Benfica vs Sporting CP Predictions and Tips

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Match preview and best betting tip:

In a new edition of the oldest and most historic “derby” in Lisbon, the forecast is for a match in which the two teams fit together tactically for some time, but where Benfica ends up improving over time. Despite the great defensive cohesion of Sporting, the previous days of the visit to the rival are a celebration for the conquest of the title and the coach Amorim will have difficulties to prepare this exit in the best way, even from a physical point of view.

Betting tip

Benfica to Win

Odd 1.82

Prediction

Benfica and Sporting meet at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica, in a match for the 33rd round of the Primeira Liga. In the last head-to-head meeting between these teams in this competition, on 02-01-2021, Sporting CP won at home by (1-0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 07-25-2020, in a match for the Primeira Liga, Benfica finished by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Carlos Vinícius (88 ‘) and H. Seferović (28’) for Benfica and A. Šporar (69 ‘) for Sporting.

Benfica analysis

After 21 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in 3rd position, with 70 points won. In the last match, they beat Nacional by (1‑3), after having drawn (1‑1) at home, against Porto in the previous match. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Benfica has 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, having won 21 points out of 30 possible. In their home matches there are some frequent scorers: at half-time 1‑0 (8 out of 16 matches) and at the end of match 2‑0 (6 out of 16 matches). His attack has scored regularly, having scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency to score goals, since 14 of the last 16 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 32 games in this competition he suffered the first goal on 8 occasions but managed to overcome the score in 4.

Benfica reaches the penultimate round of the Liga NOS with the 3rd place mathematically confirmed and still dreaming of the vice-leadership, an objective that does not depend only on the “eagles”. In third place, the team led by Jorge Jesús follows with 70 points, 10 above Braga and four behind FC Porto. The season has been well below the expectations of the Reds, who returned to their victories last Tuesday, after a draw in the “classic” with FC Porto (1-1), which ended up savoring defeat. In the visit to Nacional da Madeira (1-3), the Benfica team did not even perform well, they had a terrible first half (where they conceded the goal just in the 8th minute), but managed to recover near the end, with three goals in 12 minutes (goal against Pedrão, at 78 ‘, and a double by young Gonçalo Ramos, at 80’ and 86 ‘).

Sporting CP analysis

The visiting team is currently in 1st place, with 82 points won, after 25 wins and 7 draws. In the penultimate match, they won away from Rio Ave by (0‑2). In the last match, they beat Boavista at home by (1‑0).

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 16 away matches. In matches played away there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 minutes 0‑1 (7 out of 16 matches) and at the end of the match 0‑2 (6 out of 16 matches). Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths, as he has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and his offense has scored regularly, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games of this competition. This is a team that many times scores first: they opened the scoring in 27 of their last 32 Premier League games, of those 27 they reached the break with an advantage in 18 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 22. In 32 games for the First League, he suffered the first goal 4 times but managed to turn the scoreboard in 3. There are 1 outstanding periods in the last 16 games played as a visitor to this competition: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals between minutes ( 31’-45) ‘).

Sporting comes to this penultimate day as a result of the celebrations and celebrations for the conquest of the title of national champion, which escaped him 19 years ago. Owner of an absolutely remarkable route and superior to that of its rivals, the team led by coach Rúben Amorim now seeks to finish the League undefeated, a record that would remain engraved in memories. At the top of the table, Sporting continues with 82 points, eight above FC Porto and 12 above Benfica. The mathematical confirmation of a title that had been planned for several weeks took place last Tuesday, with the victory of the “lions” in the reception to Boavista (1-0, goal by Paulinho, at 36 ‘), in a match where Sporting was clearly superior and ended up wasting several occasions that would have allowed them to arrive more relaxed at the end of the game.

Betting tip

Benfica to Win

Odd 1.82

1.96 1.98 1.9

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