World Football

Primeira Liga 2022-23: Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica, prediction, head-to-head live telecast

Rajarshi Shukla

May 20 2023
Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica

Sporting will host Benfica on Sunday crunch game

When Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica square off on Sunday night in the Lisbon derby, there will be fireworks. In order to maintain their chances of qualifying for the Champions League, the Lions will probably take an offensive stance in the neighbourhood rivalry. Jerry St.

Juste and Jovane Cabral are both listed as questionable for the game and starting goalkeeper Antonio Adan is suspended after getting sent off in a 2-1 victory against Maritimo. Antonio Adan is also suspended for the game.

The Eagles, on the other hand, are in the driver’s seat in the race for the Premiera Liga crown. They will win back the domestic championship if they defeat their fierce local rivals, but it will be difficult to defeat Ruben Amorim’s team at Estadio Jose Alvalade.

Considering everything, we think that wagering on the draw has a lot of worth. Petar Musa, who scored a brace in the away team’s 5-1 thrashing of Portimonense, is fighting for a start, while crucial defender Nicolas Otamendi is returning from a suspension.

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Kick off: 22-05-2023: 1 am IST, 21-05-2023, 7:30 GMT

Sporting Lisbon form all competitions: DDWWWW

Benfica form all competitions: LDWWWW

Match facts

  • Sporting CP haven’t lost any of their previous 12 straight Primeira games.
  • In 30 of their past 33 encounters in Primeira, SL Benfica have not suffered a defeat.
  • In their previous 18 games in Primeira, SL Benfica have not suffered a loss at the break.

Players to watch

Sporting Lisbon: Manuel Ugarte

Ugarte has been an integral part of the club his presence has been important to keep their bid to qualify for Champions League next season and is performance has drawn attention from many top clubs across Europe, and the 22-year-old will certainly hope to help Sporting finish in the top four.

Benfica: Goncalo Ramos

Meanwhile, Ramos has continued to score goals for Benfica another highly-rated striker in Europe who lit up the 2022 World Cup with a hat-trick against Switzerland and has continued his fine form at the club level, and Benfica are also on the verge of winning the title as well.

Injury and player news

Ruben Amorim, the coach of Sporting Lisbon, is without Jovane (Unknown Injury), Daniel Bragança (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), and Jerry St. Juste (Muscle Injury).

Roger Schmidt, the manager of Benfica, is presently dealing with fewer team alternatives. The injuries to Julian Draxler‘s ankle and Alexander Bah’s knee prevent them from participating.


Matches: 31

Sporting Lisbon: 10

Draws: 8

Benfica: 13

Predicted lineup

Sporting Lisbon: Adan; Diomando, Coates, Inacio, Ballerin, Ugarte, Morita, Santos, Edwards, Trincia, Pote

Benfica: Vlachodimos; Aursnes, Silva, Morato, Grimaldo, Neves, Chiquuinho, Mario, Rafa, Neres, Ramos


From our perspective, this matchup between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon should be competitive. It will be intriguing to watch how this one plays out, and a draw seems likely. Therefore, we predict a very close encounter with a 1-1 tie as the final result.

Prediction: Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Benfica

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