FC Porto – Sporting : Preview & Prediction
FC Porto and Sporting CP meet for the third time this season … The first two meetings were tight with one draw on the Sporting pitch (0-0) and one Sporting victory in the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue (0-0, 4tab3). FC Porto will want to take revenge on the pitch in the first leg of the Portuguese Cup. Leaders of the Liga with 2 units ahead of Benfica and Sporting, the Dragons remain on a draw at Moreirense (0-0) and 1 wide victory ahead of Sporting Braga (3-1). Hard winner of the Vitoria Guimaraes (1-0) at home, the Sporting lost its chair of leader on the Estoril lawn (2-0) last Sunday. Jorge Jesus’ fans expect a tough match at the Dragons stadium … The latter, looking for success in this competition since 2011, will want to fill the showcase of the club this year. Winner of the Coupe de la Ligue this season, Sporting would not be against a double but will have to get out the barbed wire in this first leg to preserve his chances of qualification.
Last season, FC Porto won 2 goals to 1 in their home game.
Porto is 8 home wins for 2 defeats against Sporting.
Twice 0-0 on the field of Sporting Cup and Championship.
Porto remains on 7 consecutive successes, series in progress, in all competitions.
The Sporting, in its last 6 trips, in all competitions, is 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat.
FC Porto, with high ambitions this season, will seek to take the best of Sporting in this first leg.
FC Porto – Sporting : Betting Tips
FC Porto – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70