Sporting vs Benfica Prediction & Tips
Sporting and Benfica meet this Friday at 21:15 at the José Alvalade Stadium, in the match of round 17 of the NOS League. At 16 points from the red, the lions are practically out of the fight for the title, so this derby is much more important for the group of Luz, who leads the race with four points more than FC Porto. The dragons, who will welcome Sporting Braga on this journey, will surely be waiting for Benfica to slip into this trip to Alvalade. The green and white squad come from a 1-3 win at Bonfim and even have a good recent record as a local with six wins in their last seven matches – their only defeat being precisely in the classic against FC Porto. Already the Benfica just won the red lantern Sport of Birds by 2-1, and comes from 12 consecutive wins in the NOS League. As a visitor, though, Bruno Lage’s team have won just four of their last eight games. Who will beat the derby on Friday?
In seven of the lion’s last ten games there have been more than 2.5 goals.
In eight of Benfica’s last ten games there have been more than 2.5 goals.
In three of the last four derbis there have been more than 2.5 goals.
In seven of the last 10 away games there have been more than 2.5 goals.
In seven of the last ten home Greens and Whites games there have been more than 2.5 goals.
Benfica have more at stake than Sporting far from the top of the standings, but we expect a frantic and occasional derby on both sides. Bet on a match with more than 2.5 goals.
Sporting – Benfica FREE TIPS
Benfica – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90