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Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica Predictions

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Portugal Primeira | Estadio Jose Alvalade | 17th January
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Sporting Lisbon
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
KO 21:15
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Benfica
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Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica predictions for Friday’s match in the Primeira Liga. Benfica make the short trip to Sporting for the Lisbon Derby on Friday night, where victory for the hosts would see them move into third place. 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.
Benfica to Win @ 19/20

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Benfica 2-1 @ 15/2

Reason For Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica Predictions

  • Benfica have won three of their last four matches against Sporting.
  • Benfica are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions.
  • Sporting have lost three league games at home this season.
  • Benfica have won all their away games in the Primeira Liga.

Benfica’s 100% record on the road

Benfica sit four points clear at the top of the table ahead of Porto, while Friday’s hosts Sporting occupy fourth spot, 16 points behind their local rivals. The hosts lost their last home game against Porto 2-1 and will be expecting another tough 90 minutes against a Benfica side unbeaten in their last 12 in all competitions.

Sporting have lost four of their seven home games in the league this season and are yet to draw at home, while Benfica boast a 100% record on the road, with seven wins from seven away games. Sporting average 1.71 points per home game while Benfica average 3.00 points per away game, so you can see why we have backed the visitors to win on Friday.

The hosts score an average of 1.71 goals per home game and concede an average of 1.29 goals, while Benfica score an average of 2.29 goals per away game and concede an average of 0.43 goals. Sporting’s home games also produce an average of 3.00 total goals, while Benfica’s away games produce an average of 2.71 total goals.

Sporting have already lost three times at home

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 71% of Sporting’s home games, as well as in 57% of Benfica’s away games and both teams have scored in 71% of the hosts’ home matches. Sporting have scored 12 goals at home this season but their guests have scored 16 times on the road and we believe that extra scoring power will see Benfica to a win on Friday.

Benfica haven’t failed to score away from home so far this season and Sporting have scored in all of their home games, so we are backing a final scoreline of 2-1 to Benfica this Friday. Exactly three goals have been scored in 43% of Sporting’s home games and in 29% of Benfica’s away games. A majority of Sporting’s defeats this season (4) have had a one-goal margin, while six of Benfica’s wins have had a one-goal margin.

The visitors are the form favourites and have performed exceptionally on the road so far this season, while Sporting have already lost three of their seven home games in the league. Benfica have had the better of their local rivals in recent seasons and we see nothing to suggest that trend will change on Friday.

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Article by: James K
Contact: james.kelbrick@freesupertips.co.uk
Published: January 16, 2020

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