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Portugal Primeira | Estadio de Sao Miguel | 11th January
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Santa Clara vs Benfica predictions for Friday’s match in the Primeira Liga. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Santa Clara vs Benfica Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Benfica Win To Nil @ 13/10

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Benfica 1-0 @ 6/1

Reason For Santa Clara vs Benfica Betting Tips

Santa Clara sit ninth in the Primeira Liga table after failing to secure a win in either of their last two matches, drawing 2-2 with relegation battlers Feirense on Sunday. Friday sees the mid table side play host to title challengers Benfica, who ended their two game winless run in all competitions with an emphatic 4-2 victory over Rio Ave which saw the visitors move ahead of local rivals Sporting CP.

Santa Clara have no excuses for failing to beat Feirense last time out, after the visitors went 2-0 in front and still only managed to take a point from the game. Zé Manuel scored the only goal of the first half two minutes before the interval to see the visitors go in front, and just three minutes after the restart Lamas put Santa Clara two goals to the good. Feirense began their comeback through a fifty-ninth minute penalty from Edinho, and six minutes later a José Valencia strike levelled the two clubs. Santa Clara had stopped creating chances by this point in the match and were left hanging out to a share of the spoils in the end, with both teams leaving the stadium feeling aggrieved that they didn’t win the game.

Benfica ran out comfortable 4-2 winners at home to Rio Ave, but the first half proved anything but comfortable for the hosts. Two goals in the space of three minutes from Gabrielzinho and Bruno Moreira saw the visitors take a shock 2-0 lead inside the opening twenty minutes, but Benfica recovered well and went in level at the break after Seferović and João Félix scored to make it 2-2. Félix netted his brace in the sixty-forth minute to put Benfica in front for the first time in the match, and teammate Seferović also scored his second goal of the game to wrap up a 4-2 win for the hosts. That result saw Benfica move ahead of local rivals Sporting CP in the Primeira Liga table and into third place behind Braga.

The last time these two clubs locked horns was for a 2012 Taca da Liga tie at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, which the hosts won 2-0 and Santa Clara ended the game with ten-men on the pitch. The first half ended goalless, but Nélson Oliveira put Benfica in front in the sixty-eighth minute and a second goal from substitute Witsel in the seventy-fifth minute helped wrap up the win. Santa Clara striker Hugo Moreira picked up his second yellow card of the half with three minutes left on the clock, adding insult to injury for the visitors who knew by that point that the tie was already over.

With four wins, one draw, and one defeat from their last six matches, Benfica head into Friday’s game as the clear form favourites. Santa Clara have lost three, drawn one, and won two of their last six matches, but head into the game unbeaten in their last four on the road. Rashid and Zé Manuel joint top score for Santa Clara in the Primeira Liga this season on five goals, while suspended striker Jonas joint top scores for Benfica alongside Seferović on six goals apiece.

We’re confident that Benfica will win to nil on Friday, and have backed the scoreline to end 1-0. Benfica have won six of their seven matches against Santa Clara, and the hosts have kept five clean sheets during that period. Santa Clara have lost three of their last six in the Primeira Liga, while Benfica have won four of the last six in all competitions and we’re expecting another win for Benfica, but believe Santa Clara will make it tough for their guests.

Santa Clara Team News

Santa Clara Team Badge Marco Rocha, Dennis Pineda, and Thiago Santos Santana are all set to miss Friday's game due to injury.

Benfica Team News

Benfica Team Badge Jonas remains suspended for the visitors, while Rafa Silva and Tyronne Ebuehi could both miss out through injury.

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Article by: James K
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Published: January 10, 2019

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
16637
Home
8215
Away
8422
Overall
PWDL
161123
Home
8611
Away
8512

