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Preview: Casa Pia vs. Benfica - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Primeira Liga match between Casa Pia and Benfica. This includes predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

In the first home game of the 2022-23 Primeira Liga, Casa Pier Welcome Benfica To Estadio Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa on Saturday.

Agias are looking to keep their juggernauts rolling as they head into a fresh weekend after advancing to the fourth round of Champions League qualifying.

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manager Philippe Martins Casa Pia’s side will be disappointed not to pick up the three points after last weekend’s goalless draw to Santa Clara at the Estadio de San Miguel.

in the game Ricardinho received his marching order, Leonardo Lello He failed to convert a 10-minute penalty. This ended up plaguing the newly promoted side as they failed to mount any serious threats from it before settling for their share of the loot.

This followed a brief pre-season campaign, claiming a 2–1 defeat to English side Sheffield United on 7 July, followed by a 1–0 victory over Mahfra 12 days later.

Casa Pia go into the weekend unbeaten in three matches after finishing second with two wins in the final two matches of the 2021-22 Segunda Liga campaign.

Enzo Fernandes celebrates Benfica's goal on 5 August 2022© Reuters

Elsewhere, Benfica battled for a spot in the Champions League with a comfortable 3-1 victory over FC Midtjylland in the second leg of last Tuesday’s third qualifying round.

after a 2-0 draw thanks to a goal from Enzo Fernandez When Enrique Araujo, pione cyst Pulled one back to the home side three minutes after the hour mark, but was substituted Diogo Goncalves With two minutes remaining, they scored back to regain the two-goal advantage.

This is because the 21-year-old forward Gonzalo Ramos He scored a hat-trick and handed As Aguias a commanding victory, putting in a performance of the highest quality.

Benfica are now eyeing the Primeira Liga, which kicked off the 2022-23 season with a 4-0 win over Arouca with a goal from Fernandes. Gilbertoand braces from Rafa Silva.

Roger SchmidtThey finished third in the league last season.

Casa Pia Primeira Liga form:

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Gilberto celebrates Benfica's goal on 5 August 2022© Reuters

Against the backdrop of a solid defensive performance last weekend in Santa Clara, the Martins can name three defensive lines that remain unchanged. Nermin Zolotik, Vasco Fernandez When Joanne Nunesat age 35 Ricardo Batista between the bars.

Afonso Tiara and Brazil international Neto once again paired up in the center of the park, with former Moreirense forward Rafael Martins Should lead the attack with the 25-year-old godwin the savior.

As for Benfica, Schmidt still cannot call on the Brazilian defender’s services Lucas Verissimocontinues his long journey to full fitness after sustaining a serious knee injury last November.

Argentinian starlet Fernández has scored in all three of As Agias’ games this season after striking out last time against Midtjylland, and the 21-year-old will certainly be a player to watch.

Coming off the bench, Gonsalves has performed well against the Danish side and the 25-year-old, who made 23 appearances last season, could start this weekend.

Candidates for the start of Casa Pia:
Batista; Zorotic, Fernandez, Nunes. Soares, Neto, Thea, Lero.Kunimoto, Martins, Godwin

Candidates for Benfica’s starting XI:
Vracodimus; Gilberto, Otamendi, Morato, Grimaldo. Fernandez, Lewis. Neres, Mario and Silva.Ramos

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We say: Casa Pier 0-2 Benfica

As Casa Pia look for their first victory of the season, they are in front of a Benfica side who have won their last nine games in all competitions. Considering the quality and experience gap between the two teams, we help our visitors win comfortably.

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