FC Porto – Sporting : Preview & Prediction
7 days before the end of the season, FC Porto dominates the championship and has a comfortable 8-point lead over its runner-up and big rival, Benfica. A new victory would bring the Dragons a little closer to a new national coronation. Pepe’s partners have just taken 16 points out of 18 in play and remain notably on 4 straight victories in Liga Sagrès against Boavista (4-0), in Paços de Ferreira (1-0), against Belenenses (5-0) and in Tondela (3-1) on July 9. Nothing and nobody seems to stop the good dynamics of the proteges of Sergio Conceiçao. Sporting CP therefore finds itself facing a mountain, which has practically secured a place in the Europa League next season. The current 3rd in the championship has 9 points ahead of the 5th, Rio Ave, The Sporting CP has also gleaned 16 points out of 18 distributed during the last 6 days but the results are less convincing with lately 2 short successes against Gil Vicente ( 2-1) and against Santa Clara (1-0) then 1 draw at Moreirense (0-0). Unable to win this Porto team in the league for almost 4 years, Sporting CP could fail on the leader’s turf.
Porto has not lost against Sporting in the league since August 2016.
The Dragons won 2-1 in the first leg.
FC Porto have conceded only 1 goal in the last 6 days.
Sporting CP has only won 1 in its last 8 away games.
A victory would bring Porto a little closer to the national title.
FC Porto should continue their winning streak against Sporting CP and get closer to a new national title two years after the last.
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