Sporting CP vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga.
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisabon).
Two of the Big three clubs in Portugal are going to lock horns in a fascinating game of this week’s fixture. Sporting Lisbon has last won a Primeira Liga title was long way back and its hurting their fans. On the other hand, Aguias has won Primeira Liga crown five times for the last 10 year or so.
Benfica has won 12 out of 15 matches in all competition with 80% pass accuracy. 2.3 goals per games have been scored and it shows how consistent their forward line is. Creating and converting scoring the chances shows how attack minded these team plays.
Glorioso squad consists of quality players who can change the course of game on its head at any instance. Bruno Lage’s men are a quality side defensively, as they just only 18 goals in this season.
Sporting CP has only lost once in the last ten matches at home. Possession football and short passing game has been their style of play. They record 16.5 shots on goals per match.Main strength of Leões are converting attacking set pieces to goaland coming back from losing positions to win the match. Only defensive worry for Marcel Keizer and his troops is against the attack of the opposition from the wings.
Sporting CP vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
Last four matches out of possible five have been ended in a draw.
Benfica’s last victory at Estádio José Alvalade was in 2016.
The away team scored exactly one goal in 5 out of 6 matches they played at Estádio José Alvalade.
5 draws has been a recorded in previous 6 meeting at the same venue.
Sporting CP vs Benfica: Prediction
Pride is at stake, as the big guns are going to battle it out in the arena of Sporting Lisbon. The defense of both these teams is well settled and very hard to break. No one surely holds any advantage in this tie as of now. A draw is the most possible result on the card and will not make any big difference in their standings.
Both these teams have been scoring goals in this tie regularly. The tactics of the coaches will be to very simple,hold the opposition and take control of the game. Due to the pressure of this big match, mistakes will be made and goals will be scored.
Sporting CP vs Benfica Betting tips
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).