Sporting vs Vitória de Guimarães – Liga NOS: It is on a celebration environment, due to the win on the League Cup
And already knowing the results of their two great rivals on the fight for the title
That Sporting will go into this match, with the obligation of getting another victory.
Their opponent this Wednesday is Vitória de Guimarães, who has conditions to upset the Lions here,
given the quality they have on their roster and the time they have had to recover some of their essential pieces on the attack to Sporting’s defence.
Still, it is Sporting that will be in the centre of discussion. Jorge Jesus has been dealing with a very tough task of managing this group of players, but unlike past months, at this stage of the season there are no longer international breaks that break the teams’ rhythms.
On the other hand, after a high-speed January, with the League Cup title making it all worthwhile, Sporting is about to get into an even tougher month of February, with matches in Liga NOS, Taça de Portugal and Europa League.
It is already visible as well that, after Jonathan Silva’s injury, the left side of Sporting’s defence is completely in the hands of Fábio Coentrão, something that they didn’t see as a priority to reinforce on this transfer window.
Gelson Martins’ injury also uncovers some lack of options for the right wing on the attack, while in other positions they might even see some players leave before the market closes.
On this combination of strengths and weaknesses, there is some curiosity surrounding the starting line-up that Jorge Jesus will present.
Sporting vs Vitória de Guimarães – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Pedro Martins, like it was said, is hoping he has been able to give some rest and time to recover to his key players, depending a lot on whether he will be able to utilize, or not, Raphinha in this match, to pose strong threats.
Heldon and Matheus Oliveira, who were loaned by Sporting, won’t be options for this encounter.