Saturday 5 May

Sporting vs. Benfica Match Preview

05 May 2018 Keith M. PORTUGAL: Liga Portugal
PORTUGAL: Liga Portugal

Sporting CP

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W


19:30 GMT
05 May 2018

Benfica Lisbon

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • L

19:30 GMT 05 May 2018

The Sporting vs. Benfica match will be played on Saturday, May 5, at the Jose Alvalade Stadium, Lisabon. With two matches to go, Sporting is 3rd on the table with 77 points, while Benfica is 2nd, also with 77 points.


  • Sporting won their last six games in all competitions. In four out of those six matches they haven't conceded a goal.
  • Benfica was defeated twice in their last three league games and they lost all chances to defend the title. They conceded at least one goal in their last four games.


In their previous ten meetings, Sporting recorded three victories, Benfica also had three wins, while four games ended in a draw. It is interesting that in eight out of those ten games we saw 2-3 goals.


With a series of victories, Sporting got a chance to finish in the top two and qualify for Champions League. They also eliminated Porto after penalty shootout in Portuguese Cup semifinal and they will be an absolute favorite to win the trophy against Aves in the finals. However, with only two games to go in the league, the priority is winning the match against Benfica and top two finish. Although they had a spectacular series of victories lately, in all but one they had only one goal advantage over their opponents.

Latest matches: Sporting CP

28.04.2018 Liga Portimonense SC Sporting CP 1:2 W
22.04.2018 Liga Sporting CP Boavista FC 1:0 W
18.04.2018 Taca Sporting CP FC Porto 6:4 W
15.04.2018 Liga CF Os Belenenses Sporting CP 3:4 W
12.04.2018 UEFA Sporting CP Atletico Madrid 1:0 W


Benfica had everything in their hands - one point advantage before the home match against Porto, but they were defeated by 1:0. Last weekend, they were defeated at home again, this time against 10th placed Tondela, and practically lost all chances to win the title. Now, they have to stay undefeated against Sporting or they will lose a top two position as well.

Latest matches: Benfica Lisbon

28.04.2018 Liga Benfica Lisbon CD Tondela 2:3 L
21.04.2018 Liga GD Estoril Praia Benfica Lisbon 1:2 W
15.04.2018 Liga Benfica Lisbon FC Porto 0:1 L
07.04.2018 Liga Vitoria Setubal Benfica Lisbon 1:2 W
31.03.2018 Liga Benfica Lisbon Vitoria Guimaraes 2:0 W


Sporting is the favorite to win the upcoming game, but in these derby games everything is possible.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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