Sporting CP vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 1 February 2021
Kick-off at 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade.
The Lions are the best team in the competition at the moment, and are placed at the top of the table without even a single loss. They have conceded the least number of goals of all the teams in the league, and only the second-placed Porto have outscored them this season.
They are also at home this Monday, and here they have been an even better team.
Meanwhile, the Eagles have entered a period of lull. They have been dropping a considerable number of points lately, and have not been their best on the road in the last two months.
Likely, expect Sporting to have the upper hand match-day.
Sporting vs Benfica: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Jorge Jesus’s men are on a three-game winning run.
- They had also won five of the preceding six match-ups, and had recorded seven of the last eight overall wins.
- Only twice have the hosts kept clean sheets at this stadium since 2012.
- The latest encounter at this stadium had ended in a 0-2 win for the visitors.
Sporting vs Benfica Prediction
Rubem Amorim’s men had won 20 of the former 25 overall fixtures, and had won nine of their former ten appearances at home. Note that they have also scored two or more goals in eight of their past eleven home fixtures.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in three of the last four overall fixtures, and they have just one of their past five road trips.
By the looks of things, expect Sporting to post the three points on the board this Monday.
However, take note that the Eagles have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and despite all their struggles at the moment, they have scored the third-most number of goals of all the teams in the competition.
As such, expect goals from either side of the pitch this Monday.
Sporting vs Benfica: Betting Tips
Sporting to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).