Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(76) 45 Goals 30 (49)
(58) 41 Assists 22 (27)
(6.6) 7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.4)
26.3 Average Age 25.5
183.1 Average Height (cm) 181.4
(1.2) 1.3 Shots pg 0.8 (0.7)
(51%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 45% (43%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.8)
(1.5) 1.2 Tackles pg 1 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Liga Portugal.

Missing Players

Benfica
Estoril
Player Reason Status Rating
Juan Bernat Out 6.25
Player Reason Status Rating
Erick Cabaco Out 6.28
Jordan Holsgrove Out 6.87
Wagner Pina Out 6.43

Team News

Benfica
Estoril
  • Otamendi was sent off in the 'Clássico' against FC Porto and will serve a match ban. Either Morato or Tomás Araújo will feature alongside António Silva at the heart of the defense.
  • Kokçu and João Mário were rested in midweek and will likely feature from the outset on Sunday.
  • Cassiano is fully recovered and should lead the line on Sunday.
  • Pedro Álvaro and Tiago Araújo should also get their starting XI spot back after missing out last time around.

Prediction

  • Benfica are dealing with the worst run of the season as they lost to both of their main rivals (2-1 to Sporting and 5-0 to FC Porto) and were held to a draw at home by Rangers at the Europa League. They need to bounce back as quick as possible if they want to continue to pressure Sporting at 1st place.
  • Estoril' defensive frailty were evident last weekend on their 3-1 loss at home to Vitória SC. They conceded three goals in each of their last three games.
  • The hosts have been heavily criticized lately and are eager to respond in the best way possible - with a comfortable win. They have the talent to do so and will face an ideal opponent on that regard.
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