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Santa Clara Benfica betting prediction

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This may prove to be a relatively complicated match for both sides, but the superior individual technical quality of the Benfica players should be enough to beat a Santa Clara with quality, but that usually goes wrong in the details in matches of greater demand. Predicting a match where the “eagles” manage to create more scoring opportunities, the more likely it is that Benfica will fulfill the obligation to remain firm in the pursuit of leadership and end up starting the new calendar year with a win.
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Santa Clara and Benfica meet at Estádio de São Miguel, in a match for the 12th round of the Primeira Liga. In 4 head‑to‑heads in the last 3 years, the away team won 3 and lost 1. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 23‑06‑2020, and ended in a (3‑4) win by Santa Clara. The home/away factor is worth special atention, since although this is a match between 8th and 2nd of the league table, it’s also a match between the 17th best team in home matches and the 4th best in away matches.

Analysis Santa Clara

After 4 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, the home team is in the 8th position, havinf won 13 points so far. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Moreirense by (1‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (0‑4) at home, against Vitória Guimarães. Interestingly enough, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 9 points in away matches and only 4 at their stadium. For the league, Santa Clara won 4 points out of 15 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 5 home matches.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 4 home matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 6 of their 11 matches for this competition, and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (16'‑30').

The Santa Clara team has been in Portugal's main league for the third consecutive year. This season, the goal is to further consolidate its presence among the elite. For now, the team coached by coach Daniel Ramos is having a good campaign and occupies the 7th place in the leaderboard, with 13 points, the same as Moreirense, Nacional and Marítimo. Last Tuesday, the Azorean team added the second consecutive defeat, after being beaten in the reception to Vitória de Guimarães (0-4). In a visit to Moreira de Cónegos, the ammount of offensive game that Santa Clara had, without creating great opportunities, was not enough for the team to score against Moreirense, with whom they lost 1-0, after a serious defensive error that gave the goal to the “cónegos” in the second half.

Confirmed Lineup: Marco Pereira, Pierre Sagna, João Afonso, Fabio Cardoso, Mikel Villanueva, Diogo Salomão, Nené, Anderson Carvalho, Lincoln, Jean Patric, Crysan.
Coach: Daniel Ramos.

Analysis Benfica

The away team is currently in the 2nd position of the league, with 27 points won, after 9 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Gil Vicente, by (0‑2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Portimonense, by (2‑1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, with 13 goals scored and 7 goals conceded at home, against 12 goals scored and 5 conceded in away matches. In the last 5 away league matches Benfica has a record of 4 wins and 1 loss, so they have won 12 points out of 15 possible. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 11 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 4 times but have turned the score around in 2.

Benfica made a high investment in the last transfer market, in order to raise the level of the team, and to go in search of regaining the title of national champion lost last season. Things, for now, are not going completely as expected, since the team led by Jorge Jesus occupies the 2nd place in the leaderboard, with 27 points, two behind the leadership of rival Sporting. After being defeated in the Cândido de Oliveira Super Cup (2-0 against FC Porto), Benfica returned to the victories in the championship, last Tuesday. In the reception to Portimonense, the “eagles” won 2-1, with goals from Darwin Núñez (13’) and Rafa Silva (23’), the result of a good first half, before the drop in performance in the second half.

Confirmed Lineup: Odysseas Vlachodimos, Álex Grimaldo, Gilberto, Francisco Ferreira, Jan Vertonghen, Julian Weigl, Rafa Silva, Adel Taarabt, Luca Waldschmidt, Darwin Nuñez, Everton.
Coach: Jorge Jesus.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Santa Clara Benfica match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Santa Clara vs Benfica match, on 4 January 2021, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Ghana, goes to: Benfica wins ⇒ odd 1.47 at bet365.

👉 In which stadium will the Santa Clara Benfica be played?

The Santa Clara vs Benfica on 4 January 2021 will be played at Ponta Delgada, Estádio de São Miguel.

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Betting Academy Ghana, for the Santa Clara Benfica match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Benfica at with 89% of the tips.


Primeira Liga - 2020/2021

  • 59% 181 / 306 Games

  • Home team wins 41.99%
  • Draws 25.97%
  • Away team wins 32.04%
  • Over 1.5 71.27%
  • Over 2.5 44.2%
  • Over 3.5 20.99%
  • Goals 431
  • Goals /match 2.38
  • Goals /match home 1.25
  • Goals /match away 1.13
  • Both teams score 47.51%
  • Goals after 80' 16.94%
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