The cup competitions in Portugal are firmly in the hands of the four top teams this season. Both in the League Cup, as well as in the big Portuguese Cup, Taca de Portugal, were in the semifinals champions FC Porto, SC Braga and the two top clubs Benfica and Sporting represented in Lisbon. The League Cup was won by Sporting Lisbon in a dramatic final 4-2 on penalties. On the way to the cup double, there is now the big city derby between Benfica Lisbon and Sporting Lisbon!
Today’s Betting Tips Benfica Lisbon vs Sporting Lisbon
In contrast to the League Cup, the finalists in the Taca de Portugal, however, are determined in the first and second leg. In the first duel, Benfica Lisbon has the right of home and wants to put it in a good starting position. The favorites in this knockout duel between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon Lisbon is according to odds easily found among the Red Eagles. A 1.70 is offered for the finals of Benfica Lisbon. At a similar level, betting odds for home win betting move on Wednesday night. The start of the match at the Estadio da Luz is at 21:45.
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
After the blatant defeat against Portimonense at the beginning of the year, the term of Rui Vitoria was finished with the Red Eagles. An internal solution was presented with the former B-Trainer Bruno Lage. In his first month as head coach at the Portuguese top club, he can look back on an impressive record. In seven competitive games Benfica Lisbon celebrated six wins and had to cope only in the semi-finals of the League Cup against FC Porto (1: 3) a defeat. Otherwise, victory went to victory. Above all, the offensive was able to prove itself again. In the seven games were scored 18 goals. Thus, the situation in the domestic league NOS looks a little friendlier again. Benfica are in second place after 47 days with 47 points and three points behind reigning defending champions FC Porto.
The Swiss Haris Seferovic presents himself in impressive form in recent weeks. The Nati player benefited from the change of coach and has found his goal. He has scored at least once in each of the last five league games and now has eleven goals this season, seven of which he has scored since Bruno Lage took over the scepter. In addition, he can still record three assists and thus has ten points scorer in five league games to show. Seferovic is literally “on fire”. In the Cup first leg Bruno Lage will count on him again. Currently, Seferovic is also the only trained center forward. Veteran Jonas is injured for a long time due to a knee injury. Also not in the squad are German Conti, Tyronne Ebuehi and Ljubomir Fejsa, who have to pass due to injuries. Although a cup match always offers itself to the rotation, but in a Derby are waived experiments. Fix, however, is just a goalie change. The Greek Odysseas Vlachodimos looked red last weekend and will miss accordingly in the league. The young Belgian Mile Svilar (19 years) is in the Cup and can already warm up for the next league (s).
The quite significant role of favorites in this game is due to the very strong home record in the Estadio do Luz (7-1-1), as well as the fact that the derby last weekend could be won extremely sovereign. Benfica Lisbon is currently clearly above the arch rivals. In the duel between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon the prediction of a home victory is in any case permissible.
Expected formation of Benfica Lisbon:
Svilar – Grimaldo, Dias, Jardel, Almeida – Zivkovic, Fejsa, Gabriel, Pizzi – Cervi – Seferovic
Last matches of Benfica Lisbon:
- 03.02.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Benfica Lisbon 2: 4 (Primeira Liga)
- 29.01.2019 – Benfica vs. Lisbon. Boavista 5: 1 (Primeira League)
- 22.01.2019 – Benfica vs. Lisbon. Porto 1: 3 (League Cup)
- 18.01.2019 – Vitória Guimarães Vs. Benfica Lisbon 0: 1 (Primeira Liga)
- 15.01.2019 – Vitória Guimarães vs. Benfica Lisbon 0: 1 (Pokal)
Sporting Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
Given the chaos and the sell-off in the summer of 2018, Sporting Lisbon can be quite satisfied with the current season. After Jorge Jesus left the sinking ship, not only the squad was vigorously mixed, but also on the coach bench there was a lot of coming and going. Dutchman Marcel Keizer is already the fourth head coach this season. Sinis Mihajlovic (9 days), Jose Peseiro (123 days), Tiago Fernandes (interim 9 days) were his predecessors. However, under Keizer, for whom Sporting had to pay over half a million euros in redemption, the shape curve clearly shows an upward trend. In 18 competitive games, the record with 13 wins, two draws and three defeats is clearly positive (this means an average of 2.28 points per game). The highlight was of course the League Cup victory against FC Porto. After the equalizer in minute 92, the green lions prevailed on penalties and thus fixed the Europa League ticket for the upcoming season.
In the domestic championship, the situation is not really satisfactory. 39 points out of 20 games means fourth place in the table. It is not only the gap to leaders FC Porto already very large (eleven points), but even SC Braga, current third, already has seven more on the credit side than Sporting Lisbon. In the recent five league games, the Keizer team celebrated only one victory. These numbers relativized the strong 13-2-3 balance a bit, because in the last weeks some setbacks had to be dealt with. The League Cup victory hides a bit the bare numbers here.
While the derby defeat last weekend (2-4) was the first home defeat of the season, Sporting’s away record this season is far from scary. On average, just 1.22 points per game were collected in nine games. Only three wins were celebrated, four away games were even lost. With these numbers, a surprise in the first leg of the Cup semi-final is unimaginable. Even for the double chance X / 2 in the match between Benfica Lisbon and Sporting Lisbon, odds are set too low for a corresponding tip with just over 2.00.
Expected formation of Sporting Lisbon:
Salin – Jefferson, Pinto, Coates, Gaspar – Bruno Fernandes, Wendel, Gudel – Nani, Dost, Cabral
Last matches of Sporting Lisbon:
- 03.02.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Benfica Lisbon 2: 4 (Primeira Liga)
- 30.01.2019 – Vitória Setúbal vs. Sporting Lisbon 1: 1 (Primeira Liga)
- 26.01.2019 – Porto vs.. Sporting Lisbon 1: 1 (League Cup)
- 23.01.2019 – Braga vs. Sporting Lisbon 1: 1 (League Cup)
- 19.01.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Moreirense 2: 1 (Primeira League)
Benfica Lisbon vs Sporting Lisbon Our Betting Tips
Just a few hours after the bitter 2-4 home defeat at the Derby de Lisboa, Sporting Lisbon has a chance of restitution. The victory in the archrival’s stadium does not seem really realistic. Benfica Lisbon is not only considered home strong since this season. In addition, the outlook of Sporting Lisbon is extremely low. To this end, in the derby between Benfica vs. Lisbon. Sporting Lisbon odds of 5.00 on the away win by no means set too high.
Key facts – Benfica vs Lisbon. Sporting Lisbon tips
The change of coach has been successful – seven games, six wins, one defeat!
Benfica Lisbon celebrated a 4-2 away win in the derby last weekend!
3-2-4 – Sporting’s away record in the league is negative!
The Red Eagles from Lisbon have a stronger squad, which is both in width and in the top at an advantage over the city rivals. In addition, Benfica Lisbon has a much stronger form not only thanks to the derby victory over the weekend. Coupled with the home advantage for us in the derby between Benfica Lisbon and Sporting Lisbon the tip on the home win is the logical choice.
Betting Tip: 1