Sporting Lisbon vs. Benfica Taca de Portugal

Sporting Lisbon vs. Benfica Taca de Portugal – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 29/02/2024

Sporting Lisbon vs. Benfica Portuguese Cup Semi-Final Match Analysis

In an eagerly anticipated fixture, Sporting Lisbon and Benfica gear up for a thrilling encounter in the first leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-final.

Match Preview

Sporting is performing well this season, competing for the Primeira Liga title, currently in second place, two points behind the leader with an extra game to play.

In the previous round, the team drew against Rio Ave, dropping important points.

Sporting also participates in the Europa League, where they will face Atalanta in the round of 16, showcasing an attractive style of play that appeals to fans.

Benfica has had a satisfactory season with some inconsistency in certain games.

Leading the championship, they are closely followed by Sporting, trailing by two points with a game in hand.

In the last round, Benfica defeated Portimonense 4-0 at home.

The team is also active in the Europa League and will confront Rangers in the round of 16.

With a storied history, Benfica is always a contender for trophies in domestic and European competitions.

Prediction: Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Benfica

Expect a draw in this Lisbon derby, setting up an exciting return fixture in April.

  • Prediction: Draw
  • Betting Tip: Both teams to score

Possible Lineups

Sporting Lisbon: (3-4-3)

Israel;

Diomande, Coates, Inacio;

Catamo, Hjulmand, Morita, Santos;

Edwards, Gyokeres, Goncalves

Benfica: (4-2-3-1)

Trubin;

Bah, A. Silva, Otamendi, Aursnes;

Kokcu, Neves;

Di Maria, Mario, Neres;

R. Silva

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