2019-20 Primeira Liga – Sporting CP vs Benfica Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Sporting CP vs Benfica kick off? Friday 17th January, 2020 – 21:15 (UK)

Where is Sporting CP vs Benfica being played? Estádio José Alvalade

What TV channel is Sporting CP vs Benfica on in the UK? FreeSports have the rights to Primeira Liga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Sporting CP vs Benfica in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Sporting CP vs Benfica?

Sporting CP – https://www.sporting.pt/en/tickets-and-gamebox/tickets

Benfica – https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/loja/bilhetes/jogos

What was the score in the last meeting between Sporting CP & Benfica? Benfica 5-0 Sporting CP

THE TEAM NEWS

SPORTING CP

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Luis Maximiano; Ristovski, Tiago Ilori, Mathieu, Borja; Doumbia, Battaglia, Bruno Fernandes; Bolasie, Luiz Phellype, Wendel

Unavailable: Coates (Suspended), Jovane Cabral (Injured)

Doubtful: Renan Ribeiro (Injured), Neto (Injured), Acuna (Injured), Vietto (Injured)

BENFICA

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Andre Almeida, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Weigl, Gabriel; Pizzi, Chiquinho, Cervi; Seferovic

Unavailable: Taarabt (Suspended), Jardel (Injured), Joao Filipe (Injured), Raul de Tomas (Personal reasons)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Benfica were far from impressive as they needed a late goal to defeat bottom side Desportivo Aves in their last game. Another repeat of that performance would see them struggle to overcome Sporting CP in this contest but that should act as a wake-up call for them and they are likely to win again.

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