Greek international striker Kostas Mitroglou was an enigma at Fulham who failed to justify a huge price tag. However, he has thrived in Portugal, scoring 19 league goals last term, and netting three goals in four league appearances this season.

This is Feirense's biggest test so far, and it's not unreasonable to suggest they may suffer a heavy defeat. If we back the hosts -1.5 & -2.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.845/6, we get a half-win if the champions win by two goals, and a full winner if they win by three or more. Benfica have won 15 of their last 25 league games by two goals or more.


Recommended Bet

Back Benfica -1.5 & -2.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.845/6


2016 P/L (1 pt per bet)

Points Staked: 147

Points Returned: 148.15

P/L: +1.15 points

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