Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Buoyed by an amazing win over Ajax in the Champions League last 16, Benfica will look to cement their spot in top three when they face Estoril in the Primeira Liga round 27. The Eagles failed to win the domestic trophy, but they saved the season by booking their place in the CL quarter-finals. Benfica are high on spirits ahead of Sunday’s clash, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered.
The likes of Pinho, Verissimo, and Seferovic miss out with injuries, while Ukraine international Yaremchuk is pushing for a start. The Canaries, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Portimonense. Estoril have been impressive at the back of late, but preventing Benfica from scoring at Estadio da Luz is easier said than done. The good news for the visitors is that defender Raul Silva is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Jan Vertonghen):
After spending four years at Ajax, in 2006 Jan Vertonghen signed a loan deal with RKC Waalwijk. The left-footed defender spent one season at Mandemakers Stadion and he returned to Ajax for the 2007/2008 season. The highly rated footballer, who is capable of playing as both centre back and left back, signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 8 July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Premier League outfit ever since.
The Belgian defender scored four goals for the Spurs in the 2012/2013 Premier League season and he made 34 league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit back then. In the 2015/2016 season Jan Vertonghen and his teammates were producing brilliant displays with Tottenham, but the Spurs eventually finished the campaign in third place in the standings.
Speaking of his international career, Vertonghen made it to both World Cup (2014) and Euro (2016) quarter-finals with the Belgian national team. Jan was born on 24 April, 1987 and his shirt number is 5.