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Sporting CP vs Benfica: Primeira Liga Predictions, Tips and Odds

Sporting CP vs Benfica: Primeira Liga Predictions, Tips and Odds

Lisbon rivals Sporting CP and Benfica go head-to-head in a vital Primeira Liga title clash on Saturday at 8:30pm (UK time).

Sporting have been almost flawless this season with just two defeats from 26 league games, sitting top of the table with 68 points on the board so far and a massive 77 goals scored. However, just one point behind are arch-rivals and fellow Lisbon giants Benfica, who are battling to defend a league title for the first time since 2017. Though there is just one point between them, a draw would suit Sporting far more as they still have a game in hand over Benfica, even having the possibility of opening up a four-point gap at the top with a spare game if they win here.

Sporting CP vs Benfica predictions

Sporting CP vs Benfica: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with Bet365
Correct Score Sporting CP 2-2 Benfica 12/1 with Starsports
First Goalscorer Viktor Gyokeres 4/1 with 10Bet

The stats behind our Sporting CP vs Benfica predictions:

  • There has been just one clean sheet in the last nine meetings between these sides across all competitions.
  • Three of the last five clashes have ended 2-2.
  • Viktor Gyokeres has already scored twice against Benfica this season.

Sporting CP vs Benfica match tip

Over 2.5 goals and BTTS @ 19/20 with Ladbrokes

Both teams have scored in eight of the last nine meetings between these sides, while there have been at least three goals scored in each of the last five.

Sporting CP vs Benfica odds

SPORTING CP VS BENFICA
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Sporting still have a perfect record after 13 home league games this season and are unbeaten in their last two against Benfica, so it’s little surprise to see them favourites with the bookmakers, though the difference in odds is narrow.

Sporting CP vs Benfica team news

Sporting CP team news

In  Out Doubtful
Antonio Adan, Pedro Goncalves

Antonio Adan and Pedro Goncalves are still sidelined for Sporting, who have no new injury concerns.

Top Scorer: Viktor Gyokeres (22)

Card Magnet: Morten Hjulmand (8)

Assist Ace: Pedro Goncalves, Viktor Gyokeres (10)

Benfica team news

In  Out Doubtful

Benfica should have a fully fit squad available for this match.

Top Scorer: Rafa Silva (12)

Card Magnet: Nicolas Otamendi (9 — 8 yellow, 1 red)

Assist Ace: Rafa Silva (11)

Sporting CP vs Benfica head-to-head

  • 02/04/24 – Benfica 2-2 Sporting CP – Taca de Portugal 
  • 29/02/24 – Sporting CP 2-1 Benfica – Taca de Portugal
  • 12/11/23 – Benfica 2-1 Sporting CP – Primeira Liga
  • 21/05/23 – Sporting CP 2-2 Benfica – Primeira Liga
  • 15/01/23 – Benfica 2-2 Sporting CP – Primeira Liga 

This is the fourth meeting between these sides this season alone, with each sharing one win and a draw. Of course, Sporting CP’s 2-2 draw in the cup just a few days ago meant they sealed a 4-3 aggregate victory to reach the final.


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