Benfica vs Estoril prediction 24.01.2024

Benfica

Benfica

1 : 1

(4 : 5)

After penalties

Estoril

Estoril

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  • Competition: Taca da Liga
  • Date: 24th January 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa

A place in the finals of the Portuguese League Cup will be at stake when Benfica and Estoril face each other on Wednesday night.

Benfica may be second in the Primeira Liga standings, but they have been in impressive form of late. Roger Schmidt's side enter Wednesday's game riding on a run of eight consecutive wins, scoring at least three goals in five of those matches and conceding just five goals in the process. The Eagles are the most successful side in Taca da Liga, but their last title came in 2016. They finished runners-up in 2022 and will be aiming to go for the title this time around.

Estoril have not given their fans much to cheer about this season. The Canaries are just two points above the relegation zone in the Portuguese top flight and enter this game with four defeats from their last four outings. Considering that Vasco Seabra's side don't also have a great record against Benfica, having lost each of the last five meetings, another defeat is likely to be on the cards on Wednesday.

Benfica vs Estoril Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals

There weren't many goals in the recent encounters between these two teams, but we expect a different result on Wednesday evening.

Benfica's attacking department has pulled out all the stops in recent weeks, scoring at least twice in each of the last six outings. Bets on over 2.5 goals were won in all six matches.

Estoril's defence has been all over the place in recent weeks. The visitors kept a clean sheet in just two of their last ten matches, conceding at least 3 goals in three of the last four of those outings. Nine of those games ended with at least three goals and I think Wednesday's game will end similarly.

  • Best Tip: Over 2.5 goals
  • Benfica vs Estoril prediction: 2-1

Benfica vs Estoril Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Estoril

    0 : 1

    Benfica

    Liga Portugal

  2. Benfica

    1 : 0

    Estoril

    Liga Portugal

  3. Estoril

    0 : 1

    Benfica

    Taça De Portugal

  4. Estoril

    1 : 5

    Benfica

    Liga Portugal

  5. Benfica

    2 : 1

    Estoril

    Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica team news

Alexander Bah will once again be unavailable to Benfica head coach Roger Schmidt due to injury, and the defender is not the hosts' only injury concern.

Juan Bernat and Casper Tengstedt are also in the dressing room with adductor and muscle injuries respectively.

Last matches of Benfica

  1. Benfica

    2 : 0

    Boavista

    Liga Portugal

  2. Benfica

    4 : 1

    Rio Ave

    Liga Portugal

  3. Benfica

    3 : 2

    Braga

    Taça De Portugal

  4. Arouca

    0 : 3

    Benfica

    Liga Portugal

  5. Benfica

    3 : 0

    Famalicao

    Liga Portugal

Benfica lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Anatoliy Trubin

Defenders

  • 8

    Fredrik Aursnes

  • 4

    António Silva

  • 30

    Nicolás Otamendi

  • 5

    Morato

Midfielders

  • 61

    Florentino Luís

  • 27

    Rafa Silva

  • 10

    Orkun Kökçü

Forwards

  • 11

    Ángel Di María

  • 9

    Arthur Cabral

  • 20

    João Mário

Estoril

Estoril team news

Estoril will be without Erick Cabaco on Wednesday due to a knee injury, but the centre-back is the visitors' only injury concern.

João Marques is the club's top scorer in the league this season with five goals and is expected to link up again with Alejandro Marqués and Rafik Guitane in the final third, while Wagner Fabrício Cardoso de Pina will be hoping for a starting berth in defence.

Last matches of Estoril

  1. Estoril

    1 : 2

    Arouca

    Liga Portugal

  2. Estoril

    1 : 3

    Moreirense

    Liga Portugal

  3. Estoril

    0 : 4

    Porto

    Taça De Portugal

  4. Sporting CP

    5 : 1

    Estoril

    Liga Portugal

  5. Estoril

    4 : 0

    Farense

    Liga Portugal

Estoril lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Marcelo Carné

Defenders

  • 2

    Raúl Parra

  • 5

    Volnei Feltes

  • 3

    Bernardo Vital

Midfielders

  • 21

    Rodrigo Gomes

  • 82

    Mateus Fernandes

  • 83

    Koba Koindredi

  • 78

    Tiago Araújo

Forwards

  • 10

    Rafik Guitane

  • 9

    Alejandro Marqués

  • 33

    João Marques

Three reasons we expect at least three goals in this game

  1. Five of the last six games of Benfica ended with over 2.5 goals.
  2. Ten of the last eleven games of Estoril ended with at least three goals.
  3. Three of the last five cup ties between Benfica and Estoril ended with over 2.5 goals.

Main prediction Benfica - Estoril

Over 2.5 goals

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2 wins in a row

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Benfica vs Estoril - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can watch Wednesday’s Taca da Liga clash between Benfica and Estoril on Sofascore.

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What’s the average number of corner kicks Benfica have won in home matches this season?

9.22

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What’s the average number of yellow cards Estoril have received in away games this season?

2.56