Sporting – Aves : Preview & Prediction
Sporting Clube de Portugal hosts next Sunday the Desportivo das Aves, at Estádio de Alvalade, in Lisbon, at 20:15, in a game to count for the 18th day of the NOS League. The lions won Wednesday’s Cova de Piedade 2-1, moving ahead in the Portuguese Cup. The Avenses did not make it worse and defeated Rio Ave, in the Arcos, through the penalty mark, after 120 minutes that were all exciting, with the final result being 4-4. Jorge Jesus took advantage of this game to rest players like William Carvalho and Gelson Martins, having already in view the filled agenda of January. The lions do not want to linger in the title fight and the slightest slipping could cost them dearly at the end of the season. At the moment, the green and white are second placed, with 43 points, to two of the leader FC Porto. Desportivo das Aves is fighting for maintenance in the Liga NOS, registering 14 points and occupying a modest 14th place. We expect a leonine triumph, but we believe that the team led by Lito Vidigal will make it harder for the intentions of the sportinguists.
In three of Sporting’s last five games there were less than 3.5 goals.
The lions have not conceded a goal in the past five games at their home stadium.
In four of the last five clashes between the two, there were less than 3.5 goals.
Sporting will win this match with some naturalness, because it is naturally better, either individually or collectively. However, this is a month of many games for the team of Jorge Jesus, who will manage his squad. We believe in a game with less than 3.5 goals.
Sporting – Aves : Betting Tips
Sporting – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70