Tip Benfica Lisbon - Estoril
Benfica are a massive 13 points behind Sporting CP in the Primeira Liga and the Portuguese Cup seems their best chance to end the season with a trophy. They will be hosting Estoril Praia in the cup game this Thursday, this being second leg of the tie, after Benfica registered a 3-1 away win. Benfica head to this game straight after a labored win over Rio Ave in the league. They were recently eliminated from Europa League by Arsenal and will give a lot of seriousness to this competition. Before their win over Rio Ave, Benfica had gone winless in four matches but they can go on a fine run starting with the Estoril game. They are unbeaten in the last 12 home matches and in the last five, they have four clean sheets, three wins and failed to score in one. Meanwhile, they have scored two or more in three of their last five home matches and in this competition, they have five straight wins, scoring 16 goals and conceding once in the process.
Estoril are doing well in the second tier and are favorites for promotion, being top of the table. They will hope to seal promotion with this fine trophy too in their cabinet. To get there, they first have to overturn a 3-1 loss at home in the first leg. Estoril go to this game with three straight wins and two clean sheets. Four of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they’ve scored in each of their last five matches. In two of their last three matches, they’ve scored thrice, highlighting their strength in attack. However, they haven’t posted very good results when playing away from home; in the last 14 away matches they’ve managed just two wins. In this competition Estoril have lost once and won five times in the last six matches, and each one of these has produced over 2.5 goals. Each side has scored in their last four matches in this competition. The visitors will go to this game seeking a first ever win over Benfica; in 16 previous meetings they have no win.
Key points Benfica Lisbon - Estoril
Benfica are unbeaten in 12 home matches.
Estoril have no win in 16 meetings with Benfica.
Benfica have five straight wins in this competition.
Each of Estoril’s last six matches in the Portuguese Cup have seen over 2.5 goals scored.
Benfica have scored 16 goals in their last five Portuguese Cup matches.
Conclusion Benfica Lisbon - Estoril
Benfica have the advantage from the first leg and have a very good run at home, unbeaten in 12. They have five straight wins in this competition and have averaged three goals per game in that run. Estoril have been involved in high scoring matches lately and in the Portuguese Cup action too. This could continue here, with Estoril trying to overturn the deficit so go for over 2.5 goals in this game.
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Benfica Lisbon Estoril Prediction published on March 2, 2021