It’s not easy to beat Santa Clara at their home, they are unbeaten at 11 of their last 12 games in Açores for the Liga NOS. Nevertheless, the Azoreans never beat Benfica for the Liga NOS and have suffered at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 games against the encarnados. In their last match, they managed to draw against the Portimonense. Andreson Carvalho will not play due to an injury and Guilherme Schettine is in doubt.
Probable 11: Marco – João Lucas, João Afonso, César Martins, Fábio Cardoso, Patrick – Zé Manuel, Chico Ramos, Rashid, Carlos Junior – Thiago Santana.
The Benfica won their last 13 games away from home for the Liga NOS and 8 of their last 9 against Santa Clara. The encardados broke a series of 5 victories in their last match for the champions league against Lyon. Practically out of the fight for the passage to the next phase of this competition their big focus now will be the Liga NOS where they are in the first position. The only injured player for Benfica is Rafa. Ferro suffered an injury in the champions league match but will probably recover.
Probable 11: Vlachodimos – Grimaldo, Ruben Dias, Ferro, André Almeida – Cervi, Florentino, Gabriel, Pizzi – Chiquinho, Seferovic.
I believe that the Eagles are the clear favorites here, they never lost to Santa Clara, and besides the Santa Clara are not at their best with just one win in the last 5 games. This will be a good opportunity for Benfica to start winning again and secure their first place. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits for this game, register for the best betting software right now and start winning big!