After the Champions’ League matchday, Porto travels to Lisbon highly motivated to increase their distance to Sporting in the league table,
while Sporting wants to steal FC Porto’s spot at the top.
After their Champions League match where Sporting gave a good reply against Barcelona, they will now focus on this match of the 8th round of Liga NOS and the possibility of stealing the 1st place in the league table from FC Porto.
After 7 rounds, Sporting has only dropped 2 points.
On the matches they’ve played so far, they have a better attack away from home, but they concede less goals at home, only conceding 1 so far. But this time, they will face against a super strong FC Porto.
Bruno Fernandes, Gelson, Bas Dost and Acuña are the players who will cause Porto some trouble.
Team statistics: They have 16 goals scored and 4 goals conceded. After 7 matches, they have 6 wins and 1 draw, with a 100% victorious record at home and averaging 2.29 goals scored and 0.57 conceded per match.
At home, they have scored 5 goals and have only conceded 1, which shows us their defensive strength playing in front of their fans.
Porto’s current form is very good. 7 wins in 7 matches in the league, they’ve just beaten Monaco away 3-0 in the Champions League and they were able to win both in Braga and in Vila do Conde (where Benfica slipped against Rio Ave).
They come into this match with the goal of not allowing Sporting to overtake them, but after their Champions League performance, I think they have more ambition: to win at Alvalade.
At this stage, Porto have 19 goals scored and 3 goals conceded in the league, and they’ve won every match so far. On the other hand, they have only scored 4 and conceded 1 away from home, only conceding to Rio Ave.
Sporting vs Porto – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On this match, I expect two very intense teams, pressing high up the pitch and forcing their opponents’ mistakes.
I expect an offensive posture from Jorge Jesus and a fighting spirit with a strong and flashy attack from Sérgio Conceição’s team.
Both teams will play to win and I expect to see some goals.
Sporting will be motivated in front of their fans and FC Porto, with their attack, are always strong contenders to score no matter who they face. This way, I’m going for both teams to score.
|Both teams to score||