Belenenses vs Sporting : On the final round of the Taça da Liga’s group B, 3 teams still have a chance to reach the Final Four.
Sporting has the advantage, since they are the only team that was already able to win a match, against União da Madeira, and they’ve won it 6-0, which gives them a big lead when it comes to goal differential.
A draw here would still ensure them first place finish, as long as Marítimo don’t win by 7 goals against União.
But, for Jorge Jesus, playing for the draw won’t make a lot of sense. With Belenenses intending to be in full strength, this will be a serious test for the visiting side.
Sporting hasn’t suffered a single loss in domestic competitions, this season, having Liga NOS as their main focus, especially since they will face Benfica soon.
But the team can’t let Taça da Liga escape, having this advantage. Therefore, this is still an important test.
Despite not fielding their best players (although we shouldn’t see to many changes), this will be a Sporting team looking to win.
The victory, in turn, is the only result that matters for Belenenses, having the extra pressure of needing to win by some goals of difference, in order not to be overtaken by Marítimo.
The team from Restelo didn’t make a good campaign on this competition.
They drew away at União da Madeira and wasted a good opportunity to win when they hosted Marítimo. They have only won 1 out of their last 10 official matches, being winless for 7 matches at the moment.
Belenenses vs Sporting – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The situation is tricky for Domingos Paciência that started the season well, but has been struggling to maintain a winning rhythm.
If it is certain that their main objective is avoiding relegation, the success on this League Cup would give the team some impetus.
These are two teams that are looking to win, but the favouritism is completely on the side of the Lions.
|Sporting to win||