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Friendly | Estadio Algarve | 16th July
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Derby County have a glamour friendly against Portuguese giants Benfica this Saturday evening. Our betting tips suggest they will taste defeat here.

Derby County vs Benfica Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

Derby County vs Benfica Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Reason For Derby County vs Benfica Betting Tips

Derby are preparing for another crack at trying to win promotion in Portugal. They have two friendlies in the space of two days in the Algarve against Vitória Setúbal and Benfica. This will clearly be the tougher game although both clubs are very early on in their preparations so improving fitness levels will be the priority. The Rams haven’t played competitively since the disappointment of their 3-2 play-off Semi-Final defeat against Hull but with Nigel Pearson now in charge, there is optimism that they will be in the thick of the promotion battle again this term.

Benfica won the Portuguese title for the 3rd year in a row last season and with one of their best ever points tallies. They also made the Champions League Quarter Finals so they are a side blessed with real quality and ought to win this game. Benfica have only lost twice in 2016 and those were narrow defeats against Porto in the League and Bayern Munich in the Champions League so the Rams will have to be at their very best if they are to pull of a shock here.

Of course given both teams have played less than 48 hours before this game against Vitoria, there is some uncertainty as to what sort of team they will put out but the Rams are likely to name a more experienced side than the one that lost 1-0 on Friday. Both clubs are likely to make some changes during the game, which is likely to be played at a slow pace in the Southern Portuguese heat.

Benfica and Vitoria drew 0-0 in a pedestrian game on Thursday and this could be a similar sort of story. Benfica should enjoy the majority of possession and they have the players more likely of producing that piece of magic that might settle this so consider backing Benfica to Win 1-0 at 7/1.

Derby County Team News

Derby County Team Badge The Rams are likely to make many changes having fielded a young side on Friday against Vitoria.

Benfica Team News

Benfica Team Badge Benfica only had 1 player in Portugal's Euro 2016 winning squad and that was Eliseu, who won't feature here. Otherwise they are likely to name a strong team although with some rotation from their game on Thursday.

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Published: July 16, 2016

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Derby County vs Benfica Stats

Benfica won their final 7 games of last season. Derby have lost just 1 of their last 8 pre-season friendlies. There were under 2.5 goals in 4 of their final 5 games last term.

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Derby County have a glamour friendly against Portuguese giants Benfica this Saturday evening. Our betting tips suggest they will taste defeat here.

Derby County vs Benfica Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

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Reason For Derby County vs Benfica Betting Tips

Derby are preparing for another crack at trying to win promotion in Portugal. They have two friendlies in the space of two days in the Algarve against Vitória Setúbal and Benfica. This will clearly be the tougher game although both clubs are very early on in their preparations so improving fitness levels will be the priority. The Rams haven’t played competitively since the disappointment of their 3-2 play-off Semi-Final defeat against Hull but with Nigel Pearson now in charge, there is optimism that they will be in the thick of the promotion battle again this term.

Benfica won the Portuguese title for the 3rd year in a row last season and with one of their best ever points tallies. They also made the Champions League Quarter Finals so they are a side blessed with real quality and ought to win this game. Benfica have only lost twice in 2016 and those were narrow defeats against Porto in the League and Bayern Munich in the Champions League so the Rams will have to be at their very best if they are to pull of a shock here.

Of course given both teams have played less than 48 hours before this game against Vitoria, there is some uncertainty as to what sort of team they will put out but the Rams are likely to name a more experienced side than the one that lost 1-0 on Friday. Both clubs are likely to make some changes during the game, which is likely to be played at a slow pace in the Southern Portuguese heat.

Benfica and Vitoria drew 0-0 in a pedestrian game on Thursday and this could be a similar sort of story. Benfica should enjoy the majority of possession and they have the players more likely of producing that piece of magic that might settle this so consider backing Benfica to Win 1-0 at 7/1.

Derby County Team News

Derby County Team Badge The Rams are likely to make many changes having fielded a young side on Friday against Vitoria.

Benfica Team News

Benfica Team Badge Benfica only had 1 player in Portugal's Euro 2016 winning squad and that was Eliseu, who won't feature here. Otherwise they are likely to name a strong team although with some rotation from their game on Thursday.

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Derby County vs Benfica Stats

Benfica won their final 7 games of last season. Derby have lost just 1 of their last 8 pre-season friendlies. There were under 2.5 goals in 4 of their final 5 games last term.

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Article by: Mark S
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @marksoc1
Published: July 16, 2016

Our match preview predictions are fully researched and provided in good faith but no profits are guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly, you should only ever gamble with money you can afford to lose. Visit our responsible gambling guidelines for more information. 18+

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