Ace Football previews the Champions League game between Benfica and Real Sociedad who meet up on Tuesday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
Real Sociedad take a trip to Estadio da Luz on Tuesday to play against Benfica. Facing the Portuguese giants so early into the new Champions League season is always a daunting prospect, but the visitors will no doubt give it their all to pull off a famous victory.
Real Sociedad will be satisfied having collected four out of a possible six points in their new Group D campaign, as they aim for three more points this time around.
Team form: Benfica vs Real Sociedad
Benfica beat FC Porto by 1-0 and lost 1-0 against Inter, before defeating Estoril 0-1. Benfica won half of their previous six matches on home soil in the Champions League, while also drawing one. They suffered two defeats, while they scored 12 and conceded nine goals.
Real Sociedad Form
Results have been up and down for Real Sociedad, who beat Salzburg by 0-2. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 2-1 against Atletico Madrid, before claiming three points in a 1-0 win against Mallorca. Real Sociedad, meanwhile, won twice, while they’ve drawn zero and lost four in their last six away in the Champions League.
Betting stats for Benfica and Real Sociedad
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Benfica and Real Sociedad. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Benfica have won 4 of the last 5 home matches without conceding a goal
- In the last 3 Benfica matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 10 of the last 12 Benfica home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Benfica have won 8 of the last 10 home matches
- Benfica have won 7 of the last 9 matches
- In 21 of the last 23 Real Sociedad away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 15 Real Sociedad matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Real Sociedad have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
- Real Sociedad have won 3 of the last 4 matches without conceding a goal
- Real Sociedad have scored in 11 of the last 12 matches
Players in form: Benfica vs Real Sociedad
Joao Mario is the most prolific Champions League marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Real Sociedad look to Brais Mendez, hoping he can add to his current total of two Champions League goals in his latest games.
Betting markets: Benfica vs Real Sociedad
Benfica won eight of their last 10 home matches across all tournaments while losing two times. Real Sociedad won four of their last 10 games away from home, with two draws and four defeats as well.
Both teams to score
Benfica have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than seven times in their previous 10 outings. Real Sociedad scored the first goal of the game in eight of their last 10 games.
In their last ten matches across all tournaments, Benfica saw five of them finish with more than 2.5 goals, with themselves scoring an average of two goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Real Sociedad’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches. Real Sociedad scored at least once in their previous 9 matches on the bounce.
Suggested bet: Benfica vs Real Sociedad
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Benfica and Real Sociedad seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Champions League match.