Benfica vs Sporting CP Predictions and Match Preview

Benfica vs Sporting: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips-11th December 2016

Benfica vs Sporting CP
Taca de Portugal
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Kick-off at 20.45 UK/ 21.45 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).

Benfica has won 7 out of 10 matches in all competition with 80% pass accuracy. Gloriosa is a tactically strong side, always maintain their shape and win back ball possessions regularly.2.3 goals per games have been scored and it shows how consistent their forward line is.

Creating and converting scoring chances shows how attack-minded this team plays. Haris Seferovic is their target man leading the front line with 11 goals and 3 assist this season. Bruno Lage’s men are a quality side defensively, as they conceded only 18 goals in this season. In the run-up to the semi-finals, they beat Guimaraes 1-0.

Sporting CP has lost 2 in the last ten matches at home. Possession football and the short passing game has been their style of play. The main strength of Leõesare converting attacking set pieces to goal and coming back from losing positions to win the match. They already score 1.9 goals per game and Bas Dost is the leading goal-getter with 12 goals. Marcel Keizer’s men will be eyeing for the final spot in this year’s Taca de Portugal as an act of sweet revenge against their arch nemesis.

Benfica vs Sporting CP Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Last four matches out of possible six have been ended in a draw.
  • Benfica’s last victory at Estádio da Luz was in 2016.
  • The away team scored exactly one goal in 4 out of 5 matches they played at Estádio da Luz.
  • Three draws have been a recorded in previous 5 meetings at the same venue.

Benfica vs Sporting CP Prediction

These two teams are going to face each other for the second time in the last three days. Benfica will be eyeing for two straight wins in a row. Their attacking unit is working very well, finding the back of the net on a couple of occasions. Away side will be more defensive minded and will try to frustrate the home side to commit mistakes. I would say the home side holds the advantage against the opponent and will qualify for the next stage.

Both these teams have been scoring goals in this tie regularly. Due to the pressure of this big match, mistakes will be made and goals will be scored. This match will turn out to be a goal-fest for fans and football lovers.

Benfica vs Sporting CP Betting Tips

  • Benfica to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (10/11).

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