Sporting vs Porto – Taça da Liga: The Taça da Liga is once again decided on a Final Four, this time with a derby on the semi-finals.
FC Porto and Sporting face off in Braga, where they arrive in very different moments, when it comes to motivation and confidence.
If it is certain that both sides are looking to win, it is also certain that last week’s results will impact what each team can showcase here.
FC Porto has looked shaky on the first half in Estoril, but with the match being stopped, they can approach that match as a non-occurrence, looking at their position on the league table still with 1 game to play.
In that sense, they faced a Tondela already with a strong recovery spirit that, despite not ensuring an interesting exhibition, showed weaknesses on the way to “kill” the game, not avoiding some scares.
However, they took advantage of Sporting’s mistake in injury time against Vitória de Setúbal.
The defensive insecurity that the Lions have been presenting throughout the past couple of weeks ended up culminating on a play where they were too exposed to a long pass from Setúbal, that ended up originating a penalty and the consequent draw.
Sporting travels, this way, under fire to Braga, where they will discuss the first title of the season, but where they can also leave with the weight of consecutive failures on different competitions.
Sporting vs Porto – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The pressure ends up, this way, being assumed by Sporting that, before last Friday, looked to have the conditions to be precisely on the other side of this clash.
When it comes to the match up, FC Porto will be slightly better when it comes to its team’s creativity, despite the dependence on Brahimi, as well as on the moments of defensive organization.
Still, Sporting also presents abilities to make a difference at a certain point of the match, with the individual quality of player such as Gelson or Bruno Fernandes, and the goal scoring prowess of Bas Dost.
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