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dabblebet customers can watch and bet live on the Derby de Lisboa, with Al Hain-Cole expecting plenty of goalmouth action at the Stadio da Luz

Portugal's Primeira Liga gets back underway in high profile fashion on Wednesday as Benfica welcome Sporting to the Estadio da Luz for the Derby de Lisboa.

Having not played a league match in over a fortnight due to Taca da Liga fixtures, the local rivals will be returning their attention to catching leaders Porto as they sit second and third in the league respectively.

Match Odds

Three points behind their neighbours and six adrift of top spot, Rui Vitoria's men are 13/10 (2.30) favourites with dabblebet to make up the ground with a big win here.

However, the Leoes boast the best away record in the division after taking 19 points from the first available 21 on the road, and are on offer at 21/20 (3.10) to put some extra breathing space between them and their opponents with another victory in this one.

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The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they last met back in April, and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them cancelling each other out once again.

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The case for goals

That strong away form this campaign is largely driven by an attack that has seen Jorge Jesus' side score 17 times in just seven matches on their travels - more than half of their goal return for the season so far.

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However, they have also conceded at least once in four of their previous five league matches away from home, and kept just a single clean sheet in 11 on the road in all competitions this season.

Meanwhile, the Aguias have found the net in 36 consecutive league games in front of their own fans, but gone six fixtures without a clean sheet - conceding twice or more in four of those.

Tips and Predictions

All in all, odds of 21/20 (2.05) seem generous on Benfica and Sporting producing over 2.5 goals for the third successive derby clash on this ground.

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