Recent Competition Form

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2-2 v Feirense (A)
D
4-2 v Rio Ave (H)
W
1-2 v Tondela (H)
L
2-0 v Portimonense (A)
L
0-2 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
6-2 v Sporting Braga (H)
W
1-2 v FC Porto (H)
L
0-1 v Marítimo (A)
W
0-1 v Moreirense (A)
W
0-1 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
2-3 v Belenenses (H)
L
4-0 v Feirense (H)
W
2-0 v Vitória Guimarães (A)
L
1-3 v Tondela (A)
W
1-2 v Sporting CP (H)
L
1-3 v Moreirense (H)
L
1-2 v Desportivo Aves (A)
W
2-0 v Belenenses (A)
L
1-0 v GD Chaves (H)
W
1-0 v FC Porto (H)
W
0-3 v CD Nacional (A)
W
2-2 v GD Chaves (A)
D
1-3 v Rio Ave (H)
L
2-0 v Desportivo Aves (H)
W
4-2 v Boavista (H)
W
0-4 v CD Nacional (A)
W
2-2 v Portimonense (A)
D
1-1 v Sporting CP (H)
D
3-3 v Sporting Braga (H)
D
0-2 v Boavista (A)
W
1-0 v Marítimo (A)
L
3-2 v Vitória Guimarães (H)
W
26Goals Scored35
25Goals Conceded17
11/16 (69%)Over 2.5 Goals8/16 (50%)
10/16 (63%)Both Teams Scored7/16 (44%)
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1-2 v Tondela (H)
L
4-2 v Rio Ave (H)
W
1-2 v FC Porto (H)
L
6-2 v Sporting Braga (H)
W
2-3 v Belenenses (H)
L
4-0 v Feirense (H)
W
1-2 v Sporting CP (H)
L
1-3 v Moreirense (H)
L
1-0 v GD Chaves (H)
W
1-0 v FC Porto (H)
W
1-3 v Rio Ave (H)
L
2-0 v Desportivo Aves (H)
W
4-2 v Boavista (H)
W
1-1 v Sporting CP (H)
D
3-3 v Sporting Braga (H)
D
3-2 v Vitória Guimarães (H)
W
14Goals Scored22
17Goals Conceded10
7/8 (88%)Over 2.5 Goals5/8 (63%)
7/8 (88%)Both Teams Scored5/8 (63%)
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2-2 v Feirense (A)
D
2-0 v Portimonense (A)
L
0-2 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
0-1 v Marítimo (A)
W
0-1 v Moreirense (A)
W
0-1 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
2-0 v Vitória Guimarães (A)
L
1-3 v Tondela (A)
W
1-2 v Desportivo Aves (A)
W
2-0 v Belenenses (A)
L
0-3 v CD Nacional (A)
W
2-2 v GD Chaves (A)
D
2-2 v Portimonense (A)
D
0-4 v CD Nacional (A)
W
1-0 v Marítimo (A)
L
0-2 v Boavista (A)
W
12Goals Scored13
8Goals Conceded7
4/8 (50%)Over 2.5 Goals3/8 (38%)
3/8 (38%)Both Teams Scored2/8 (25%)
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2-2 v Feirense (A)
D
4-2 v Rio Ave (H)
W
1-2 v Tondela (H)
L
2-0 v Portimonense (A)
L
0-2 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
6-2 v Sporting Braga (H)
W
1-2 v FC Porto (H)
L
0-1 v Marítimo (A)
W
0-1 v Moreirense (A)
W
0-1 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
2-3 v Belenenses (H)
L
4-0 v Feirense (H)
W
2-0 v Vitória Guimarães (A)
L
1-3 v Tondela (A)
W
1-2 v Sporting CP (H)
L
1-3 v Moreirense (H)
L
1-2 v Desportivo Aves (A)
W
2-0 v Belenenses (A)
L
1-0 v GD Chaves (H)
W
1-0 v FC Porto (H)
W
13Goals Scored21
14Goals Conceded12
6/10 (60%)Over 2.5 Goals5/10 (50%)
6/10 (60%)Both Teams Scored4/10 (40%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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2-2 v Feirense (A)
D
4-2 v Rio Ave (H)
W
1-2 v Tondela (H)
L
2-0 v Portimonense (A)
L
0-2 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
6-2 v Sporting Braga (H)
W
1-2 v FC Porto (H)
L
0-1 v Marítimo (A)
W
0-1 v Moreirense (A)
W
0-1 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
7Goals Scored12
6Goals Conceded6
3/5 (60%)Over 2.5 Goals2/5 (40%)
3/5 (60%)Both Teams Scored2/5 (40%)
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1-2 v Tondela (H)
L
4-2 v Rio Ave (H)
W
1-2 v FC Porto (H)
L
6-2 v Sporting Braga (H)
W
2-3 v Belenenses (H)
L
4-0 v Feirense (H)
W
1-2 v Sporting CP (H)
L
1-3 v Moreirense (H)
L
1-0 v GD Chaves (H)
W
1-0 v FC Porto (H)
W
6Goals Scored16
9Goals Conceded7
4/5 (80%)Over 2.5 Goals4/5 (80%)
4/5 (80%)Both Teams Scored3/5 (60%)
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2-2 v Feirense (A)
D
2-0 v Portimonense (A)
L
0-2 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
0-1 v Marítimo (A)
W
0-1 v Moreirense (A)
W
0-1 v Vitória Setúbal (A)
W
2-0 v Vitória Guimarães (A)
L
1-3 v Tondela (A)
W
1-2 v Desportivo Aves (A)
W
2-0 v Belenenses (A)
L
7Goals Scored5
5Goals Conceded5
2/5 (40%)Over 2.5 Goals1/5 (20%)
2/5 (40%)Both Teams Scored1/5 (20%)
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League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1FC Porto1614023410+2442
2Sporting Braga1711423217+1537
3Benfica1611233517+1835
4Sporting CP1611143318+1534
5Moreirense169161820-228
6Vitória Guimarães167452117+425
7Belenenses166732016+425
8Portimonense177372428-424
9Santa Clara166372625+121
10Rio Ave165472629-319
11CD Nacional165471929-1019
12Tondela165382023-318
13Vitória Setúbal165381518-318
14Boavista164481218-616
15Marítimo1642101021-1114
16Feirense162681023-1312
17Desportivo Aves1632111730-1311
18GD Chaves1623111023-139
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Sporting Braga9810205+1525
2FC Porto9801236+1724
3Sporting CP8800216+1524
4Benfica86112210+1219
5Portimonense95311913+618
6Moreirense851296+316
7Vitória Guimarães742195+414
8Belenenses8422118+314
9Rio Ave84221513+214
10Tondela93241011-111
11Vitória Setúbal831488010
12Boavista731355010
13Marítimo831469-310
14CD Nacional8314510-510
15Desportivo Aves8224111108
16Feirense815289-18
17Santa Clara82151417-37
18GD Chaves712468-25
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1FC Porto7601114+718
2Benfica8512137+616
3Santa Clara8422128+414
4Sporting Braga83321212012
5Moreirense8404914-512
6Belenenses825198+111
7Vitória Guimarães93241212011
8Sporting CP83141212010
9CD Nacional82331419-59
10Vitória Setúbal8224710-38
11Tondela72141012-27
12Boavista9135713-66
13Portimonense8206515-106
14Rio Ave81251116-55
15Marítimo8116412-84
16GD Chaves9117415-114
17Feirense8116214-124
18Desportivo Aves8107619-133

