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Sporting CP vs Benfica Live Stream & Tips - Close Clash in the Portuguese Cup

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Last updated: 28 Feb 2024
Eddy Tora 28 Feb 2024
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  • Benfica are undefeated in their last 22 matches
  • Can Sporting CP take the advantage in the Portuguese Cup?
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Sporting have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches against Benfica (Getty)

Sporting CP vs Benfica Preview


Benfica haven’t lost since early November and Sporting CP are extremely hard to beat at home. The stage is set for a draw in the Portuguese Cup.
  • Sporting CP vs Benfica Preview
  • Stats
  • Head to Head
  • Sporting CP Form
  • Sporting CP Injuries
  • Benfica Form
  • Benfica Injuries

Stats


  • Sporting CP have won 12 of their last 13 home matches.
  • Sporting CP have won by 4+ goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches.
  • Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyökeres has scored 17 goals in his last 17 matches.
  • Sporting CP have drawn 2-2 in 2 of their last 3 matches against Benfica.
  • Benfica are undefeated in their last 22 matches.
  • Benfica have drawn 2 of their last 3 away matches.

Head to Head


Benfica have a 139-112 advantage against Sporting CP with 68 draws in 319 matches.

Sporting CP Form


Sporting CP recently won five straight games, scoring 21 goals in the process. The run including an 8-0 win against Casa Pia and 5-0 victory over Braga.

Rúben Amorim’s side saw the run come to an end in a 1-1 draw against Young Boys in the Europa League. It was enough to advance after a 3-1 first leg win in Switzerland.

The Lions are coming off a 3-3 draw at Rio Ave where they conceded two penalties. Morten Hjulmand and Viktor Gyökeres scored to establish a 2-1 lead, they fell 3-2 behind before Sebastián Coates got them level.  

Sporting CP Injuries


Centre-back Gonçalo Inácio and winger Francisco Trincão are injured.

Benfica Form


Benfica are undefeated in 22 straight matches and remain alive in three competitions.

Roger Schmidt’s side got past Toulouse in the Europa League Angel Di Maria scoring two penalties in a 2-1 home win before a 0-0 draw in France.

The Eagles have won nine of their last ten in the Primeira Liga, scoring 32 goals with five conceded.

Benfica are coming off two dominant home wins, thrashing Vizela 6-1 and Portimonense 4-0, Rafa and David Neres scoring three goals each.

Benfica Injuries


Left-back Juan Bernat remains out injured.

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Verdict

Benfica haven’t lost in 22 matches and Sporting CP are rarely lose at home. The stage is set for an exciting 2-2 draw in the Portuguese Cup.

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