Santa Clara vs Benfica
Santa Clara was slight underdog away to Feirense but will have every reason to feel unlucky after their 2:0 lead till the last thirty minutes. The game ended as a 2:2 draw, with Santa Clara remaining in the middle of the table with nine points more than relegating placed sides.
Benfica lost their game away to Portimonense and opened new one badly, as they were 2:0 back in the scoreline against Rio Ave after twenty minutes at home, but then improved well in next phases. 4:2 was the final result, as the hosts took their opponent way more seriously and cruised to a victory later.
Santa Clara miss forward Thiago Santana (4/2) due to injury, while midfielder Jabbar (14/5) went to Asian Cup. Midfielder Chrien (8/0) can't face his parent club. Goalkeeper Marco (13/0) is questionable. The guests have midfielder Rafa (11/5) and forward Jonas (10/6) as doubtful for now.
The hosts play more offensive football recently and I believe this will be their option for this one as well. Benfica got burned recently away to Portimonense and knows that they need to attack from the start. Three goals from Benfica alone wouldn't be a surprise after they learned their lesson.
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Santa Clara vs Benfica prediction
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