Sporting is the team playing the best football in Portugal
And that’s mainly thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ excellent form. That’s why the offensive sector has been so active and besides that, their defence has been very solid, with the experience of Mathieu and Coates, but I still think this Mathieu has too many weaknesses.
We already know that teams usually do some rotation on this competition, and Jesus can surely make some changes on the attack, but the quality will still be there, as opposed to the defensive sector, since they don’t have so much depth there, which makes André Pinto a likely starter, affecting their normal routine.
On the last 5 matches, Sporting, even with their starters on defence, has conceded 4 goals.
Marítimo has been a pleasant surprise on this start of the season, but it was kind of expected, since this team always has quality and their coach is even better, since he knew how to compensate very well for the departures of several players, who went to Braga, Belenenses and others.
Daniel Ramos has also setup their defence really well and they are the 2nd team with least goals conceded so far, along with Sporting.
This is a team that has a word to say on this competition, having reached the final for two straight seasons, losing to Benfica twice.
If they didn’t draw Dynamo Kiev, they would surely be in the Europa League’s group stage, and now having been eliminated from that competition, this is a team to look out for, both in the League Cup and in the Portuguese Cup.
Sporting vs Marítimo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
We all know that this competition only has 3 matches, so any loss or dropped points can lead to an elimination from the competition. Besides that, only the 1st team in each group goes through, and it is very likely that the qualification spot is decided here.
I believe that Marítimo will play their game, and attack too much, and besides that, the changes in Sporting’s starting line-up will be way more than Marítimo’s. so, I think we have a great match in perspective, including goals from both sides.
On their last 3 matches in Alvalade, Marítimo has scored, and on the League Cup, their chances will be higher. Adding that to Sporting’s strong attack, who I think will also easily score, we have a good chance to win this bet.
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