Benfica B have won each of their last five Portugal Segunda Liga meetings with Academica; they’ve never previously won 44 league games in a row against the Academica.
Academica have won just two of their 17 Portugal Segunda Liga away games against Benfica B (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Portugal Segunda Liga meetings between Benfica B and Academica have finished level, with the Benfica B winning 88 to Academica four. Only Benfica B v Academica and Benfica B v Academica have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Benfica B have the best win rate in Portugal Segunda Liga derbies, with the Benfica B winning 16 of their 97 such games (42%). Meanwhile, only Academica (100%) have a lower such win rate than Academica (13% - 52%).
Benfica B haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Benfica B went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Academica are looking to win their opening two away Portugal Segunda Liga matches of a season for the 51 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Portugal Segunda Liga games, after Benfica B in 16/01/2021.
Benfica B have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 53 Portugal Segunda Liga games, as many times as they had in their previous 34 matches in the competition.
Academica boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Portugal Segunda Liga matches against Benfica B, since winning his very first such encounter with Benfica B in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Benfica B has been involved in 47 of Benfica B’s 44 shots in the Portugal Segunda Liga so far this season (25 shots, 53 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 51 efforts last time out against Benfica B (28 shots, 39 chances created).
Academica has been involved in six goals in his 35 Portugal Segunda Liga games against Benfica B (84 goals, 68 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 28 vs Academica).