After suffering back-to-back losses to Porto, Benfica will look to kick off 2022 in style when they host Ferreira to their Estadio da Luz on Matchday 17.
The Eagles are on a three-game winning run at home in all competitions, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win Sunday’s clash.
Captain Andre Almeida serves a one-game ban, while fellow defender Nicolas Otamendi is back from suspension. Key attacker Darwin Nunez faces race against clock to be fit for the match.
Ferreira, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Tondela and Santa Clara.
Os Castores, though, have always been struggling at Estadio da Luz, and given their ten-game losing run to Benfica at the venue, home win should be considered.
Defender Vitorino Antunes is back from suspension, but he is unlikely to prevent Benfica attackers from scoring in Sunday’s Primeira Liga game.
This match will be played on 08/01/2022 at 17:00
Score Prediction: 3-0
Recommended pick: Home Win