Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Benfica will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Moreirense when they take on Arouca in the first home game of the season. The Eagles are seen as hot favourites to beat the newcomers at home ground, but they can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s football match. Midfielder Diogo Goncalves is banned for the hosts, while all Seferovic, Pinho, and Almeida are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Talented attacker Goncalo Ramos, on the other hand, should be fit to face Arouca. The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Estoril, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing side. In their last meeting in the Portuguese top flight Benfica outplayed Arouca 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Alex Grimaldo):
Alex Grimaldo is a Spanish footballer who plays for Portuguese side Benfica as a left back. Born in Valencia on September 20, 1995, Grimaldo started his youth career at his hometown club FC Valencia, but in 2008 Barcelona scouts brought him to Camp Nou.
The 171-cm-tall footballer scored six goals in 92 appearances for Barca B before joining Primeira Liga club Benfica in the winter of 2015. Alex Grimaldo made his debut with the Eagles on January 26, 2016 in a 6-1 win at Moreirense in the Taca da Liga. Speaking of his Primeira Liga debut, Grimaldo played his first league game for Benfica on February 29, 2016 in a 2-0 win over Uniao Leiria.
The Benfica defender has two caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a left winger as well.