ᐉBenfica vs Newcastle Prediction

Benfica

Benfica

3 : 2

Newcastle United

Newcastle United

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  • Date:26/07/2022
  • Competition: Club friendly
  • KO:21:30 CET
  • Venue: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) (Lisboa)

Primeira Liga outfit Benfica welcomes Premier League rich boys Newcastle to the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica for a friendly fixture on Tuesday evening.

Benfica have enjoyed a strong start to their pre-season preparations, picking up four successive victories against Reading, Nice, Fulham and Girona as they look to reclaim the Portuguese title for the first time since 2019.

Big spending Newcastle have picked up 2 wins and 1 defeat in their early pre-season fixtures, including a 1:0 loss to Mainz last Monday.

Benfica vs Newcastle Betting Tips

As with any pre-season friendly, small stakes are advised, but we like Benfica´s form coming into this fixture, and they will be confident of making it 5 wins from 5 against a Newcastle side that faces two further friendlies against Atalanta and Bilbao in the next 4 days.

Given that busy schedule, we expect Eddie Howe´s side to be a little understrength compared to that of a Benfica side competing in their final friendly fixture ahead of their vital CL qualifiers at the start of August. 

With that big fixture to come next, we expect Roger Schmidt to name a near to full strength line-up, and Benfica does have a strong record in friendly fixtures in recent years, with 13 wins and 2 draws collected since losing to Anderlecht back in 2019.

As such, we´re backing the hosts to pick up the victory in what should prove a decent contest in Lisbon, with both sides capable of getting on the scoresheet.

Benfica vs Newcastle United Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Benfica

    3 : 2

    Newcastle United

    Club Friendlies 3

  2. Newcastle United

    1 : 1

    Benfica

    Europa League

  3. Benfica

    3 : 1

    Newcastle United

    Europa League

Benfica

Benfica Team News

New boss Roger Schmidt is likely to name to a close to full-strength starting line-up with summer signings David Neres, Enzo Fernández and João Victor pushing for starting positions.

Last matches of Benfica

  1. Casa Pia

    0 : 1

    Benfica

    Primeira Liga

  2. Midtjylland

    1 : 3

    Benfica

    Champions League

  3. Benfica

    4 : 0

    Arouca

    Primeira Liga

  4. Benfica

    4 : 1

    Midtjylland

    Champions League

  5. Benfica

    3 : 2

    Newcastle United

    Club Friendlies 3

Benfica lineup

Goalkeeper

  • O. Vlachodimos

Defenders

  • J. Vertonghen

  • N. Otamendi

  • Gilberto

  • Álex Grimaldo

Midfielders

  • A. Taarabt

  • V. Lazaro

  • J. Weigl

Forwards

  • David Neres

  • Gil Dias

  • Gonçalo Ramos

Newcastle United

Newcastle Team News

Sven Botman is the only new arrival at Newcastle this summer, and the Dutch defender could start in the heart of the Geordie defence. 

Elsewhere, Callum Wilson will likely lead the visiting attack with support coming from talented playmaker Bruno Guimarães.

Last matches of Newcastle United

  1. Brighton & Hove Albion

    0 : 0

    Newcastle United

    Premier League

  2. Newcastle United

    2 : 0

    Nottingham Forest

    Premier League

  3. Newcastle United

    2 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. Newcastle United

    1 : 0

    Atalanta

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Benfica

    3 : 2

    Newcastle United

    Club Friendlies 3

Newcastle United lineup

Goalkeeper

  • M. Dúbravka

Defenders

  • K. Trippier

  • D. Burn

  • Sven Botman

  • M. Targett

Midfielders

  • M. Almirón

  • Bruno Guimarães

  • S. Longstaff

Forwards

  • A. Saint-Maximin

  • C. Wilson

  • Joelinton

Key Facts Benfica vs Newcastle

  • Benfica have won 13 and drawn 2 of their last 15 friendly fixtures since 2019
  • Benfica face a crucial CL qualifier in their next fixture
  • Benfica won 3:1 when these sides last met in 2013

Main prediction Benfica - Newcastle United

Benfica to win

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

4 wins in a row

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Benfica vs Newcastle - FAQ

? Benfica Player to Watch
David Neres - The former Ajax winger should prove an astute signing for the Portuguese, with the Brazilian arriving in a $14 million deal from Shakhtar.
? Newcastle Player to Watch
Bruno Guimarães - The Brazilian midfielder made an instant impression following his arrival from Lyon last January, scoring 4 goals in his 8 most recent appearances.
? Where to watch?
This friendly match can be viewed live on FTV and various betting platforms.