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Benfica With One Goal Deficit to Overturn Against Sporting CP in Taca de Portugal

SL Benfica vs Sporting CP - 02/04/2024

Benfica With One Goal Deficit to Overturn Against Sporting CP in Taca de Portugal
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We are just one game away from the final of the 2023/24 Taca de Portugal and this semi-final could be explosive.

The game between Benfica and Sporting CP will be played on the 2nd of April at the Estádio da Luz. This is the second leg of the Taca de Portugal semi-final and Sporting CP lead 2-1 from the first leg.

Benfica come into the match on the back of a 1-0 home win over Chaves in the Primeira Liga on the weekend.

With the score 0-0 at half time, Benfica scored the only goal of the game in the 68th minute to claim maximum points.

The victory over Chaves means Benfica are undefeated in their last 5 fixtures in all competitions and have won each of their last 4 games.

The additional wins have come over Estoril at home and Casa Pia away in the Primeira Liga plus Rangers away in the Europa League.

Trends show Benfica are undefeated in 8 of their 9 most recent matches in the Taca de Portugal. They have won 4 of their last 5 games in the competition, with the only loss coming in the away leg of this semi-final.

Home form in the Taca de Portugal shows Benfica have won each of their last 6 games on home soil and both teams have scored in 2 of their last 3 home fixtures in the competition.

Sporting CP make the short journey to their city rivals having beat Estrela 2-1 away in the Primeira Liga on the weekend.

It was Estrela that opened the scoring in the 16th minute but Sporting CP equalised in the 23rd minute. Sporting CP took the lead in the 40th minute and held on in the second half for the victory.

The win at Estrela means Sporting CP are undefeated in 13 of their 14 most recent fixtures in all competitions.

They have won 3 of their last 4 matches, with the additional wins coming over Arouca away and Boavista at home in the Primeira Liga.

In terms of the Taca de Portugal, statistics show Sporting CP have won each of their last 5 games in the competition.

They are undefeated in 5 of their last 7 Taca de Portugal games on the road and have scored 2 or more goals in each of those 5 matches. Sporting CP's last 5 Taca de Portugal games have seen over 2.5 goals scored.

This is set to be a cracking Derby de Lisboa with a place in the Taca de Portugal final on the line.

We expect to see goals, with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals in total. Benfica have home advantage but Sporting CP have been the best team in Portugal this season. Therefore, this game could end level, which would see Sporting CP progress to the final.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Pred
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Coef.
Score
Live
coef.
PtC
343531
X
2 - 2
2.97
14°
3.75
2.38 3.75 2.70 no no no
FT
2 - 2(0 - 0)
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