Sporting vs Estoril – Liga NOSThe team from Alvalade is in good form, after beating Guimarães 5-0 away and winning 5-1 in Romania against Steaua Bucharest.
The team has a good offensive dynamic and has scored a lot of goals lately.
Sporting: This good momentum is partly due to the inclusion of Bruno Fernandes on the squad, which is a player that can stretch Sporting’s game more and offer more dynamic especially on the final third of the pitch.
He also has the ability of shooting from outside the box, instead of Podence, which offers different characteristics to the team.
Sporting comes into this match really confident and motivated by their Champions League qualification success, which was fundamental for balancing club’s finances and also for the prestige.
Regarding the starting line-up that Jorge Jesus has used in Bucharest, we should see the return of Bas Dost to the starting 11, benching Doumbia who actually did well on that match, scoring the 1st goal of the match in Romania.
Estoril: Pedro Emanuel’s team has the objective of avoiding relegation and I see this Estoril side having a good campaign. They seem to be a team with the ability to have a peaceful season and they even show good organization.
They started their season poorly with a 4-0 loss at Estádio do Dragão, and some defensive mistakes, but then they gave a good response and won 3-0 at home against Guimarães and then went to Tondela, where they won as well, 3-2 this time. 6 points after 3 matches is fairly positive for them.
Kleber and Allano have been a good duo up front and both have scored 2 goals so far.
In Alvalade, we surely expect Estoril to sit back a bit more than usual, but the team even likes these kind of matches, where they can attack in transition.
Sporting vs Estoril Betting Tip:
Sporting is clearly the favourite to win this match and in normal conditions they will come out of this match with another 3 points.
However, they will face an interesting team, Estoril, that has been on the rise and arrives here after winning their last 2 matches.
They have suffered more goals than usual and having a manager that is a former central defender, he obviously likes to prioritize a good defensive solidity.
On this encounter, we should have Estoril sitting back more, and exploring the counter attacks.
I believe that we might have a goal during the first 45 minutes.
But Estoril will try to delay that goal as much as they can and if they defend well, this encounter will surely not have 2 goals during the first 45 minutes.
|Under 1.5 goals – 1st half||