Benfica vs Santa Clara
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Benfica have one more hurdle to jump above and the Primeira Liga trophy will be in their hands. The Eagles need a point in the last round fixture against Santa Clara to secure their 37th league title and bring the trophy back to Luz after Porto claimed the silverware last season.
Bruno Lage’s men made no mistake in last eight league matches, most of which saw them bag four or more goals. They survived a tough Rio Ave test last weekend beating an in-form opposition 2-3 on the road thanks to goals from Rafa Silva, Joao Felix and Pizzi.
The Eagles are two points above Porto in second place and also have a better head to head record versus the Dragons (two wins in this term of Primeira Liga). They are obviously enormous favourites to complete the job here against Santa Clara and lift the league trophy for the 37th time in their history.
Benfica vs Santa Clara: Head-to-head
Benfica were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
They won seven and drew one of eight clashes against Santa Clara.
Streak includes this term’s 0-2 victory for the Eagles in mid-January at Estadio de Sao Miguel.
Benfica vs Santa Clara: Prediction
Santa Clara’s manager Joao Henriques can be proud of the job he has done with the team in this term of Primeira Liga. The visitors returned to the top flight football for the first time in 15 years and they showed quality to stay competitive at this level of the competition.
Santa Clara head into this last Matchday tie as the 8th-placed team in the league ladder. They lost only one of last seven league outings (a narrow 1-0 defeat to Porto away at Dragao). The visitors scored seven goals in last two rounds against Tondela (a 1-3 win) and Feirense (a 4-4 draw).
The value is with Benfica to win & Both Teams To Score at 3.20 odds if we know the visitors have been flying high attackingly of late.
Benfica vs Santa Clara: Bet Tips
Benfica to win & Both Teams To Score @ 3.20 (11/5)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11).