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Sporting da Covilhã make the trip to Caixa Futebol Campus on Sunday for the LigaPro showdown with home side Benfica B.
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Benfica B will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-2 LigaPro loss in their previous game against Vilafranquense.
The only name on the scoresheet from Benfica B was Paulo Bernardo (38'). Nenê (45', 76') scored for Vilafranquense.
Benfica B have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, but they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Benfica B have conceded in 5 of them as well as getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Sporting da Covilhã
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Nacional in LigaPro action, Sporting da Covilhã will be hoping to turn things around here.
Wit Quembo (88') scored for Nacional.
Looking at their form, and Sporting da Covilhã have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in all. At the back, Sporting da Covilhã have been far from perfect.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 03/03/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Benfica B winning 1 of those games, Sporting da Covilhã 1 and 4 being drawn in normal time.
In all, 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for Benfica B and 7 created by Leões da Serra. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league match between these sides was LigaPro match day 22 on 13/02/2022 when it finished Sporting da Covilhã 1-2 Benfica B.
That time, Sporting da Covilhã had 42% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
On the other side, Benfica B got 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Henrique Araújo (22') scored.
Team News: Benfica B
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Benfica B gaffer to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Tomás Tavares (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: Sporting da Covilhã
Owing to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the Sporting da Covilhã boss Daúto Amade Faquirá has zero fitness concerns to report before this clash.
In our opinion, Sporting da Covilhã are dangerous enough to put a goal past this Benfica B lineup, however it probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Benfica B after the 90. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Caixa Futebol Campus (2,708)
Chairman: Luís Filipe Ferreira Vieira
Competitions: LigaPro position 11