Benfica vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisbon).
Benfica is at the top of the table but their recent matches have seen dropping points despite being unbeaten in the campaign. Santa Clara is 29 points behind the host in the table and will have a hard time pushing forward against the home team at Lisbon.
Benfica vs Santa Clara Match preview
Within a gap of their last six fixtures in the league, Benfica has registered only two wins in their overall record, including four straight draws in it.
Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 win on the road against Rio Ave last time out in the campaign.
The host has been letting their defense open in the recent matches as four of their last five matches have seen both teams score in ninety minutes.
However, the Eagles have conceded only 7 goals in their 13 home matches in the league so far. On that note, we can expect the visitors to have a tough time cutting through the host’s defense line.
Santa Clara will not be much of a threat as they have won only one of their prior five fixtures. They are unbeaten in the last four clashes with three draws in it.
The guest will visit after a 1-1 draw at home with Portimonense in their last encounter in the campaign.
The Azoreans have won only 4 of their 13 away fixtures in the league and are winless in the recent three outings in their schedule. Having hardly averaged close to 1 goal per match, the Azorean strikers pose less threat to the host.
The reigning champions will host in hopes to carry on their winning streak from the last match, and it will interest the viewers to see Santa Clara struggle to keep at least a point in the clash.
Benfica vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is undefeated in all their clashes since 1999.
- Their recent two fixtures saw both teams score in each game.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 away win for Eagles.
- The guest has given away three clean sheets in their prior five visits.
Benfica vs Santa Clara Prediction
Benfica is striding with an unbeaten run in the league and enjoys their home ground advantage in the game regarding their form in the campaign.
Besides, the visitors have been winless in their recent outings and things will not favor them in any way.
The home win is with low odds in the game, but combining it with a probability of a high-scoring affair will yield decent returns for the punters. At 1.80 odds, the tip for Benfica to win with over 2.5 goals in total will be the best bet in the clash.
The Eagles have scored 28 goals in their 13 league appearances as the host.
They will probably score a couple of goals in ninety minutes and the tip for the home team to slot in over 1.5 goals will be a suitable option for the punters.
Benfica vs Santa Clara Betting tips
Result/Total Goals: Benfica/Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).
Over 1.5 goals by Benfica @ 1.40 (2/5).