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THE MATCH PREDICTION

Santa Clara - Benfica

11.01 20:00

Both Teams to Score - No
WIN 2.06

As they know, the seventeen matchday of the Portuguese Primeira lasts four days. On Saturday three pairs of teams will enter on the ground. In one of the Santa Clara welcome Benfica at their Estadio de Sao Miguel. How these sides will end the first round?

Last year Santa Clara became the runners-up in the second Portuguese League and got the promotion to Primeira. Here the team from the Azores possesses the ninth place that can consider as a good result as for the newcomer.

The Azoreans have six wins, three draws and seven losses in their record. They have scored twenty-six goals and conceded twenty-five goals. Joao Henriques’ guys started with a small defeat to Maritimo 0:1. Then they added two draws to their statistics. Their first victory at the highest level came in the fourth round. There the newcomer won over the former Portuguese winner Boavista. Osamah Rashid from Santa Clara made his double. The hosts had their winning and loss streaks. Both counted three games.

This year they earned just a point out of six possible. They lost to Tondela at home 1:2. Last week they play with a scoring 2:2 draw against Feirense. Santa Clara led till the 59-th minute. Then the rival has score their initial goal and equalized in the 65-th minute.

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Benfica possesses the third place. The leader Porto have a big advantage over the biggest rival. The second-ranked Braga have a one-point gap over the Eagles. Totally, the Reds have eleven wins, two draws and three losses, thirty-five goals for and seventeen goals against. On January 02 the prominent Portuguese club lost to modest Portimonense at away 0:2. Last week they beat Rio Ave 4:2 at Estadio da Luz. The visitors longest winning streak counts five games. They have scored fifteen goals within this period including six goals to Braga’s net.

Santa Clara has ten matches with both teams to score (yes). Benfica has seven games with both teams to score (yes).

Benfica underperforms in the current season. Actually, even such newcomer as Santa Clara may pose a threat for the Portuguese powerhouse.
Thus none of the teams express their firm intention to score in this game. There was just one game together lately that ended with 2-0. In this game we bet on both teams to score - No, with a big coefficient of 2.06 

«Santa Clara»

WINS: 2 LOSSES: 3

0 : 2
0 : 1
1 : 2
2 : 3
1 : 2

«Benfica»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 4

1 : 0
0 : 1
0 : 1
6 : 2
1 : 1

Last meetings:

03.11.2002

Santa Clara 1 : 2 Benfica

22.03.2003

Benfica 1 : 0 Santa Clara

18.01.2012

Benfica 2 : 0 Santa Clara