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Sporting CP Benfica betting prediction

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The expectation is for a match where both teams respect each other most of the time, because they know the dangers that both offer when given space to explore the counterattack. Even so, the Benfica team should be able to create the best goal opportunities, as a result of a recent improvement in their defensive cohesion and due to the importance that the match has, and for Sporting, whatever happens the team will stil be the leader at the end of the round.
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Sporting CP and Benfica meet at Estádio José Alvalade, in a match for the 16th round of the Primeira Liga. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the away team, since they have a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 17‑01‑2020, in a match for the Primeira Liga, Benfica won by (0‑2). The goals of the match were scored by Rafa Silva (80' and 90' ) for Benfica. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Benfica presents significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis Sporting CP

After 12 wins and 3 draws, the home team is in the 1st position, havinf won 39 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Boavista by (0‑2), after in the previous match they have tied (1‑1) at home, against Rio Ave. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 12 conceded. For the league, Sporting CP won 17 points out of 21 possible points, after 5 wins and 2 draws in the last 7 home matches.

In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 15 matches. The most recurrent result at half‑time in their home league matches was the 0‑0 (3 out of 7 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have been able to score first and have done so in 13 of the last 15 matches for the Primeira Liga, they have reached half‑time in advantage in 9 of those 13 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90' in 10 of them. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 14 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 10 of their 25 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

The Sporting team is making an excellent campaign in this edition of Liga NOS, where they're the isolated leader, with 39 points, at the entrance to the 16th round. The advantage for FC Porto is four points and for Benfica is six points. Last weekend, the team led by Rúben Amorim won the first trophy of the season, after beating Braga (1-0) in the League Cup final. Last Tuesday, Sporting played for the last time, now for the championship, having justly won in the trip to Estádio do Bessa, home of Boavista, by 0-2. Nuno Santos (24’) opened the scoreboard, while the right-back Pedro Porro (77’) closed the accounts with a absolutely memorable goal, at a stage when the “lions” controlled the match.

Confirmed Lineup: Adán, Zouhair Feddal, Luís Neto, Sebastián Coates, Matheus Luiz, Pedro Porro, João Mário, Pote, Nuno Mendes, Nuno Santos, Tiago Tomás.
Coach: Ruben Amorim.

Analysis Benfica

The away team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 33 points won, after 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Porto, by (1‑1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Nacional, by (1‑1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 37 goals scored and 12 conceded. In their last match, for the Taça de Portugal, they got a home win against Belenenses by (3‑0). In the last 7 away league matches Benfica has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 14 points out of 21 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 4 away matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but 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 48 of the last 55 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 4 times but have turned the score around in 2.

Benfica's team has been below expectations, in a season where the goal is to regain the title of national champion and for which a historic investment was made in the transfer market last summer. At the entrance to the 16th round, the team led by Jorge Jesus (who will not be present on the bench on this visit to Alvalade, due to isolation after a positive test to Covid-19) occupies the 3rd place in the leaderboard, with 33 points, two less than FC Porto and six less than Sporting. After stumbling in the reception to Nacional (1-1) of the last round of the League, the “eagles” returned to their victories last Thursday, in the quarter-finals of the Portuguese Cup, where they beat Belenenses, by 3- 0 (goals from Darwin, Rafa Silva and Cervi).

Confirmed Lineup: Odysseas Vlachodimos, Nicolás Otamendi, Jardel, Álex Grimaldo, Jan Vertonghen, Gilberto, Julian Weigl, Rafa Silva, Pizzi, Franco Cervi, Darwin Nuñez.
Coach: Jorge Jesus.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Sporting CP Benfica match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Sporting CP vs Benfica match, on 1 February 2021, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Ghana, goes to: Double chance, Draw or Benfica ⇒ odd 1.50 at bet365.

👉 In which stadium will the Sporting CP Benfica be played?

The Sporting CP vs Benfica on 1 February 2021 will be played at Lisboa, Estádio José Alvalade.

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Betting Academy Ghana, for the Sporting CP Benfica match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Sporting CP at with 34% of the tips.


Primeira Liga - 2020/2021

  • 62% 189 / 306 Games

  • Home team wins 42.33%
  • Draws 26.46%
  • Away team wins 31.22%
  • Over 1.5 70.37%
  • Over 2.5 43.92%
  • Over 3.5 20.63%
  • Goals 444
  • Goals /match 2.35
  • Goals /match home 1.25
  • Goals /match away 1.1
  • Both teams score 46.56%
  • Goals after 80' 16.44%
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