17th day of Liga NOS this weekend, with two shocks from the start this Friday, January 17: Porto vs Braga and especially Sporting vs Benfica!
Sporting Portugal vs Benfica Free Betting Tips
Leader of the Portuguese championship, the Lisbon club is not yet immune, because with its 45 points, it is ahead of Porto, champion in 2017-2018 and 2nd in 2018-2019, by only 4 points. With still 18 days to go, more than half, everything is still far from being played but it is clear that the SLB flies over the debates: 16 days, 15 victories, only one defeat!
Difficult to advise you to go on something other than a success of Benfica, and this, even on the lawn of Sporting! The local and historic rival of SLB, 4th, is far from having his best season and even finds himself beaten by the promoted Famalicão. If the 5th is 5 points and that a European qualification still seems to be on the right track, the hopes of the Champions League and of the title are gone and the balance of power is very likely to be in favor of Benfica!
Key stats for the match Sporting Portugal vs Benfica
16 points separate Sporting, 4th, from Benfica, 1st. If the difference in the ranking seems small, in terms of points, it’s colossal.
On January 5, Sporting hosted FC Porto, the second and only team to keep up their game at Benfica this season. Final score: 2-1 in favor of Porto.
Benfica achieves a near faultless: 15 victories, 1 defeat against Porto in 16 days!
Benfica is waging a fierce fight with Porto for the title, while Sporting, which has already widened the gap a little with 5th place, should not have great difficulties in ensuring a European qualification, even the podium.
Assessment of the last 10 confrontations between the two teams: 5 victories for Benfica, 4 draws, 1 success for Sporting.
Free Betting Tips Sporting Portugal vs Benfica
If it has already happened that Sporting, Braga or other formations of the Portuguese championship periodically manage to stand up to Benfica and Porto, the SLB flies over the Liga NOS this season. And it is rare to see a rating in favor of a success for Benfica peaking at 2!
Betting Tips: Benfica wins the match