Sporting and Benfica play at the Estádio José Alvalade in a second leg of the Portuguese Cup (Semi-finals) after Benfica's (2-1) home win in the first leg. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 6 matches won 2 and drew 4. Indeed, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for Liga Sagres on 03-02-2019, Benfica only managed to win , by (2-4). The goals of the match were scored by Bruno Fernandes (43 ') and B. Dost (89') for Sporting and H. Seferović (11 '), João Félix (36'), Rúben Dias (47 ') and Pizzi 73 ') for Benfica. Despite the disadvantage of 1 goal that brings of the first hand, the home team has at least the advantage of having scored 1 goal out in that match. In the last game he played, for the Liga Sagres, won the Chaves away by (1-3). In the last 10 home games Sporting have 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 games, but his attack has regularly scored, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches in this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times but managed to turn the score in 3. Sporting enter into this motivated game after a 1-3 away win against Chaves: Luiz Phellype and Bruno Fernandes scored the winning goal. One of the best qualities of the home team is the ease with which they react to a negative situation during their confrontations. Sporting will play in the home, apart from the fact that they are at a disadvantage on the undercard. Thus, we believe that invest enough in the offensive process, taking into account the need to score at least one goal. Coach Marcel Keizer is expected to put the team back in 4-3-3, where the three most advanced are Acuña, Luiz Phellype and Raphinha. The coach will not be able to count on Bas Dost, Abdoulay Diaby, Rodrigo Battaglia and Tiago Ilori for being injured.
The visiting team arrives in this second hand with a 1 goal advantage but has conceded 1 home goal in the first leg. In the last game he played, for the Liga Sagres, won the Tondela at home for (1-0). In the last 10 games as a visitor Benfica won 8 and lost 2. For this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 victories in the last games. His attack has been marked with great regularity, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 5 games in this competition. There are 1 highlights in the last 19 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals between minutes (31'-45 '). Benfica enter into this motivated game after a 1-0 home win at Tondela: Seferovic at 84 'scored the only goal of the game. The visiting cast usually plays in the 4-4-2, where the two players whose mission is to lead danger will be Seferovic and João Félix. We believe that Rafa Silva, Gabriel, Samaris and Pizzi play in the most central zone. We hope that Benfica will adopt a more defensive posture, always watching the possibility of counterattacks. Coach Bruno Lage will not be able to count on Salvio, Ebuehi and Conti for being injured.