Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica betting tips: Primeira Liga match preview & predictions

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Silva, Rafa
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Vlachodimos, Odysseas
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Vinicius, Carlos
Seferovic, Haris
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Cervi, Franco
Taarabt, Adel
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Cervi, Franco
Mathieu, Jeremy
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Camacho, Rafael
Borja, Cristian
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Plata, Gonzalo
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Doumbia, Idrissa
Mendes, Pedro
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Bolasie, Yannick
Plata, Gonzalo
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Appelt, Gabriel

Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica betting tips

This article covers Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica: What are the betting odds?

 

Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica betting tips: Who will win?

Benfica are 1/1 favourites to win the match.

Back Sporting at 27/10 to win at home, while the draw is 12/5.

Benfica are 1/1 favourites to win the match.

Back Sporting at 27/10 to win at home, while the draw is 12/5.

Luis Pizi is 6/1 to score the first goal and 15/8 to score anytime.

Back both teams to score at 7/10.

 

Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica betting prediction: Sporting CP 2 – Sl Benfica 4


 

Benfica

AVEIRO, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 05: Benfica players with Portuguese Super Cup trophy after the match between SL Benfica and VSC Guimaraes at Estadio Municipal de Aveiro on August 05, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Sporting CP vs Sl Benfica: Match preview

Two of Portuguese football’s biggest clubs are set to go head-to-head on Friday evening, in a Primeira Liga clash.

The matchup comes in the form of the latest edition of the Derby de Lisboa, which pits historic city rivals Sporting CP and Benfica against one another.

Hosts Sporting will no doubt head into proceedings eager for revenge, on the back of a drubbing the last time they faced off against Bruno Lage’s men.

A Portuguese Super Cup meeting between the sides back in August saw Benfica emerge with a comprehensive 5-0 victory, courtesy of goals from Rafa Silva, Pizzi (2), Alex Grimaldo and Chiquinho.

And, though Sporting will no doubt be hopeful of bouncing back with a win over their Lisbon rivals at the Estadio Jose Alvalade this weekend, based on form, that looks altogether unlikely.

Benfica currently sit top of the Primeira Liga table, having incredibly racked up wins in all but one of their 16 league outings to this point in the campaign.

The Eagles have in fact not tasted defeat in a domestic fixture in almost 5 months.

Sporting, on the other hand, currently sit 4th in the Portuguese top-flight, a whopping 16 points off the pace being set by their upcoming opponents.

Silas’ men have been in decent form of late, but fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to another of the Primeira’s Liga’s heavyweights 10 days ago, when Porto emerged from Lisbon with all 3 points.

As such, with Benfica continuing to look like the team to beat in Portugal in 2019/20, a 2nd loss in 3 for Sporting looks the most likely outcome of Friday’s latest edition of the Derby de Lisboa.

 

Sporting CP team news vs Sl Benfica

Jovane Cabral is out for Sporting with a hip injury and Neto is out with a broken rib.

Sebastien Coates is suspended.

Sl Benfica team news vs Sporting CP

Rafa Silva is out with a groin injury.

Adel Taarabt is suspended.

 

Predicted Sporting CP line-up vs Sl Benfica

Sporting (4-3-3): Luis Maximiano; Ristovski, Tiago Ilori, Mathieu, Borja; Doumbia, Battaglia, Bruno Fernandes; Bolasie, Luiz Phellype, Wendel

Predicted Sl Benfica line-up vs Sporting CP

Benfoca (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Andre Almeida, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Weigl, Gabriel; Pizzi, Chiquinho, Cervi; Seferovic

 

Sporting CP last five games: LWWLW

 

Sl Benfica last five games: WDWWW

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