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Football Bet of the Day: Eagles to land a goals bet in Portugal

Portugal football fans
Portugal will come to a standstill tonight for the Lisbon derby

"Seven of the last 10 league meetings between these two have delivered BTTS"

Back Both Teams To Score @ 1.715/7 in Sporting Lisbon v Benfica

Tobias Gourlay's headed to Portuguese capital for tonight's big derby between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica

Sporting Lisbon v Benfica
Friday 21:15
(Live on FreeSports)

In Spain last night, the Goths came away empty-handed from Almeria. The hosts won 2-0 to banish their visitors while also bringing down our goals bet.

Today, we've crossed Iberia and come to Lisbon for this evening's big game from the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Top-of-the-table Benfica are headed to old city rivals Sporting Lisbon. The hosts lost their last home match 1-2 to second-placed Porto and we fancy there will be goals at both ends again today.

Seven of the last 10 league meetings between these two have delivered BTTS, including Benfica's 4-2 win in this fixture last season. The Eagles are a perfect W16-D0-L0 on the road under Bruno Lage and are even-money favourites for this one. However, they have conceded in three of their most recent five away games. They haven't visited anyone from this season's current top four but, last term, their wins against the rest of the top four were by scorelines of 2-1, 4-2 and 4-1.

Tonight's hosts are a mixed W4-D0-L3 at the Estadio Jose Alvalade this term. Aside from that aforementioned 1-2 loss to Porto, the Lions also lost by the same scoreline to fourth-placed Famalicao. They have scored themselves in 7/7, while conceding in 5/7. The only teams they have shut out are currently down in 13th and 16th. We think the best Silas's men can hope for tonight is to grab enough goals of their own to keep pace with the flying Eagles.

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