Santa Clara vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 09 November 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio de São Miguel (Ponta Delgada).
It is doubtful whether the host can withstand the attacks of the reigning champions. It will be a one-sided game at Ponta Delgada when Santa Clara meets Benfica.
Santa Clara vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- Benfica is unbeaten in all their meetings since 1999.
- The guest had recorded five of their wins at home and three in visits.
- Their previous encounter earned a 4-1 home win for the Eagles.
- Azoreans have scored only one goal at home against seven by the visitor.
Santa Clara vs Benfica Prediction
Santa Clara has done enough to stay healthy at home with two each win and draw in the last five home matches. Also, their recent home match with Setubal ended in a 1-1 draw. They were not able to hold on to the early lead in the 5th minute provided by Rashid O in the game. Along with that, the Azoreans had a feeble 44% possession at their home ground.
In the meantime, Benfica is lossless at the league away fixtures. The reigning champions had only two losses in the last nine trips on the road. Both the defeats were in the Champions League.
Moreover, the Eagles had their previous league away game with Tondela with a 0-1 score. The traveling side held onto the early lead by Ferro in the 19th minute and dominated the game with 58% possession.
Besides that, the host has been winless in the last three matches in the campaign. On the other hand, the Eagles have been unbeaten in all but one in the ten league appearances. So, the host will have to bite the bullet to get a win.
Hence, the guest has more chance of winning the game. As the reigning champions are in flying colors, there is a probability that a high score affair is on the roll.
Santa Clara vs Benfica Betting tips
Benfica to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).