On January 10, Estadio da Varzim will host the 1/8 final match of the Portuguese Cup, in which Varzim will meet with Benfica. The start of the fight is scheduled for 21:45 European time.
The team represents the “big” Porto and is considered one of the oldest countries. It was founded at the end of 1915. However, there are no special achievements, with a long history. It was just over 2 decades in Primeira. But last season, the Sea Wolves were relegated to the 3rd division of the country. There, however, the club naturally goes in the group of leaders – but, again, there is no question of any dominance. In the Cup on the account of “Varzim” there was a passage of a certain “San Juan de Ver”. And then everything was decided there by a single goal in the 1st half. But even this turned out to be enough to get the opportunity to host the national flagship on their field. It will definitely be possible to make good money on this, and this will not hurt the budget of the “sea wolves”.
The club, after 2019 and the 37th league title, had several unsuccessful years. Last season, even after changing the mentor (the fans were pleased with the resignation of Jorge Jesus), they finished with another 3rd place. To finally fix this, Roger Schmidt was called in the summer. And he gave excellent results with new wards, starting the Primeira draw with 12 wins and a draw in 13 rounds … But before the New Year, the Eagles shocked everyone, “burning out” 0-3 “Braga” on the road. Let’s also note the sale of Enzo Fernandez – they made great money on the young world champion from Argentina, but who will change him? With “Portimonense” we barely won, due to a single early goal.
Incredibly, Varzim has 2 wins in 3 last matches with Benfica. But after the cup confrontation in 2007, the clubs no longer intersected.
Bookmakers consider Benfica to be the favorite. It is really much stronger – we are waiting for the victory of the guests from Lisbon with a handicap of “-1.5 goals” with a coefficient of – 1.82 from Parimatch.