Benfica will be hoping to repeat last season's results against Monday's opponents, when they did the double over the current league leaders, including a win at the Estadio Jose Alvalade courtesy of a late Rafa Silva brace. However, they come up against a Sporting side who have vastly improved since last season, and will provide a much tougher test in this game.
Sporting will be without midfielder Joao Palhinha , who has to serve a suspension after picking up his fifth league yellow card in a substitute appearance in the win over Boavista. Meanwhile, Pedro Goncalves could return to the side after serving a suspension in the win over Boavista. The Portuguese attacker has 12 goals and two assists to his name from 13 league games this season, topping the league's scoring charts.
Benfica were hit badly by an outbreak of COVID which has seen several key players miss games, coinciding with their downturn in form in recent weeks. Nicolas Otamendi was one of the players who was sidelined, but he could be available for this game, as well as Nuno Tavares after the pair have both missed the side's last three matches.
However, midfielder Everton and goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos are expected to remain out of the squad after positive coronavirus tests, while Helton Leite could also miss this game. They were recently boosted by the return of Jan Vertonghen after he was out with the virus, and the Belgian will be crucial at the back in this game amidst several notable absentees for the visitors.
Benfica cannot really afford to lose this game if they want to remain in the battle for the top spot, however with a weakened squad already causing their form to dip, we can see a strong Sporting side taking advantage of this and coming out with a narrow victory to extend their lead at the top of the table. Wednesday, February Preview: Wolves vs. Southampton Preview: Bayern vs. Tigres Preview: Barnsley vs. Chelsea Preview: Athletic vs.
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Rodrigo Lima has scored three in his last four games to take his tally for the season to His late winner in the Europa League semi-final first leg against Juventus proving to be the all important strike which allowed the Portuguese to progress after a goalless draw in Turin a week later. Team News Both managers have been afforded the luxury of resting players ahead of this final, but each will be without suspended players following previous misdemeanours.
Lazar Markovic, Enzo Perez and Eduardo Salvio will all also miss the game through suspension and are joined on the sidelines by Silvio who is out due to injury. Sevilla won in the home leg and then progressed in the competition with a goalless draw in Benfica. Suspensions to key players are of course a concern but they should still have enough quality to get the job done. Sevilla have been somewhat fortunate to reach the final, whereas Benfica have impressed throughout the tournament.
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Just two goals in those four games also suggest that their strikers are a large factor in why results are not being gained. Their strike force has been led by Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro this season, but both are struggling at the climax of the campaign. After a hot streak in April, which saw him net six times in four games, Gameiro now just has one in his last four, per Soccerway. It is yet unclear as to whether Gameiro will even feature in Turin, after the Frenchman sat out Sevilla's last game with a damaged knee.
As mentioned, Benfica have not been at their best of late either, with just one win in their last five outings. In their defence, however, that one win saw them wrap up the Portuguese League Cup, whilst the Primeira Liga has been sewn up for some time. They may not have been winning as regularly, but they have certainly performed when they needed to all season. Like Sevilla they have been a little short on goals of late.
They have not been especially prolific all season, with their success more based on a sturdy defence, but with just four scored in their last five, they are looking especially blunt. Lima is their most potent forward this season with 14 goals, but just three in his last 11 outings is not a great return.
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Note that they have also scored two or more goals in eight of their past eleven home fixtures. On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in three of the last four overall fixtures, and they have just one of their past five road trips. However, take note that the Eagles have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and despite all their struggles at the moment, they have scored the third-most number of goals of all the teams in the competition.
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These two opponents have met ten times in the past. Benfica have much better stats, achieving six victories while losing only one encounter. Portimonense have caused troubles to Eagles in the last season, snatching a point at home after exciting draw. The most recent streak in Primeira Liga has been very decent, having three wins in the last three appearances versus Maritimo, Pacos de Ferreira and Gil Vicente.
Benfica have dropped six points so far, and that happened in a span of five days in early November. They were defeated on the road by Boavista, followed with a home loss to Sporting Braga. Coach Jorge Jesus is surely satisfied with the efficiency of his attacking duo. Backing any of these two players in the goalscorers market to score at anytime would be a reasonable move. If you are looking for help, advice or support in relation to your gambling, please go to: BeGambleAware. Sign in. Log into your account.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in three of the last four overall fixtures, and they have just one of their past five road trips. However, take note that the Eagles have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and despite all their struggles at the moment, they have scored the third-most number of goals of all the teams in the competition.
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