Benfica v Sporting Lisbon predictions for Portuguese Super Cup match played at Estadio Do Algarve, Sao Joao da Venda. Who is going to lift the first piece of silverware in Portugal in the new football season? Continue reading below for all our premium tips and predictions.
The wait is finally over! A big majority of top European leagues are starting in a week or two. Traditionally, we are getting Super Cup matches first, which is going to be the case in Portugal this Saturday. Benfica will face Sporting Lisbon in Sao Joao and we should see an exciting encounter between two old rivals. There were no surprises when it comes to the odds – The Eagles are favorites for the win, priced at 9/10 odds.
Sporting Lisbon had so many issues during the pre-season period, including some unexpected departures, poor results and awful defending. The Golden Lions have played five friendly matches in the last five weeks, failing to secure one single victory! Some of the opponents were supposed to be beaten easily, at least on paper – Rapperswil Jona, St Gallen, Club Brugge. The form is at very bad point right now, and the new championship is starting next week with a clash against Maritimo.
Unlike their opposition, Benfica and their fans are having a great time. The team lost only one out of five friendlies, while winning five. Names of defeated teams are Academica, Guadalajara, Fiorentina and AC Milan! The reigning Portuguese champions are in much better shape at the moment, which is why we will back them to win the first piece of silverware in the new season.
Safe Premium Tip Of Today: We Bet £40 on Benfica win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Risky Premium Tip Of Today: Benfica win & BTTS @ 4.40 (17/5)