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Sporting Lisbon Vs Benfica: All The Current Stats And Predictions Ahead Of The Clash

February 21 2011 By Keesh Sundaresan
Live Soccer TV presents fans out there with a detailed view and predictions ahead of yet another feisty encounter between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica in the Lisbon Derby.

As another Lisbon Derby looms, the whole city of Lisbon will be electrified and divided for arguably the most important fixture of the Portuguese League calendar. The stadiums will be packed and those who miss the tickets will make sure that they are in front of a screen at kick off time. Families and friends will be divided. The whole town will be buzzed ahead of this fixture. No other topic will be the trend in Pubs as the fixture gets nearer

The stage has been set, the fans are ready. It's almost time for another edition of Derby de Lisboa!

At Live Soccer TV, we prepare you with all the stats and predictions that will add spices to the already intense match-up.

 

 

Sporting Lisbon Vs Benfica: How Both Teams Have Performed In The League So Far

 

Benfica Matches Win Draw Lose
Overall
19 15 0 4
Home
10 9 0 1
Away
9 6 0 3
Sporting Lisbon Matches Win Draw Lose
Overall
19 9 6 4
Home
9 3 4 2
Away
10 6 2 2
 

As we can see, Benfica have been the better team this season with 15 wins out of 19 league matches. Meanwhile Sporting have only notched up 9 victories out of 19 league matches too. Benfica have been reasonably well away from home with 6 victories out of 9 matches and drawing none. This proves that Benfica will be giving Sporting Lisbon a tough time in the coming Lisbon Derby.

 

TOP SCORERS

Oscar Cardozo is currently Benfica's top scorer with 8 goals in the league.

Helder Postiga is Sporting's top scorer with 5 goals in the league so far.

 

Sporting Lisbon Vs Benfica: How Do They Fare In The League Table

Team Matches Win Draw Loss GS GA Points
Porto
20
18
2
0
46
7
56
Benfica
19
15
0
4
40
16
45
Sporting Lisbon
19
9
6
4
32
22
33
Guimaraes
20
9
5
6
25
24
32
Uniao Leiria
20
8
4
8
19
24
28
Olhanense
20
6
9
5
19
18
27
Braga
19
8
3
8
33
26
27
Pacos Ferreira
19
6
8
5
18
21
26
Nacional
20
7
5
8
17
23
26
Beira Mar
19
5
10
4
23
22
25
Academica
20
5
5
10
25
35
20
Rio Ave
20
5
5
10
20
26
20
Vitoria Setubal
20
4
7
9
17
29
19
Maritimo
19
4
7
8
19
22
19
Naval
20
3
5
12
18
37
14
Portimonense
20
2
5
13
18
37
11

 

Benfica currently occupy 2nd position with 45 points and Sporting Lisbon are 12 points behind them in 3rd position.

 

Sporting Lisbon Vs Benfica: Head To Head Statistics Over The Last Decade

Soccer Teams
Matches Win Draw Lose Score Goals Scored Per Match Goals Allowed Per Match
Benfica
13 
20:19
1.54
1.46
Sporting Lisbon
13 
19:20
1.46
1.54

 

They have faced each other 13 times with Sporting Lisbon winning five of them while Benfica only managed four victories. However, Benfica have a better Goals Scored Per Match ratio with 1.54 compared to Benfica's 1.46 .

 

Sporting Lisbon Vs Benfica: Summary Of Recent Form

Soccer Team
Past 5 Matches Results
Benfica WWWWW

Sporting Lisbon

DDWLW

 

Benfica are on a good run of form with 5 victories over Guimares, Vitoria Setubal, Nacional, Academica and Uniao Leiria respectively.

Meanwhile, Sporting have been inconsistent with two victories over Braga and Maritimo, two draws with Naval and Olhanense and also a defeat against Pacos Fereirra.

 

Sporting Lisbon Vs Benfica: How Will It Impact Their League Positions.

Benfica are now currently 2nd in the league table with 45 points, nine points behind FC Porto. With only 11 matches left in the season, this derby match is something they cannot afford to lose if they want to catch up with leaders Porto. Especially with tough matches against Braga and Porto coming up, this will be a match that they would not want to drop points.

Sporting now sit 3rd in the league table with 33 points, 12 behind Benfica who are in 2nd position. Sporting are also holding a slender one point lead over fourth place Guimares. However, Sporting do have a game in hand. With a win against Benfica, they would be four points clear of Guimares and it will be a huge boost to their European hopes next season.

 

Sporting Lisbon Vs Benfica: Conclusion

The Lisbon Derby has always had it's fair share of surprises and shocks. Everybody knows that derby matches are always unpredictable including this particular one. Who will rise up to the occasion? Which player will exhibit one moment of magic? Which manager will implement the perfect tactics?

Tune in to Live Soccer TV as we bring you all the latest news regarding the Derby de Lisboa. Do not miss the action!

 

 




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