Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Benfica will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Boavista and Braga when they take on Maritimo at Estadio dos Barreiros on Matchday 8. The Eagles are determined to regain the Primeira Liga trophy, but they need to get back on course as soon as possible if they are to meet the goal. Benfica boss Jorge Jesus rested all first-team regulars in the Taca de Portugal win over Paredes, but he is going to field the best possible side against Maritimo.
Otamendi returns to contention following his suspension in the Europa League, while Nunez, Taarabt, and Weigl have been tested positive for coronavirus. Maritimo suffered a dip in form, with the team collecting only one point in total from the previous four league fixtures, and even though Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus has some selection worries, away win should be considered.
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