Sporting vs Belenenses: The first match of the Liga NOS’ 13th round brings us a Lisbon derby…
That will take place in Alvalade, with Sporting hosting Belenenses.
O Sporting is in 2nd place of Liga NOS with 30 points conquered, having a record of 9 wins and 3 draws.
Curiously, this season they have already lost more points in Alvalade than on their away matches. However, it is worth mentioning that they have already hosted FC Porto and Braga.
When it comes to goals, the Lions have already scored 26 and conceded 8, which results on an average of 2.8 goals per match.
Jorge Jesus’ pupils come into this match highly motivated after having shortened the points difference to the leaders and also because there will be a derby between FC Porto and Benfica this round.
In case of a victory, Sporting will climb to 1st place in the league, even if it is just for a short period of time.
Belenenses occupies the 9th place on Liga NOS with 16 points conquered, thanks to 5 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses.
If playing at home the results have been pretty positive, things are completely different when they play away from their fans
As visitors, they have 5 losses and only 1 win. Besides that, they were only able to score in 2 out of their last 6 matches (Vila das Aves and Santa Maria da Feira).
The moment of form of the side led by Domingos is very negative, since they have only won 1 match out of their last 6.
Sporting vs Belenenses – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I’ve said it here before, there are two versions of Sporting: one with the double Mathieu/Coates and another version without them.
This is the best defensive line that Sporting has had on the past few years, and when every player is available, they are much more consistent, so I don’t believe that Belenenses will have enough arguments to score at Alvalade.
The hosts’ triumph seems evident, by at least a 2-goal difference, like it happened on Belenenses’ matches at Estádio do Dragão (2-0) and Estádio da Luz (5-0).
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