Moreirense vs Sporting – Liga NOS: Sporting travels to Moreira de Cónegos with 6 wins on the 6 league matches they have played so far.
For Moreirense, who are on the verge of the relegation zone with only 5 points gained so far, their intent of surprising might collide with the excellent moment of form of the lions,
although they might also have Barcelona, who is their next opponent in the Champions League, creeping on their minds.
Moreirense has been struggling on this beginning of the season, having a more fragile roster than they had last season, with fewer options and a manager who,
after a disappointing season between Nacional da Madeira and Arouca, is looking for solutions to rebuild himself in the top tier.
Two draws on the first two matches, at Setúbal, and, at home, against Feirense, and a single win against Estoril Praia, also away from home,
where the few points gained by the club managed by Manuel Machado.
Sporting’s good form has only suffered one upset so far, on their draw against Marítimo, on the League Cup, when Jorge Jesus opted to rotate his players.
The 6 wins they have had on the Liga NOS are where we can find some more concrete signs of what they might present in Moreira de Cónegos.
I don’t think that the Champions League will affect them, despite it being just a few days away. For Sporting, it is clear that their objective is all about winning the league title,
but we could also see they are in good form on their Champions League’s win against Olympiakos, in what was the most important win they could get on this group stage.
With their best starting line-up returning, Sporting will try to solve their problem early.
Scoring against a team like Moreirense, who will only focus on defending but without enough dynamic to be competitive should be easy.
Moreirense vs Sporting – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Sporting’s bigger ability to assert themselves offensively will be determinant in this match, although we might not see them pressuring during the full 90 minutes.
Similar to what happened in other matches, they will have to take into account the fact that they must manage the advantage they get well.
|Sporting to win 1st Half||