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Benfica and Maritimo take on each other in the Portugal League Cup Final; with Benfica looking to complete a domestic treble with victor in this game.

Portugal League Cup
Benfica AH-1.5 to beat Maritimo @ 1.83 (Betfair) – 2.5 points
Benfica to beat Maritimo  @ 1.83 (Betfair) – 2.5 points (#INPLAYMAGIC)

Benfica played Maritimo last week in the final game of the Portugal League and smashed Maritimo by the score of 4-1 which sets up as a preview for this final in the League Cup Final. They have relied for most of the campaign on the goal scoring exploits of Jonas and Lima to help propel them to the league title. It saw Jonas hit 20 goals and Lima hit 19 goals this campaign; to make them the best attacking duo in the league. Adding Salvio and Talisca who chipped in with 8 goals each, makes them an even deadlier team coming into this game. While Salvio hobbled of injured in their game last week, Jonas and Lima score 2 goals each to see them comfortably beat Maritimo.

Maritimo have boosted their way to 9th spot in the league with some good performances over the last 45 days, with their only defeat during that time coming against opponents Benfica last week. Maritimo has historically struggled against Benfica that has seen them beat their opponents only once in their last 9 attempts with all but 2 of those games having a crushing victory by Benfica by a margin of 2 goals or more.

Considering the current form of Benfica and need and want to complete this domestic double, I expect them to win quite comfortably tonight.


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