Lusitania vs Benfica Taca de Portugal live stream: Predictions, tips, odds and team news
Benfica start their 2023/24 Taca de Portugal journey with an away trip to face Lusitania on Friday at 4:30pm (UK time).
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Lusitania vs Benfica odds
The Portuguese Cup is now at its third round, which means its time for the 18 Primeira Liga sides to enter. The defending Portuguese league champions, Benfica made it to the quarter-finals last season before losing to Braga on penalties. Benfica are the most successful club in the competition’s history but haven’t won the Portuguese Cup since 2016/17, suffering as losing finalists in 2019/20 and 2020/21.
Lusitania play in the fourth level of the Portuguese league system, in Serie C of the Campeonato de Portugal. They are currently top of their group with three wins from six matches, and have already recorded victory in the cup. Entering in the previous round, Lusitania beat Os Marialvas 1-0 in their game, despite both sides going down to 10 men.
Lusitania vs Benfica predictions
Lusitania vs Benfica: Predictions
|Correct Score||Lusitania 0-2 Benfica||TBC|
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The stats behind our Lusitania vs Benfica predictions:
- Benfica have won their past seven domestic matches.
- Benfica have kept clean sheets in their past two domestic games.
- Benfica haven’t lost in their first appearance of the Portuguese Cup since 2002/03.
Lusitania vs Benfica match tip
While some may expect goals in a game such as this, given the gulf between the two sides, a rotated team could see Benfica made to work hard. Each of their past two third round ties in the Taca de Portugal have gone to extra-time, with Benfica needing 120 minutes to beat Trofense in 2021/22 and penalties to knock out Caldas last season.
Lusitania vs Benfica team news
Benfica may opt to play a rotated side for this game, especially given the early match following the international break. The Portuguese champions also have the Champions League to focus on next week. Angel Di Maria and Alexander Bah are both injured.
Lusitania vs Benfica head-to-head record
This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.