Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 3 December 2021
Kick-off at 21:15 UK / 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz.
Benfica and Sporting Lisbon are doing great in both Primeira Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Both teams have been pretty inspired in the final third since the beginning of the season and both outfits have a strong firepower on display in their ranks. Backing goals at both ends has to be the way to go in this Lisbon derby.
Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon Head-to-head
Benfica have been the more successful side in the history of the Lisbon derby.
Benfica won 31, drew 17, and lost 19 of the last 67 clashes against Sporting Lisbon.
Benfica celebrated a 4-3 victory when these two teams last met each other in mid-May this year.
Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions & Analysis
Estadio da Luz will host the big Lisbon derby on Friday evening as Benfica take on fierce local enemies Sporting in the most exciting clash of the Matchday No 13 in Primeira Liga.
There is only a single point separating the two teams at the very top of the standings ahead of the derby.
Sporting Lisbon and Porto are joint-leaders with 32 points from 12 games, while Benfica sit third with a single-point deficit on their two main rivals in the battle for the silverware.
Both side will come into the game on a high and we are certainly in for a spectacular evening of football in Portuguese capital.
Benfica played that weird game against injury-crippled Belenenses who had no more than nine players available last weekend.
Jorge Jesus’ men bagged seven goals in the first half of the game as it got called off just at the beginning of the second half.
Sporting Lisbon, on the other side, eased past Tondela 2-0 on Sunday, courtesy of goals from Pablo Sarabia and Paulinho at the start of each half.
It was the 11th consecutive win in all competitions for the reigning Primeira Liga champions who have been firing in goals with ease of late.
Key Stats for Betting
- Benfica scored 13 goals in the last two Primeira Liga games (the previous was against nine-man Belenenses, though).
- Sporting Lisbon have bagged two or more goals in each of the last five outings across competitions.
- The previous Lisbon derby ended in a 4-3 win for Benfica.
- Benfica are favorites but Sporting Lisbon come into this on the back of eleven straight wins.
Tips for Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon
Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)