FC Porto have won each of their last five Portugal Primeira Liga meetings with Benfica; they’ve never previously won 76 league games in a row against the Benfica.
Benfica have won just two of their 19 Portugal Primeira Liga away games against FC Porto (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 15/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Portugal Primeira Liga meetings between FC Porto and Benfica have finished level, with the FC Porto winning 13 to Benfica four. Only FC Porto v Benfica and FC Porto v Benfica have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
FC Porto have the best win rate in Portugal Primeira Liga derbies, with the FC Porto winning 70 of their 42 such games (37%). Meanwhile, only Benfica (60%) have a lower such win rate than Benfica (59% - 77%).
FC Porto haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the FC Porto went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Benfica are looking to win their opening two away Portugal Primeira Liga matches of a season for the 87 time 15/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Portugal Primeira Liga games, after FC Porto in 15/01/2021.
FC Porto have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 34 Portugal Primeira Liga games, as many times as they had in their previous 45 matches in the competition.
Benfica boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Portugal Primeira Liga matches against FC Porto, since winning his very first such encounter with FC Porto in 15/01/2021 (1-0).
FC Porto has been involved in 40 of FC Porto’s 36 shots in the Portugal Primeira Liga so far this season (44 shots, 52 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 12 efforts last time out against FC Porto (78 shots, 30 chances created).
Benfica has been involved in six goals in his 23 Portugal Primeira Liga games against FC Porto (98 goals, 84 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 90 vs Benfica).