Sporting Lisbon – Benfica Lisbon, scheduled for Friday at 23.15, in the 17th round of the Portuguese Championship, is the second major derby of the round and the big match of the capital.
The hosts are still chasing after the 3rd place, while the guests, the leaders of the championship with an absolutely amazing balance, try to keep their fragile advance towards the followers of Porto.
▪️Sporting Lisbon (4th place, 29 points, 28-18 goalscoring) is still a season without brilliance, far from the title claims and in which it is necessary to fight for 3rd place with a newly promoted.
▪️The team is not constant, and two weeks ago it lost the first major derby of the season, 1-2 at home with FC Porto. The “lions” also suffered losses in front of small teams – formerly cannonballs – such as Rio Ave (who beat them 3-2 at home) and Famalicao (2-1 also in Lisbon).
▪️On his own field, out of 7 stages, Sporting won only 4, the others lost, and the goal is balanced, 12-9.
▪️The hosts do not have Coates (suspended) and Jovane Cabral (injured).
▪️Until yesterday, it was not known whether Renan Ribeiro, Neto, Acuna and Vietto will be recovered.
▪️Benfica (1st place, 45 points, 40-6 goalscoring) dominate the championship with an absolutely spectacular record, 15 victories and a single defeat in 16 matches and only 6 goals conceded!
▪️But the “vultures” can not sit still because the rival FC Porto is not far from this balance (it has only 4 points less).
▪️In other words, the only points lost were on “Da Luz”, even with Porto, score 0-2 in the third stage.
▪️Benfica has a remarkable balance between away and home matches. The 6 goals conceded are distributed equally, 3 out, 3 on their own ground.
▪️However, in this debut year the team did not seem to go to the same performance.
▪️He victories were achieved, but at the limit: 1-0 at Guimaraes (a team, however, good) and 2-1 at home with the last-ranked Desportivo Aves, who had a 1-0 break!
▪️Guests have enough batch problems. Taarabt (suspended), Jardel, Joao Filipe – injured and Raul de Tomas (left the team) will not count in the derby.
⚽️Statistics of the live matches Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica Lisbon
◾️Benfica has not lost with Sporting in the championship since 2015.
◾️If we count the last 10 games in all competitions between the two rivals, we have 5 victories Benfica, 4 draws, one Sporting victory.
◾️At the start of this season, Benfica and Sporting disputed the Portuguese Super Cup, the first team won 5-0.
◾️This spring, in the Portuguese Cup, the situation had been more balanced, 2-1 Benfica in the tour, 1-0 Sporting in the return.
◾️In the last championship, however, Benfica were also in advantage: 1-1 at home, 4-2 away.
◾️In total, the two bands met 63 times. Sporting won 18 times, Benfica 28, other 17 games ended in a draw.
Football Prediction of the Day Sporting vs Benfica
Benfica have won all the disputed stages so far and have scored 16-3 in 7 matches.
Sporting is struggling to recover, but this season has missed even at home, where it has 4 wins and 3 losses in 7 matches, with a pretty close goal, 12-9.
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