Sporting vs Chaves – Liga NOS: On the match that will close out this third day of football in the 9th round of Liga NOS…
Sporting, managed by Jorge Jesus, will host Desportivo de Chaves, coached by Luís Castro, in Lisbon, at Estádio José Alvalade, in a match between the 2nd and 13th placed teams, respectively, who are separated by 12 points going into this round.
The hosts will have their squad in full strength, while the visitors won’t be able to count with Nuno Coelho and Jordan.
The team from Lisbon, managed by Jorge Jesus, goes into this match with the imperative need to win, in order not to let FC Porto escape, since they have beaten Paços de Ferreira.
The team is coming off the worst streak of results of the season and the worst since the Portuguese manager arrived at Alvalade.
They only have 1 win, in a cup match, on the last 6 matches, dropping 4 points in the last two rounds of Liga NOS.
As for the visitors, they are coming off the best streak of results of the season, not losing any of their last 4 matches (and winning 3 of them), only slipping up when they hosted Tondela,
on the last round of the league, on a weak performance by the hosts, who despite playing against a 10-men Tondela side, weren’t able to break the deadlock.
This way, the team has 2 wins in 3 league matches, scoring 6 goals and conceding only 1.
Sporting vs Chaves– Betting Tip and Prediction:
The teams are in completely different moments of form regarding their latest results, with Sporting coming off their worst streak of results while Chaves is coming off their best streak of results in the season.
With Luís Castro being one of the more competent managers of the league and given their interesting form, I believe that Sporting will struggle to beat Chaves, who will certainly be well prepared on the tactical aspect.
This way, I believe in a very close first half, with little to no goals.
|Under 1.5 goals HT||