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Sporting Lisbon will take to the pitch with visiting opponents Benfica at Estádio José Alvalade in the Primeira Liga tie on Sunday.
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📏 Form Guide
Sporting Lisbon, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-1 Primeira Liga victory vs Marítimo.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon had 77% possession and 20 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sporting Lisbon was Sebastián Coates (93'). For their opponents, Marítimo had 2 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Vitor Costa (10') and Matheus Costa (85' Own goal) scored for Marítimo.
Their latest results show that things are going according to plan in the Sporting Lisbon backline. Sporting Lisbon have given the opposition little, seeing the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their previous 6 clashes standing at 4. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Their previous form shows that Sporting Lisbon:
- haven't beaten Benfica in their last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Benfica will go into this meeting following on from a 1-5 Primeira Liga win with the downing of Portimonense in their last outing.
In that game, Benfica had 58% possession and 26 attempts at goal with 11 on target. For Benfica, the goalscorers were Álex Grimaldo (4'), Gonçalo Ramos (45') and Petar Musa (87', 89'). For their opponents, Portimonense had 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Filipe Relvas (28' Own goal) and Pedrão (38') scored for Portimonense.
During their six previous matches, Roger Schmidt's Benfica have turned their attacks into goals 12 times - yielding them a goals scored per game average of 2.
Going into this encounter, Benfica haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
↔️ Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 25/07/2020 tells us that Sporting Lisbon have won 2 of them and Benfica 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them for Sportinguistas and 11 coming from Benfica. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league meeting between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 16 on 15/01/2023 when it ended Benfica 2-2 Sporting Lisbon.
In that match, Benfica managed 58% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Alexander Bah (27' Own goal) and Gonçalo Ramos (37', 63').
On the other side, Sporting Lisbon had 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Pedro Gonçalves (52') scored.
The referee was Artur Soares Dias.
📰 Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Jovane (Unknown Injury), Daniel Bragança (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jerry St. Juste (Muscle Injury) will not be able to play for Sporting Lisbon boss Rúben Amorim.
It looks as if Sportinguistas may well go for a 3-4-3 formation, beginning the first half with Franco Israel, Ousmane Diomande, Sebastian Coates, Matheus Reis, Hector Bellerin, Manuel Ugarte, P. Gonçalves Pote, Arthur Gomes, Marcus Edwards, Paulinho and Francisco Trincão.
🗞️ Team News: Benfica
Benfica boss Roger Schmidt has a number of players out of action. Alexander Bah (Knee Injury) and Julian Draxler (Ankle Surgery) will miss out on this game.
We reckon that Benfica seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, choosing Odisseas Vlachodimos, Fredrik Aursnes, António Silva, Felipe Morato, Alejandro Grimaldo, João Neves, Chiquinho, Joao Mario, Rafa Silva, David Neres Campos and Goncalo Ramos.
In our opinion, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. Our tip is therefore for a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 00:55 17/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade (50,095)
Captain: Sebastián Coates
Chairman: Frederico Varandas
Manager: Rúben Amorim
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 4
⭐ Star Man: Trincão
Generally taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Trincão was born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Braga in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 9 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 32 appearances.
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