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Santa Clara VS Benfica

Preview
Santa Clara and Benfica face at Estádio de São Miguel, in a match for the 17th round of the Primeira Liga. There is no record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 18‑01‑2012, the match ended with the final score: Benfica (2‑0) Santa Clara. The home/away factor is worth special atention, since although this is a match between 8th and 3rd of the league table, it’s also a match between the 17th best team in home matches and the 2nd best in away matches.

Analysis of Santa Clara

After 6 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in the 8th position, havinf won 23 points so far. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Feirense by (2‑2), after in the previous match they have lost (1‑2) at home, against Tondela. Interestingly enough, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 14 points in away matches and only 7 at their stadium. For the league, Santa Clara won 7 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 8 home matches.

They have lost the last 4 home matches for this competition. In their home matches there are a few frequent results: at half‑time 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 1‑1 (3 out of 8 matches) and after the 90' 1‑2 (3 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 16 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Santa Clara come to this match after a 2-2 equaliser at Feirense. The home team are used to play on a 4-4-2 formation, focusing on quick transitions and an offensive style of play. In their system, their two main attackers are Stephens and Zé Manuel. Their coach won't be able to count on Thiago, Denis Pineda and Marco Rocha due to injuries.

Confirmed Lineup: Serginho, Fábio Cardoso, Patrick, César, Mamadu Candé, Anderson Carvalho, P. Pacheco, Bruno Lamas, Zé Manuel, Ukra, A. Stephens.
Coach: João Henriques.

Analysis of Benfica

The away team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 35 points won, after 11 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Portimonense, by (2‑0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Rio Ave, by (4‑2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, with 22 goals scored and 10 conceded at home, against 13 goals scored and 7 conceded in away matches. In the last 8 away league matches Benfica has a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 24 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑1 (4 out of 8 matches). Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 16 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times but have turned the score around in 2. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (61'‑75').

Benfica gets motivated into this match after beating Rio Ave at home by 4.2: Seferovic and João Félix scored twice each. The visitors use to play on a 4-4-2 formation, in which the two bigger responsible for threatening the opposite defences are João Félix and Seferovic. At the middle of the pitch should feature Cervi, Salvio, Pizzi and Fejsa. Benfica should adopt an offensive approach, motivated for his last result. The manager Bruno Lage can not count with Ebuehi and Rafa because of injuries.

Confirmed Lineup: O. Vlachodimos, Rúben Dias, Álex Grimaldo, André Almeida, Jardel, L. Fejsa, A. Živković, Pizzi, Gabriel, H. Seferović, João Félix.
Coach: Bruno Lage.

Betting suggestion:

The most likely outcome of this match is both teams to score at least one goal. The goal average of both formations is high, and the two teams are revealing defensive issues and tactical systems prepared for attacking. For that reason, we expect Benfica to control the match with Santa Clara constantly trying to create dangerous situations in quick transitions.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Markets
Match Odds 122 Place your bet
Benfica 93%
1.45
Santa Clara 2%
9.4
The Draw 5%
11
Over/Under 2.5 goals 42 Place your bet
Over 2.5 Goals 98%
1.84
Under 2.5 Goals 2%
2.14
Half Time 41 Place your bet
Benfica 77%
1.98
The Draw 15%
2.62
Santa Clara 9%
7.8
First Half Goals 23 Place your bet
Under 0.5 Goals 4%
3.34
Over 0.5 Goals 96%
1.33
Over/Under 1.5 Goals 39 Place your bet
Under 1.5 Goals 3%
4.7
Over 1.5 Goals 97%
1.27
Over/Under 3.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Under 3.5 Goals 0% 1.45
Over 3.5 Goals 100%
3.1
Over/Under 4.5 Goals 4 Place your bet
Under 4.5 Goals 75%
1.17
Over 4.5 Goals 25%
6.4
Over/Under 0.5 Goals 13 Place your bet
Under 0.5 Goals 0% 17.5
Over 0.5 Goals 100%
1.05
Over/Under 5.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Under 5.5 Goals 100%
1.06
Over 5.5 Goals 0% 15
Over/Under 6.5 Goals 1 Place your bet
Over 6.5 Goals 0% 38
Under 6.5 Goals 100%
1.02
Both teams to Score? 70 Place your bet
No 4%
1.95
Yes 96%
2.05
Half With Most Goals 3 Place your bet
Tie 33%
6.5
1st Half 33%
3.2
2nd Half 33%
2.05
Second Half 0%
Odd or Even Total Goals 1 Place your bet
Odd 100%
1.99
Even 0% 1.97
First Half Goals 1.5 12 Place your bet
Over 1.5 Goals 100%
2.65
Under 1.5 Goals 0% 1.49
Note: On the graphics, the lay Tips were converted to Back on the other choices of that market.

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Primeira Liga - 2018/2019

  • 76% 234 / 306 Games

  • Home team wins 45.73%
  • Draws 21.79%
  • Away team wins 32.48%
  • Over 1.5 68.8%
  • Over 2.5 45.73%
  • Over 3.5 24.79%
  • Goals 592
  • Goals /match 2.53
  • Goals /match home 1.44
  • Goals /match away 1.09
  • Both teams score 46.15%
  • Goals after 80' 14.19%
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