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1FC Porto1-220th Apr
2Sporting Braga3-330th Jan
3Benfica11th Jan19th May
4Sporting CP1-217th Mar
5Moreirense14th Apr0-1
6Vitória Guimarães31st Mar2-0
7Belenenses2-37th Apr
8Portimonense3rd Feb2-2
9Santa ClaraN/AN/A
10Rio Ave1-317th Feb
11CD Nacional24th Feb0-3
12Tondela1-25th May
13Vitória Setúbal28th Apr0-2
14Boavista4-210th Feb
15Marítimo20th Jan1-0
16Feirense12th May2-2
17Desportivo Aves10th Mar1-2
18GD Chaves1-03rd Mar
PosTeamHomeAway
1FC Porto1-03rd Mar
2Sporting Braga6-228th Apr
3BenficaN/AN/A
4Sporting CP1-13rd Feb
5Moreirense1-317th Mar
6Vitória Guimarães3-218th Jan
7Belenenses10th Mar2-0
8Portimonense5th May2-0
9Santa Clara19th May11th Jan
10Rio Ave4-212th May
11CD Nacional10th Feb0-4
12Tondela31st Mar1-3
13Vitória Setúbal14th Apr0-1
14Boavista30th Jan0-2
15Marítimo20th Apr0-1
16Feirense4-07th Apr
17Desportivo Aves2-017th Feb
18GD Chaves24th Feb2-2
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Santa Clara vs Benfica Stats

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  • Benfica have won six of their seven matches against Santa Clara.
  • Benfica have kept clean sheets in five of their seven games against Santa Clara.
  • Santa Clara have lost three of their last six in the Primeira Liga.
  • Benfica have won four of the last six in all competitions.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 32
(16 by Santa Clara) and (16 by Benfica)

Goals

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63%
BTTS (%)
44%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
81%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
81%
69%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
38%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
50%
1.63
Average Goals For
2.19
1.56
Average Goals Conceded
1.06
25%
Cleansheet (%)
44%
13%
Failed to Score (%)
13%
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88%
BTTS (%)
63%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
88%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
88%
88%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
63%
50%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
63%
1.75
Average Goals For
2.75
2.13
Average Goals Conceded
1.25
13%
Cleansheet (%)
38%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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38%
BTTS (%)
25%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
75%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
75%
50%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
38%
25%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
38%
1.5
Average Goals For
1.63
1
Average Goals Conceded
0.88
38%
Cleansheet (%)
50%
25%
Failed to Score (%)
25%
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60%
BTTS (%)
50%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
80%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
90%
70%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
40%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
50%
1.7
Average Goals For
1.9
1.6
Average Goals Conceded
1.1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
20%
Failed to Score (%)
10%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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80%
BTTS (%)
40%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
80%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
80%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
40%
80%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
2
Average Goals For
2.4
2.2
Average Goals Conceded
0.6
0%
Cleansheet (%)
60%
20%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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80%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
80%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
80%
80%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
40%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
2
Average Goals For
1.6
2
Average Goals Conceded
1.2
20%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
40%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
80%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
60%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
60%
20%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
60%
1.4
Average Goals For
2.2
1.2
Average Goals Conceded
1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
20%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Osama Jabbar
5
6
Haris Seferovic
Fernando
4
5
Pizzi
Fábio Cardoso
3
4
João Félix
First Goalscorers
Zé Manuel
4
4
Jonas
Osama Jabbar
2
2
Haris Seferovic
Bruno Lamas
1
1
Facundo Ferreyra

Cards & Corners

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3
Average Cards For
2
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Patrick
6
5
Jonas
Anderson Carvalho
5
4
Jardel
Fábio Cardoso
4
4
Franco Cervi
6
Average Corners For
7
7
Average Corners Against
3

Goal Margins

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W3201
L5200
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W4403
L0300
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W1100
L4100
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W2202
L0100
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W2101
L1100
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W2201
L0200

Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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