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Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions

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Portugal Primeira | Estadio da Luz | 25th July
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Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon predictions for Saturday’s match in the Primeira Liga. A final game of the season Lisbon derby has little riding on it for either club this weekend, but a defeat for Sporting could see the visitors finish the campaign in 4th spot. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 43/40

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Benfica 1-0 @ 7/1

Reason For Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions

  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of the last seven meetings between these two clubs.
  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in half of Benfica’s home games and half of Sporting’s away trips.
  • Benfica have won four of their last five encounters with Sporting.
  • Benfica have kept clean sheets in 56% of their home games.

The hosts have nothing to play for but pride on Saturday

Benfica cruised to a 4-0 win away at relegated Aves last time out but will be disappointed to not still be in the title race heading into the final game of the season. Sporting could only manage a goalless draw at home to Vitoria Setubal on Tuesday and have now failed to score in three of their last four matches.

Benfica claimed a 2-0 win at Sporting when the pair met for their reverse league fixture in January and have only lost one of their last seven encounters against their local rivals. Sporting actually head into Saturday’s final game of the season as the slight form favourites with three wins, two draws and one defeat from their last six matches, but have struggled against Benfica in recent seasons.

Defeat for Sporting could see the visitors slip down to 4th

Our prediction for under 2.5 goals being scored in Saturday’s clash is based upon the recent meetings between these two clubs and their performances on the road and at home this season. Four of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals, as have three of Benfica’s last six matches and five of Sporting’s last seven outings.

Half of the hosts’ home matches this season have produced under 2.5 goals as have half of Sporting’s away trips and with little resting on this game for either side, you can see why we’re expecting another low-scoring affair. As for a final scoreline, we’re predicting a 1-0 win for Benfica who have had the edge over their local rivals this season as well as in recent years. Benfica have won four of their last five games against Sporting and have kept a clean sheet in each of the duo’s last two encounters.

We’re expecting a tight and tense 90-minutes in Lisbon

Benfica have kept clean sheets in 56% of their home matches this season and Sporting only concede an average of 1.19 goals on their travels, which ties in nearly with our prediction for a 1-0 home win on Saturday. Sporting have more to lose on the final day of the season but have only won one of their last seven away games and are expected to struggle this weekend.


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